Contract Research Volume Snowball Metrics Agreement v1
This standard information agreement specifies the information elements needed to calculate and communicate the value of income from contract research.
Contract research income is that received from an industrial or private external body, which is not a university or academic, from commissioning a particular piece of research with specific terms. Contract research is targeted at solving a particular problem, whereas other research questions may be more loosely defined and focused on discovery. Information and intellectual property arising from contract research will contractually be at least partly owned by the third party that is paying for the work.
The original input reference to this standard information agreement is the Snowball Metrics Recipe Book, page 61.
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 Research Contracts at the institution. For each record of a contract the following elements are to be included.
|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|
The following agreed vocabularies (or Lists) are used in the above information elements.
|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.