Oxford University subscribes to Heidi Plus, an online data visualisation and analytics tool, operated by Jisc, containing data about UK higher education. It contains a large quantity of institution-level data, which is accessed via Tableau Server and can be presented in a variety of visualisations.
Viewing Heidi Plus data
Access to Heidi Plus is available through three different types of user levels: Gold, Silver or Bronze. These user levels control a user’s right to access specific projects available in Heidi Plus.
Gold users can access all data in the system; silver users are unable to access personal data (staff, student and leavers); bronze users can only access pre-populated Dashboards.
Under the terms of the University’s agreement with HESA, we are not permitted to give users unnecessary access to data in Heidi Plus, therefore you must have a business requirement for requesting a particular role.
To understand more about what you are able to do and access within Heidi Plus as part of a particular user role, please click on the link below:
Heidi Plus - Roles Explained (104kb)
Bronze accounts are available to all members of the University who need them. Silver and Gold accounts are only available to those with a legitimate need to access the underlying data on a regular basis (i.e. staff members who would be unable to perform a necessary task without it).
If you do not need to work with HESA data on a day to day basis but need it occasionally (for example, for a specific piece of benchmarking), PACS will generate reports for you.
If you have a regular business requirement to have access to Heidi Plus data, to request an account please fill in the application form Heidi Plus Application Form (63kb) and return it to email@example.com.
The legitimacy of requests will be decided by the University’s Lead Contact for Heidi Plus and Gold users will be required to undergo data protection training with Jisc (available as a free e-learning course at https://www.jisc.ac.uk/training/heidi-plus-e-learning).
Queries about Heidi
Any queries about using Heidi Plus can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.