IRIS is… a consortium of research universities using big administrative data to understand, explain, and improve higher education and research.

IRIS is… a consortium of research universities using big administrative data to understand, explain, and improve higher education and research.

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Wayne State University joins IRIS

IRIS is pleased to welcome Wayne State University as the newest member of the consortium. Wayne State’s sponsored research volume has grown 70% since 2015, totaling $320 million in Fiscal Year 2020. Read more…

Researchers at Ohio State University use IRIS-UMETRICS data to explore the ripple effects of research funding

A recently published piece in Science Advances relied on UMETRICS data to examine the ripple effects of research funding.

IRIS member universities submit data to the institute and receive back reports focused on institutional research, governmental relations, and public communications.

IRIS produces interactive reports to illuminate the impact of universities’ research activities on the economy and career pathways of employees.

The IRIS dataset is a valuable asset for researchers in a variety of disciplines, capturing detailed data from nearly 400,000 awards representing more than 41% of U.S. total R & D spending at univerisities.

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Wayne State University joins IRIS

IRIS welcomes Wayne State University as its newest member. Membership in IRIS will help the university describe the human and economic...

IRIS’ Jason Owen-Smith and Bruce Weinberg co-author piece in the Harvard Data Science Review on a data mosaic approach to research on innovation and science

This article presents a new framework for realizing the value of linked data understood as a strategic asset and increasingly necessary form of infrastructure for policy-making and research in many domains. We outline a framework, the ‘data mosaic’ approach, which combines socio-organizational and technical aspects.

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