All requests for data, research, information and survey administration at Western will be directed through the institutional research department. The director of institutional research will determine the need for consultation with the Institutional Research Board (IRB) based on the request. Requests will be shared with the Priority Advisory Board for approval and prioritization when an approved standard report or data set is not available. This will help insure the collection and use of consistent, reliable, and valid data.
All requests for operational technology-related processes and reports will be directed through the Information Media Networking Services (IMNS) department. The director of INMS will chair the Priority Advisory Board, and process and project requests will be shared with the Priority Advisory Board for approval and prioritization as needed. This will help insure that operational processes and procedures requiring technology support will be reviewed before resources are committed for implementation.