Recommended ways to approach your work involving UW-Madison institutional data.
Choosing the right tools and support starts with addressing the answers you’re trying to find.
Things to consider first
In general, when working with institutional data, you should consider the following when accessing, using, and sharing data:
- Policies and standards
- Data quality and integrity
- Privacy, compliance and security
- Architecture and integration
Third-party tools and vendors
Before adding a new tool at UW-Madison, it will need approvals.
Vendor suggestions that their tools will integrate with UW data should not be assumed to work.
I have a everyday data need
This might involve tools or available campus data for drawing insights or decision making.
I have a data integration need
It is recommended that you start by sharing your data plans with an expert who can discuss the best path forward. Make sure your data use is secure, follows the rules, and meets expectations.
I'm not sure where to begin
If you’re just at the idea phase and need an assist, work with our team to review your plans, involve the right people, and make sure your work is successful using the best practices. You can also identify potential existing solutions or get help with framing how your idea best works at UW-Madison.
Get help from an expert
Want to use a tool or software that connects to UW-Madison information through things like NetID? Get answers, practical advice, and guidance all data related needs, large or small.