Applications Volume Snowball Metrics Agreement v1
This standard information agreement specifies the information elements needed to calculate and communicate the number and price, or amount applied for, of research grant applications that are submitted to external funding bodies. Double-counting is avoided by excluding prior submissions of multi-stage application processes. An outline or expression of interest, for example, would be counted only until a full submission is received. The full submission would replace the outline/expression of interest in the count. Application for supplements are counted as new applications in the appropriate financial year.
The original input reference to this standard information agreement is the Snowball Metrics Recipe Book, page 43.
See input reference.
The following specifies the expected contents of a data report compliant with this standard information agreement.
The following table outlines the agreed information elements need to produce a standard report on Application Volume at the institution. For each record of a funding application the following elements are included.
|Funds Request/ID Type||The nominal type of unique ID used for an application for funding a research project.||List (Funding Application ID Types)||Should|
|Funds Request/Other ID Type||A keyword for a type of application identifier not covered in a standard classification.||Text||Should|
|Funds Request/ID||The unique identifier of an application for funding a research project.||Text||Should|
|Funds Request/Amount Applied For||http://dictionary.casrai.org/Funds_Request/Periodic_Amounts_Requested||Number||Must|
|Funds Request/Currency||http://dictionary.casrai.org/Award/Currency||List (Currencies)||Must|
|Funds Request/Date of Entry||The date the application was submitted to the research-funding organization.||Date||Must|
|Funds Request/Financial Year||The financial year in which the application was received.||Number||Must|
|Funds Request/Financial Quarter||The financial quarter of the year in which the application was received.||List (Financial Quarters)||Must|
|Funds Request/Classification Type||The classification scheme or taxonomy used to code a research project.||List (Research Classification Types)||Must|
|Funds Request/Classification Version||The version of a classification taxonomy used to code a research project.||List (Research Classification Versions)||Must|
|Funds Request/Classification||The code from a supported taxonomy used to classify a research project.||Text||Must|
|Institution||An organization with a primary role of performing research.|
|Institution/ID Type||The nominal type of unique ID used for a research-performing organization.||List (Org ID Types)||Should|
|Institution/Other ID Type||A keyword for a type of organization identifier not covered in a standard classification.||Text||Should|
|Institution/ID||The unique identifier of a research-performing organization.||Text||Should|
|Institution/Name||The full name of a research-performing organization.||Text||Must|
|Institution/Country||The country of a research-performing organization.||List (Countries)||Must|
|Institution/Financial Year End Month||The month marking the end of the financial year of a research-performing organization.||List (Months)||Must|
|Institution/FTE Count||Number of Full Time Equivalents at the Institution in the referenced financial year.||Number||Must|
|Funding Organization||An organization with a primary role of funding research.|
|Funding Organization/ID Type||The nominal type of unique ID used for a research-funding organization.||List (Org ID Types)||Should|
|Funding Organization/Other ID Type||A keyword for a type of organization identifier not covered in a standard classification.||Text||Should|
|Funding Organization/Name||The full name of a research-funding organization.||Text||Must|
|Funding Organization/Country||The country of a research-funding organization.||List (Countries)||Must|
The following agreed vocabularies (or Lists) are used in the above information elements.
|Funding Application ID Types||WG input needed|
|WG input needed|
|Financial Quarters||One of the four three-month periods that make up an organization's fiscal year.|
|Research Classification Types||Types of classification schemes or taxonomies used in research management.|
|HESA Cost Centre||A classification maintained by the UK Higher Education Statistical Agency.|
|NSF HERD||A classification maintained by the US National Science Foundation.|
|Snowball Classification Mapping||A classification maintained by the Snowball Metrics Steering Committee.|
|Casrai Research Classification||A classification maintained by the CASRAI organization.|
|Research Classification Versions||Registered version numbers of supported classification schemes or taxonomies used in research management.|
|Org ID Types|
|Months||Months of the year expressed numerically.|
|01 to 12|
A formal CASRAI XSD schema for this standard information agreement is available here.