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New Dashboard Expands Access to Current Research Measures

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A new tool for tracking institutional research data is now available to University of Minnesota faculty and staff.

The UM Analytics Research Dashboard, developed by the Office of Research Information Systems (ORIS) in the UM Analytics platform, provides a quick view of aggregate proposal and award data for research across all U of M campuses, colleges, and departments. The dashboard allows users with a U of M login to find detailed research data, including information by college or department, breakdowns by sponsor, and overall trends in proposals and awards.

The tool comes as part of a trend at the University to share timely information in a more transparent and efficient manner. With the data readily available on UM Analytics, department administrators, college deans, and many others in the University community can dig into their unit’s research proposal and award data to analyze trends, conduct tailored reporting, and formulate messages and strategies. Administrators can then use the insights to make better, data-informed decisions.

To access the UM Analytics Research Dashboard, head to the MyU Reporting Center (sign-in required) and select Research Measures in the Research section. Choose Research Overview to see a dashboard of broad, University-wide proposal and award data and trends. From there, the Sponsored Proposal and Sponsored Award sections will provide additional insight into projects, allowing for more detailed analysis.

While the measures appearing in UM Analytics are updated nightly, these data can shift periodically and may not exactly match summary data in the Research Reporting Center or the Office of the Vice President for Research’s annual report, both of which instead present periodic “snapshots” of data taken quarterly or annually that serve as official data for consistent institutional reporting.

For more information about this and other research reporting efforts, faculty and staff are invited to join the Research Reporting and Analytics Network. Members will:

  • receive periodic updates on ORIS's reporting projects—currently, quarterly email updates
  • have the opportunity to participate in previewing new data and reports
  • provide input, direction, and assistance with prioritization for future projects

Contact oris@umn.edu with questions.

Kevin Coss

Kevin Coss

Kevin is a writer with the Office of the Vice President for Research.

coss@umn.edu

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