York University has joined the Consortia Advancing Standards in Research Administration Information (CASRAI), a not-for-profit standards development organization specializing in standardizing research data.
“York University is pleased to partner with CASRAI and support its initiatives to streamline the research administration process,” said Robert Haché, York’s vice-president research & innovation. “The continued development of these standards will help our researchers save time and improve efficiency during the funding application process.”
CASRAI provides both a forum and the mechanisms required to standardize the data that researchers, their institutions and their funders use to describe research activity. Key benefits for the research community include saving time for researchers, improving access to quality data for institutions and funders, and clarifying the measurement of research impacts on society.
“We are very pleased to see York joining this initiative,” said David Baker, executive director of CASRAI. “Their expertise and innovative contributions to the CASRAI mandate will be highly valued. We look forward to this collaboration.”
The York membership with CASRAI provides the University and the Office of Research Services with access to information on standards that will help streamline the grant application process. The information can also be applied to the way researchers describe their research activities on their CVs.
By standardizing the data that researchers use to describe research activity, the University can further pinpoint its strengths and challenges. This in turn, will help York University move forward with research planning.
For more information, contact David Phipps, director, Office of Research Services, at ext. 55813.