Income Volume Snowball Metrics Agreement v1
This standard information agreement specifies the information elements needed to calculate and communicate the value of awarded budget derived from research awards from external funding bodies that has been spent.
The original input reference to this standard information agreement is the Snowball Metrics Recipe Book, page 57.
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 needed to produce a standard report on Income Volume at the institution. For each record of income the following elements are to be included.
|Research Expenditure||An instance of spending of research award funds.|
|Research Expenditure/Amount||The amount of the expenditure.||Number|
|Research Expenditure/Currency||The currency in which the expenditure was made.||List (Currencies)|
|Research Expenditure/Financial Year||The financial year in which the expenditure was made.||Number|
|Research Expenditure/Financial Quarter||The financial quarter of the year in which the application was received.||List (Financial Quarters)|
|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.
|Financial Quarters||One of the four three-month periods that make up an organization's fiscal year.|
|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.