Sustainable Spin Offs Snowball Metrics Agreement v1

From CASRAI

Purpose

This standard information agreement specifies the information elements needed to calculate and communicate the number of sustainable spin-offs.

It answers the question of how many companies that are high quality, and therefore sustainable, an institution has delivered. A spin-off is a company that has been set up to exploit intellectual property that originated from within the institution. It may be:

  • A spin-off with some institutional ownership.
  • A formal spin-off that is not owned by the institution.
  • Staff start-up that has been set up by current institutional staff, or those who were a staff member within the last 2 years, but that are not based on intellectual property from the institution.
  • Graduate start-up that has been set up by graduates who are currently members of the institution, or were a member within the last 2 years, regardless of where any intellectual property resides, when there has been formal business support from the institution.
  • Undergraduate start up, when there has been formal business support from the institution.

Sustainable spin-offs are active companies that have survived for at least 3 years.

Input Reference

The original input reference to this standard information agreement is the Snowball Metrics Recipe Book, page 107.

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 Sustainable Spin Offs at the institution. For each record of a spin off the following elements are included.

Information Element Definition Format Requirement
Spin Off Comany http://dictionary.casrai.org/Spin_Off_Company
Spin Off Company/Number of Employees http://dictionary.casrai.org/Spin_Off_Company/Number_of_Employees Number Must
Spin Off Company/Date Established http://dictionary.casrai.org/Spin_Off_Company/Date_Established Date 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

Lists/Vocabularies Used

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

List/Vocabulary Values Defintion
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.