The Power of Metrics in Research Administration

90 minutes: This webinar will be a dive deep into what metrics can really do for us.  We will discuss how metrics can help us support and improve our business processes and manage risk at an advanced level. 

Over the past decade, many institutions have invested in institutional systems that can be leveraged to support metric analysis.  Duke University is one of these universities and they have built a comprehensive structure for utilizing their data to support, build, and manage their operations.  At Duke University, they have institutional systems for proposal submission, purchasing, travel, ledger, closeout, post-award processes, training, etc.  The data from these systems is integrated to create monitoring metrics for cost-transfers, effort reporting, and other compliance requirements. These metrics are now available for data mining, analysis, and visualization to support the research mission and faculty more effectively.  The integrated data supports improved compliance, business operations, workload management and more at the departmental, school, and institutional levels.
Also discussed will be what we can learn from the data we gather about awards, proposals, and other key areas.  Trend analysis can assist us in forecasting the future as well as identifying our challenges and opportunities. 
This is an evolving field and, regardless of your institution’s scale, there are numerous opportunities to use your data to understand your institution better.  Please join us to further explore what research administration metrics can do for us. 
Kerry Peluso, Assistant Vice President for Research Administration, Office of Research, Florida State University
Jim Luther, Assistant Vice President, Research Costing Compliance & Federal Reimbursement, Duke University

Level: Advanced

Prerequisite: Participants will want involvement with business processes and managing risk at their institution or organization.

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  • Participants will be able to describe how a university can utilize data to support, build, and manage their operations.
  • Participants will learn ways that integrated data can support improved compliance, business operations and workload management.
  • Participants will understand some methods that other institutions are utilizing to gather, report, and share metrics. 

Kerry Peluso

Assistant Vice President for Research Administration, Office of Research

Florida State University

Jim Luther

Assistant Vice President, Research Costing Compliance & Federal Reimbursement

Duke University

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