Data Cookbook being retired 12/27/19

The current Ohio State data dictionary, Data Cookbook (, is retiring as of Friday, December 27, 2019.

Since June 2016, Data Cookbook has been used as a central repository for organizing and storing report information and data definitions for parts of the university.

A decision has been made to not renew the Data Cookbook when its license expires on December 27. A replacement tool has been selected (name to be announced in the new year) and will be implemented in early 2020.

As a result, you will be losing access to Data Cookbook and the information it contains on December 27. The information that Data Cookbook currently holds will be archived and relevant information from it will be transferred to the new tool. An implementation plan for onboarding users to the new tool is in development.

We are excited about the functionality and features of the new tool and the benefits it will bring to the Ohio State data and analytics community.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact