Vision: Make institutional data easily accessible, reliable, consistent and secure to support informed planning, decision-making, and communication across campus.

Cal Answers supports the same vision of the Institutional Data Management and Governance (IDMG) initiative, led by the Institutional Data Council (IDC). From the land of shadow systems, hours spent searching for data, and conversations focused on methodology not content, the IDMG initiative created a roadmap to transform data into information and information into insight. Cal Answers is a critical component of IDMG's journey to create a culture of evidence at Cal and a data environment to support it.

Read more about the IDC and IDMG.