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2017 Data Release

UMETRICS 2016Q3a Core Files

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Principal Investigator(s)

  • Jason Owen-Smith, University of Michigan Institute for Social Research
  • Julia Lane (New York University)
  • Bruce Weinberg (Ohio State University / National Bureau of Economic Research)
  • Ron Jarmin (U.S. Census Bureau)
  • Barbara McFadden Allen (Big Ten Academic Alliance)
  • James Evans (University of Chicago)


UMETRICS 2016Q3a Core Files


The Institute for Research on Innovation & Science (IRIS). UMETRICS 2016Q3a Dataset: Core Files. Ann Arbor, MI: IRIS [distributor], 2017-03-15, doi:10.21987/R70080


Institute for Research on Innovation and Science (IRIS)


  • IRIS member institutions (19 institutions included in UMETRICS 2016Q3a)
  • Data Manager(s), Curator(s), and Distributor(s): IRIS has served as a data manager, curator, and distributor in this round of data release
  • IRIS has prepared the current version of dataset (UMETRICS 2016Q3a) for distribution for research purposes

Mode of Data Collection

  • The data collection was initially done by each IRIS member university
    • Boston University
    • Michigan State University
    • New York University
    • Northwestern University
    • Ohio State University
    • Pennsylvania State University
    • Princeton University
    • Purdue University
    • Rutgers University
    • Stony Brook University
    • University of Arizona
    • University of Hawaii
    • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    • University of Iowa
    • University of Kansas
    • University of Michigan
    • University of Missouri
    • University of Pittsburgh
    • University of Wisconsin
  • IRIS PIs were not involved in primary data collection


Institute for Research on Innovation and Science (IRIS)

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Resource Type


File Name and Size

  • Award Transaction: 1,356,224 KB
  • Employee Transaction: 2,811,262 KB
  • Vendor Transaction: 3,368,592 KB
  • Subaward Transaction: 99,434 KB
  • Sub-organization Units: 308 KB
  • Object Code: 25,528 KB
  • Institutional Fastfacts: 57 KB

File Type

Tables or Views in a relational database; csv files also available in the Virtual Data Enclave.

Dataset Description

The UMETRICS 2016Q3a Dataset core files include university financial and personnel administrative data pertaining to sponsored project expenditures at IRIS member universities during a given year.  UMETRICS core files are based on administrative data drawn directly from sponsored projects, procurement, and human resources data systems on each IRIS member university’s campus. Individual campus files are de-identified, cleaned and aggregated by IRIS to produce these core files. The core files include university data on sponsored project awards, direct cost wage payments from awards to employees, purchases of goods and services from vendors, and subaward transactions to subcontractors. Additional files provide supporting information to characterize and describe IRIS member institutions, identify sub-university units responsible for particular grants, and provide additional detail on object codes included by some data providers. 

Funder Name

Ewing Marion Kauffman and Alfred P. Sloan foundations

Access Notes

Access restricted; please apply for access to the restricted-use data.

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