LANSING, Mich. – Michigan’s University Research Corridor (URC) — an alliance of Michigan State University, the University of Michigan and Wayne State University — announced today that all three institutions are now members of the Institute for Research on Innovation and Science (IRIS), a consortium of research universities using big administrative data to understand, explain, and improve higher education and research.

The announcement comes on the heels of President Biden signing the landmark CHIPS and Science Act, which received bipartisan support in its passage through Congress. The legislation calls for more than doubling the budget of the National Science Foundation over five years. It would also grow the Office of Science at the Department of Energy by 45% and boost the $850-million-a-year research account at the National Institute of Standards and Technology by 50%.

See the full URC press release at: https://www.urcmich.org/news/urc-institutions-join-iris-better-measure-impact-capitalize-funding-opportunities