This webinar is to highlight the work of the Big Data Center and the Innovation Measurement Initiative at Census, provide a detailed description of the dataset itself, give potential researchers information about how to access the data, and address questions raised by participants.

Please join us for a webinar entitled, “UMETRICS Data in the Federal Statistical Research Data Centers (FSRDC),” presented by the U.S. Census Bureau and the Institute for Research on Innovation and Science (IRIS) on June 8, 2017, 12-1 pm EDT. Presenters are Sudip Bhattacharjee (Chief, Center for Big Data Research and Applications, U.S. Census Bureau), Barbara Downs (Director, Federal Statistical Research Data Centers, U.S. Census Bureau), and Jason Owen-Smith (Executive Director, IRIS).

An important project that is part of the U.S. Census Bureau’s Innovation Measurement Initiative is the work of linking UMETRICS data to core Census assets. The UMETRICS dataset (Universities: Measuring the Impacts of Research on Innovation, Competitiveness and Science) was created out of early efforts to document economic stimulus and is housed at IRIS at the University of Michigan. The UMETRICS dataset includes transactional administrative data from HR, procurement, and sponsored research systems, highlighting the people paid and purchases made on research grants from 19 universities.

These linked data are now available for research in the FSRDC. UMETRICS data without Census linkages can be accessed through a virtual data enclave maintained by IRIS. Generous support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation will allow IRIS to make small research grants for early and mid-career researchers including doctoral students and postdocs who pursue projects using these data. Contact IRIS for more information at 734-615-0015.

The webinar will be recorded and will be available on the IRIS YouTube channel. An additional webinar is scheduled for June 29, 2017, 12-1 pm with the same BlueJeans login details.

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