UofT Data Catalogue

Understanding and promoting visibility of our institutional data assets is an important goal of our Institutional Data Strategy.  Ultimately, we want to ensure that decisions are being made using the most appropriate data sources.

A data catalogue is an inventory of institutional data assets to help users discover and learn about our data assets.  It is our metadata – data about our data. The data catalogue is meant to:

  • Provide visibility of our institutional data assets
  • Identify authoritative sources of ‘truth’
  • Provide links to data definitions, related analytics products, and data quality metrics

All UofT staff have access to the data catalogue, which can be found on UData.

Data Catalogue

 

Requesting Access to Institutional Data

The institutional data assets managed by IRDG are available to all staff that have a need to access data as part of their role.

QA Dashboards  Production Dashboards

If you do not already have access to the data you need, please follow the steps listed.

Request access to the business intelligence dashboards, cubes, and reports

  1. Download the Request for Access – BI dashboards, cubes, reports form
  2. Complete the form and select the required data sets
  3. Obtain your supervisor’s approval and signature
  4. Submit the form via ServiceNow

Request access to the data warehouse

  1. Download the Request for Access – data warehouse form
  2. Complete the form and select the required data sets
  3. Obtain your supervisor’s approval and signature
  4. Submit the form via ServiceNow

Connect to IBMDB2 in Tableau Desktop

To connect to a data warehouse using IBM DB2 from Tableau Desktop, follow the instructions from Connecting to IBM DB2 database in Tableau Desktop.

 

Please note: Access policies and procedures will be reviewed by the Data Governance Committee and are subject to change.