Hello! 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.
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
How to access the webinar:
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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.
We hope you are able to join us to learn how to access and use this
important resource to better understand the economic and social
impacts of research.
For questions, please contact Nancy Calvin-Naylor, IRIS Managing
Director, at 734-615-7464 or firstname.lastname@example.org.