Applications Volume Snowball Metrics Agreement v1

From CASRAI

Purpose

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.

Input Reference

The original input reference to this standard information agreement is the Snowball Metrics Recipe Book, page 43.

Question Set

See input reference.

Answer Set

The following specifies the expected contents of a data report compliant with this standard information agreement.

Records Structure

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.

Information Element Definition Format Requirement
Funds Request http://dictionary.casrai.org/Funds_Request
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/ID http://dictionary.casrai.org/Funds_Request/Funding_Source_ID 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

Lists/Vocabularies Used

The following agreed vocabularies (or Lists) are used in the above information elements.

List/Vocabulary Values Defintion
Funding Application ID Types WG input needed
WG input needed
Currencies
http://www.xe.com/iso4217.php
Financial Quarters One of the four three-month periods that make up an organization's fiscal year.
Q1
Q2
Q3
Q4
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.
to come...
Org ID Types
http://dictionary.casrai.org/Org_ID_Types
Countries
http://www.iso.org/iso/country_codes.htm
Months Months of the year expressed numerically.
01 to 12

Formal Schema

A formal CASRAI XSD schema for this standard information agreement is available here.