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Business Objects - Subject Area - AURA COI
This article provides information about the AURA COI Business Objects reporting system.
DescriptionBeginning July 2013, AURA-COI reporting is available to authorized administrative users through a data warehouse system. The AURA Data Warehouse provides access to reports containing data from the University's Research Administration System, AURA, using the Business Objects tool. The AURA Data Warehouse contains data from several modules of the AURA system - Grants, IRB (Institutional Review Board), and COI (Conflict of Interest). Authorized users can run pre-built report packages that allow them to enter specific date ranges along with organizational unit and other dimensions to constrain the results to their needs. The report packages support simple navigation through related result sets such as summary to detail, as well as context and HELP information. Advanced users can request analyst level access in order to edit existing queries or build their own using the Business Objects universes.
- Log on to Business Objects Launch Pad
- Requesting Access Business Objects - AURA-Grants/IRB/COI/IBC Access
- Support for AURA COI Reporting
Responsibility and Confidentiality
The AURA-COI data warehouse contains confidential and sensitive University data. In order to use its data, you must have proper authorization. Your authorization means that you have the authority to use the data and the responsibility to share stewardship of the data with the other users of the collection.
Once authorized, you can access the data that you need to do your job. All authorized users are cautioned, however, that they are entrusted to use the data they retrieve from the AURA-Grants data warehouse with care. Confidential data should not be released to others except for those with a "legitimate need to know."
Please remember that you should never share Business Objects Documents with other users with the data intact -- send the query without the data.
Load and Maintenance Schedule
Since July 2013, the AURA-COI data warehouse has been available to Business Objects users 24/7, going offline for 10-minutes every midnight for routine Business Objects backup.
Periodic system work and other database maintenance activities are typically scheduled to occur outside regular business hours of 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Specific Maintenance windows occur; every Sunday 4:00 am - 7:00 am
Data from the AURA-COI module will be updated nightly; data becomes available at 6:00 a.m. the morning after an update. We will notify you by email if a nightly update fails.
Note: System problems or other delays in maintenance activities could result in unanticipated outages beyond the published schedule.