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Survey participants can use CDS data to benchmark their IT organizations against peers.

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Release Delay — Issues related to our migration from SAS to Qlik have delayed the release of some data and related functionality. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. We are working hard to provide a rich data discovery experience with more meaningful data visualizations in the new Qlik Sense application. Thank you for your patience! For assistance, contact

Use Data to Analyze Your IT Environment

Individuals at CDS participating institutions gain self-service access to data within the CDS Portal. Users can create custom peer groups and visually explore and download IT core metrics on IT staffing, funding, and services. 2016 data is released in phases, beginning in January 2017.

You can use this data to make the case for additional resources, evaluate your organizational structure and governance, or calibrate or justify performance.

The Visual Data Dictionary for 2016 data is in development.  You can use the dictionary to map question items to spreadsheet columns in your custom download.


Benchmarking Basics

Using metrics to benchmark higher education IT financials, staffing, and services can add value by informing and reinforcing the decision-making process. Learn how:

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You can manage permissions and roles and access data in the new CDS portal. Select the button below to login and get started.

Access to CDS data is restricted to individuals at participating institutions who have been granted CDS permissions. To gain access, contact your institution's CDS administrator, or e-mail

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