About IDR

Institutional Data and Research (IDR) is the website home for official University of Minnesota data and informative analysis.

The IDR website hosts reports and dashboards, policy analyses, and data governance information published by various groups within the University’s Office of Institutional Analysis:

University Data and Institutional Reporting (UDIR)
UDIR collects and analyzes data and publishes reports to provide information for institutional planning, policy formation, and decision-making. Among UDIR's primary responsibilities are ensuring the integrity of the data it provides to University decision-makers, governmental agencies, and other internal and external constituencies.

Enterprise Data Management and Reporting (EDMR)
EDMR helps University faculty and staff get the full value from the University’s data, reporting, and information assets through data governance, technology and platform standards, and community support and education.

Student Experience in the Research University (SERU) Consortium
The University of Minnesota serves as the administrative home for the SERU Consortium, a community of research-intensive universities that collaborate to administer student surveys and share benchmarking data to support institutional self-improvement.

Association of American Universities Data Exchange (AAUDE)
The University of Minnesota serves as the administrative host of the AAU Data Exchange (AAUDE). AAUDE is a consortium of member institutions which participate in the exchange of data/information to support decision-making at their institution. AAUDE data is the source for most of the peer data provided in dashboards published on this website.

Policy, Research and Analysis
Institutional Analysis conducts or assembles policy research and analysis on a range of higher education issues, as directed by the University’s administration. Examples include understanding changing state and national geo-demographic trends, postcollegiate outcomes of graduates, and financial and non-financial returns on investment in college attendance and graduation.