As Congress continues to debate funding levels for university-based research, IRIS is pleased to announce a new tool to help make the case for increased federal and state support: the Congressional District Detail Report. It contains, for every congressional district in the country, granular data on the employment and economic impact of higher education and research — including the top vendors and industries providing research-related goods and services to your university.

Similar IRIS reports have proven very useful in governmental relations. On the national level, this type of data was the foundation for my recent opinion piece in The Hill and a “Dear Colleague” letter that got support from more than 180 members of Congress last year.

To see the nationwide report, visit this link: As with our other reports, each district’s detailed report can be downloaded as a PDF and shared with colleagues.

The data in this report are aggregated from data submitted by all active IRIS members.