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OARS Migration

The Online Access Request System (OARS) will be unavailable beginning at 5 p.m. on Friday, December 4 through 7 a.m., Monday, December 7 due to a migration to a new database and application platform. For more information visit the OARS upgrade webpage.

U-M faculty or staff members can obtain access to the University's administrative data resources that pertain to the type of data and level of access (view or update) they need to conduct University business.

Online Access Request System (OARS)

The Online Access Request System (OARS) is a Web-based process for requesting access to administrative data in the following ITS-managed systems and applications:

You can view descriptions of access roles and associated training within OARS, and descriptions of administrative systems, modules and data sets are available.

Cosign authentication controls what you can see and do within OARS. Unit Liaisons can obtain access information for all users in their unit, and they can initiate and authorize access requests. Individuals can initiate requests for themselves and others, but they cannot authorize requests, and they can view only their own information.

Note: As a security step, users connecting from a non-UM network, such as a public WiFi or home network, must use the U-M Virtual Private Network (VPN) connection to access OARS.

  • Note that MGuest is considered a non-UM network.
  • A VPN connection is not needed if using a MiWorkspace Windows machine. (Learn more about VPN on MiWorkspace devices.)
  • Connections through wired ethernet on campus and MWireless are secure and do not require VPN.

Using OARS

The following training guides and simulations will help you learn how to use OARS:

Information for Unit Liaisons

The following materials are for Unit Liaisons and other authorized signers only:

For ITS Staff Only

Related Information

To learn more about optional and required training, see ITS Training.

For Assistance, Questions or Help

Contact the ITS Service Center: (734) 764-HELP | | Submit an Online Service Request