IRIS is… a consortium of research universities using big administrative data to understand, explain, and improve higher education and research.
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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IRIS data cited in congressional testimony on COVID-19 impact on research by Jay Walsh, University of Illinois System
An IRIS fact sheet on the impacts of university research spending was cited by Jay Walsh, Interim Vice President for Economic Development...
IRIS Executive Director Jason Owen-Smith demonstrated our new Impact Finder tool in a webinar on Aug. 17, 2020:
IRIS Executive Director Jason Owen-Smith was the guest on a recent episode of the Tech Transfer IP podcast with Lisa Mueller. He discussed...
The IRIS Impact Finder is a new, interactive web tool that helps non-data-experts search the IRIS dataset to find vendors that provide...