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Project Citation: 

Owen-Smith, Jason, Lane, Julia, Weinberg, Bruce, Jarmin, Ron, McFadden Allen, Barbara, and Evans, James. The Institute for Research on Innovation & Science (IRIS) UMETRICS 2016Q3a Data Release. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2017-05-04.

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Project Description

Summary:  View help for Summary The UMETRICS 2016Q3a Dataset is comprised of two collections. The first collection includes core files in which researchers will find university financial and personnel administrative data pertaining to sponsored project expenditures at IRIS member universities during a given year.  UMETRICS core files are based on administrative data drawn directly from sponsored projects, procurement, and human resources data systems on each IRIS member university’s campus. Individual campus files are de-identified, cleaned and aggregated by IRIS to produce these core files. The core files include university data on sponsored project awards, direct cost wage payments from awards to employees, purchases of goods and services from vendors, and subaward transactions to subcontractors. Additional files provide supporting information to characterize and describe IRIS member institutions, identify sub-university units responsible for particular grants, and provide additional detail on object codes included by some data providers. In addition to core files, we are releasing crosswalk files linking UMETRICS data to external datasets at the individual and award level. In the 2016Q3a release we include match tables that: (i) link individual UMETRICS research employees to dissertation data (with a focus on dissertation topics) provided by ProQuest, and (ii) link federal awards from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Science Foundation (NSF) and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to detailed information about the content of grants. This documentation includes details about the data as well as the matching process. The data release includes code and original data files to allow replication and improvement of matching procedures by research users.
Funding Sources:  View help for Funding Sources Alfred P. Sloan Foundation (G-2014-13636); Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation (20140651)

Scope of Project

Time Period(s):  View help for Time Period(s) 1/1/2001 – 12/31/2016 (Time period varies by the data provided by IRIS member university)
Collection Date(s):  View help for Collection Date(s) 1/1/2001 – 12/31/2016 (Data collection date varies by IRIS member universities)
Data Type(s):  View help for Data Type(s) administrative records data; text
Collection Notes:  View help for Collection Notes
  • The data collection was initially done by each IRIS member university:
    • Boston University
    • Michigan State University
    • New York University
    • Northwestern University
    • Ohio State University
    • Pennsylvania State University
    • Princeton University
    • Purdue University
    • Rutgers University
    • Stony Brook University
    • University of Arizona
    • University of Hawaii
    • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    • University of Iowa
    • University of Kansas
    • University of Michigan
    • University of Missouri
    • University of Pittsburgh
    • University of Wisconsin
  • IRIS PIs were not involved in primary data collection


Collection Mode(s):  View help for Collection Mode(s) other
Unit(s) of Observation:  View help for Unit(s) of Observation Each expense transaction is a monthly record (except for data anomalies)

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