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Business Objects - Subject Area - AURA IBC
This article provides information about the AURA IBC Business Objects reporting system.
AURA- IBC reporting is available to authorized central IBC 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. AURA IBC provides pre-built report packages that allow you to slice and dice data tailored to your needs and requirements. These report packages support simple navigation through related result sets, such as summary to detail, as well as context and help information. You are only authorized to see data within your area of responsibility. Advanced users may 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
- Request access: Business Objects - AURA-Grants/IRB/COI/IBC Access
Responsibility and Confidentiality
The AURA-IBC data warehouse contains confidential and sensitive university data. In order to use this 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-IBC data warehouse with care. Confidential data should not be released to others except for those with a legitimate need to know.
Alert: 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
The AURA-IBC data warehouse is available to Business Objects users 24/7 with a 10-minute outage window at 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-IBC module will be updated nightly; data will normally be available by 6:00 a.m. the morning after the update. If you are an authorized user, you will receive email notification if a nightly update fails.
Note: System problems or other delays in maintenance activities could result in unanticipated outages beyond the published schedule.