Simplify the IPEDS Process

IRIS provides an easier, more effective way to collect your data and complete your IPEDS surveys, so you can focus on more strategic initiatives that support your institution’s goals. This web-based, user-friendly platform automates the workflow process for first collecting your IPEDS data, and then for reviewing, validating, and approving your IPEDS survey.

Simplify the IPEDS Process

IRIS provides an easier, more effective way to collect your data and complete your IPEDS surveys, so you can focus on more strategic initiatives that support your institution’s goals. This web-based, user-friendly platform automates the workflow process for first collecting your IPEDS data, and then for reviewing, validating, and approving your IPEDS survey.

Automate Your IPEDS Reporting

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Save Time

Reduce manual entry of targeted survey data and streamline the approval process.
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Data Accuracy

Reduce the risk of misreporting with built-in alerts that let you know when your data doesn’t match up to previous year’s submissions.
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Enhance Tracking

Manage the IPEDS approval process from start to finish with easy to-use tracking and communication features.

Ease Burden on IT

This secure, centralized cloud solution requires minimal maintenance.
 

Frequently Asked Questions

Does the purchase of IRIS include the yearly changes to the IPEDS surveys? And will IRIS include new surveys when they are added to the IPEDS collection schedule?
Yes and yes. Future changes to existing IPEDs surveys will be included as part of the IRIS service. New surveys will be incorporated into IRIS after the NCES has added them to the IPEDS collection schedule and issued detailed guidelines for them.
Is IRIS configured to pull IPEDS data from live tables or customized tables built by institutions? If the locations change, does Evisions update the connection?
IRIS can connect to live, customized tables, CSV files, as well as relational databases (ODBC, OLE, DB, etc.) through DORIS, IRIS’s data ingestion solution. The data is ingested by DORIS, and loaded into, the Evisions IPEDS data model. IRIS then reports and completes the IPEDS surveys from the data model. When data locations change, updates are made by the institution’s data administrators through the DORIS user interface and includes IRIS with IPEDS Focused Data Model support from Evisions.
What are the pre-requisites for IRIS, and does the data originate directly from the institution's data systems?
During the implementation of IRIS, connections to the institution’s data systems are created. The specific data required for each entity of the Evisions IPEDS Focused Data Model (also known as DORIS) is collected based on each IPEDS survey type.
Are institutions required to write SQL queries to import data into the Evisions IPEDS Focused Data Model for IRIS?
With the Evisions IPEDS Focused data model (DORIS), the SQL queries required to import data into the model are simplified. The Evisions implementation team completes the initial SQL queries for data ingestion along with the institution’s data administrator. Although institutions are not required to write the ingestion SQL queries, we see many data administrators making edits or writing new ingestion queries when IPEDS surveys change, or when their institution change data systems.
How is the data imported into the Evisions IPEDS data model to complete an institution's IPEDS surveys?
The Evisions IPEDS Focused data model (DORIS) includes a built-in data ingestion solution. Through the user interface, the institution’s data administrators configure connections to the institution’s data sources. Data ingestion queries run manually or run on a schedule to pull data directly from the related tables within the institution’s data systems. It then populates the IPEDS data model based on each of the IPEDS surveys.
Which parts of the IPEDS surveys does IRIS populate? And does it populate every field?
IRIS automatically populates the IPEDS survey with form values, based on the import file specification to ensure data quality and comparability. If an optional field value is omitted from the file, the form field for that value will be populated with string N/A. IRIS does not support manual entry of information into input fields (i.e. explanation text boxes).

Key Features

Dashboard

The dashboard allows you to easily see and access all your IPEDS surveys.

Interface

A survey interface identical to the official IPEDS survey with which you’re already familiar.

Interface

A survey interface identical to the official IPEDS survey with which you’re already familiar.

Annotations

Ability for reviewers to include annotations within surveys.

IPEDS Focused Data Model

IRIS reports from a IPEDS focused data model. This data model lets you ingest and transform non-aggregated data from third party sources, serving as a repository for structured and unstructured data.

Pull your data into IRIS with one click of a button
Clean the data upon ingestion, making it consistent and more productive across use cases
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Combine your data with intent – specifying the raw data for what matters downstream
Schedule the data ingestion based on your needs

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