Heidi Plus

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 the Higher Education Statistics Agency (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 read the Heidi Plus - roles explained (PDF) document

Requesting access

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), the Planning and Council Secretariat (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 Heidi Plus application form and return it to heidi@admin.ox.ac.uk.

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 heidi@admin.ox.ac.uk.

Contact us

Planning and Council Secretariat

Anna Gilbert