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

Recent papers using the IRIS-UMETRICS dataset

Women are credited less in science than men

Authors: Matthew B. Ross, Northeastern University; Britta M. Glennon, University of Pennsylvania; Raviv Murciano-Goroff, Boston University; Enrico G. Berkes, The Ohio State University; Bruce A. Weinberg, The Ohio State University; and Julia I. Lane, New York University

A Quasi-experimental Evaluation of a Clinical Research Training Program

Authors: Elias Samuels, Phillip A. Ianni, Brenda Eakin, Ellen Champagne, Vicki Ellingrod, University of Michigan

Cutting the Innovation Engine: How Federal Funding Shocks Affect University Patenting, Entrepreneurship, and Publications

Authors: Tania Babina, Columbia University; Alex Xi He, University of Maryland; Sabrina T Howell, New York University; Elisabeth Ruth Perlman, U.S. Census Bureau; Joseph Staudt, U.S. Census Bureau

Science, interrupted: Funding delays reduce research activity but having more grants helps

Authors: Wei Yang Tham, Laboratory for Innovation Science at Harvard University

Better Data Will Improve Understanding of Federal Contributions to Drug Development

Authors: Government Accountability Office

Happening @ IRIS

Webinar: Greater Than The Sum of Our Parts: The Collective Impact of University Research

President Lawrence Schovenac of Texas Tech University, Rissa McGuire, executive director of the Council of Public University Presidents and Chancellors (CPUPC) and IRIS Executive Director Jason Owen-Smith held a session July 20 on capturing and communicating the collective economic effects of university-based research.


Several public universities in Texas join IRIS

IRIS is pleased to welcome Texas Tech University, Tarleton State University, University of Texas at Arlington, University of Texas at San Antonio, University of Texas at Dallas, Texas State University and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Read more…


Two new members join IRIS Board of Directors

Dr. Aimee Roundtree of Texas State University and Bethan Cantwell of Michigan State University have been elected as new members to the IRIS Board of Directors. Dr. José Román of Rutgers University has been re-elected. Read more…

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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