Research & Analysis Resources for Faculty

DU Data Insights (Executive Dashboard)

DU Data Insights is a reporting portal that presents reports from various reporting tools on the same form. It is the replacement for the Executive Dashboard. All reports that were previously accessed through the Executive Dashboard or Tableau can be accessed through DU Data Insights. As an added feature, we have included basic documentation for Banner reports within DU Data Insights. While the Banner reports cannot be accessed directly from this reporting portal, the search feature will now show the majority of institutional reports.

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JMP (pronounced "jump") is a suite of computer programs for statistical analysis. To download, go to Mac Applications or PC Applications in MyDU.

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Nvivo is a qualitative and mixed-methods data analysis software tool. To download, go to Mac Applications or PC Applications in MyDU.

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The Office of Institutional Research & Analysis administers the university's site license for Qualtrics, a robust survey tool that faculty, staff and students can use for free with an active DU email address.

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Project REDCap is a service for faculty members conducting human subject research in which sensitive data will be collected. REDCap allows for managing and collecting research data in a secure central server location. Support for REDCap is provided by a partnership between IT@DU and University Libraries. IT@DU provides access control, enabling of research project data collection (IRB protocol approval required) and system maintenance and management. University Libraries provides use tutorials, feature support, and troubleshooting.

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SAS is software used for statistical analysis, data mining, forecasting, and a number of other business intelligence, visualization, and analytics functions.

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Spartan is a molecular modeling and computational chemistry application from Wavefunction. To download, go to Mac Applications or PC Applications in MyDU

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SPSS Statistics is licensed for teaching and research purposes on all DU owned computers. For access to the software, contact the IT Help Center. SPSS is also available in the Anderson Academic Commons lab on both Windows and Mac computers, and other restricted labs around campus. 

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Tableau is a software solution used to explore, analyze, and visualize data at the University. The Office of Institutional Research & Analysis administers licenses for Tableau Desktop to develop and publish visualizations, and access for Tableau Server to share content.

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Microsoft Visio is a diagramming, flowchart, and vector graphics application. Microsoft Visio is only available on Microsoft Windows operating systems.

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