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2018 Data Release

UMETRICS 2017Q4a Core Files

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Principal Investigator(s)

  • Ron Jarmin (U.S. Census Bureau)
  • Julia Lane (New York University)
  • Jason Owen-Smith (University of Michigan)
  • Bruce Weinberg (Ohio State University / National Bureau of Economic Research)


UMETRICS 2017Q4a Core Files


The Institute for Research on Innovation & Science (IRIS). UMETRICS 2017Q4a Dataset: Core Files. Ann Arbor, MI: IRIS [distributor], 2018-04-10, doi: 10.21987/R7XT0M


Institute for Research on Innovation and Science (IRIS)


  • IRIS member institutions
  • 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 UMETRICS 2017Q4a dataset for distribution for research purposes

Mode of Data Collection

  • IRIS Principal Investigators (PIs) were not involved in primary data collection, which was initially carried out by each IRIS member university as part of its administrative functions. Twenty-six (26) member universities are represented in the UMETRICS2017Q4a dataset:
    • Boston University
    • Emory University
    • Indiana 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 California – San Diego
    • University of Cincinnati
    • University of Colorado-Boulder
    • University of Hawaii
    • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    • University of Iowa
    • University of Kansas
    • University of Michigan
    • University of Missouri
    • University of Pennsylvania
    • University of Pittsburgh
    • University of Virginia
    • University of Wisconsin-Madison


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File Name and Size

  • Award Transaction: 29,231 KB
  • Employee Transaction: 2,973,034 KB
  • Vendor Transaction: 3,381,733 KB
  • Subaward Transaction: 118,362 KB

File Type

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

Dataset Description

The UMETRICS 2017Q4a 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.  

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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