Data Usage

The ability to collect, analyze and distribute data and information is one of the most powerful tools available to advance the University’s strategic goals.  The following resources are provided to help BU faculty, administrators, and researchers to access and use data appropriately and effectively.

Bio-demographic Data Use Guidelines

Standards for Storing and Using Name, Sex/Gender, and Pronouns (Technical Partners)

Data collection and reporting processes regarding diversity, equity, and inclusion among Boston University’s students, employees, and alumni are overseen by the university’s Data Governance Program.

As guidelines and policies regarding the collection and use of data are created, this page will be updated accordingly.

If you have any questions on the best way to obtain or access data, or the proper usage of data, please reach out to