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Request Access to Reports, Analytics, and Data

You need permission to access reports and visualizations on the BI Portal, UW Profiles, or to directly query our Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW).

Our unit manages data permissions using two UW standards: roles and ASTRA. These roles were designed and sanctioned by the Data Management Committee (DMC) on behalf of the UW’s Data Custodians and implemented by the Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW). ASTRA is an access management service managed by the Identity and Access Management (IAM) group in UW-IT.

Follow these steps to get or update your permissions so you can begin exploring and understanding UW enterprise data.

Determine the role you need

The data you are able to access is governed by your role. First, what level of access do you need to do your work?

To find the right role, consider the subject area you will use and the level of detail you need. Consult the Security and Access Roles Matrix to find the role that is right for you.

Request Access From your Unit Authorizer:

The following roles only require a designated person in your unit (your “unit authorizer”) to give you permission:

  • Administrator/Manager/Fiscal Tech
  • Administrative Analyst
  • Payroll Coordinator
  • Advisor/Academic Staff
  • Faculty/Principal Investigator

Click to Complete the Process:

Find My Authorizer Tool


We want to make this process as simple and stress-free as possible. If you have any questions, please write us at and put “EDW Access” in the subject line.

Last reviewed September 20, 2019