IDR stands for . It refers to a new method of providing financial (and other) reports based on a marriage of the new Data Warehouse with the IBM Cognos report writer software. The benefit of IDR is a more seamless and powerful process for creating reports. Eventually, IDR will become the standard for reporting across the University. In order to use IDR a Cognos license needs to be obtained. There are several types of licensing, depending on your needs. Contact your supervisor for more information.