About & Program Consortia Advancing Standards in Research Administration Information CASRAI _50fa3212-d1bb-11e1-ad71-b7cb1c4a3b39 The Consortia Advancing Standards in Research Administration Information (CASRAI) is a not-for-profit standards development organization. We provide a forum and the mechanisms required to standardize the data that researchers, their institutions and their funders must produce, store, exchange and process throughout the life-cycle of research activity. We envision research teams maintaining a single authoritative file on their activities and being able to quickly produce any documents needed by funders and institutions from this single source file. Researchers Conducting and administering research today is an increasingly multi-stakeholder and multi-disciplinary endeavor. The stakeholders include the highly qualified personnel doing the actual research (researchers and students) and the organizations that facilitate and support the research (universities, colleges and funding agencies). This 'ecosystem' of independent but collaborating stakeholders depends on an increasingly fragmented, duplicative and complex set of information about research inputs, activities, outputs, outcomes and impacts. Recording, maintaining, analyzing and sharing this information is difficult and places a tremendous administrative burden on researchers. This results in valuable research time being spent on repetitive administrative tasks and valuable data being left untapped and under-utilized. The CASRAI platform brings together subject matter and implementation experts into an integrated community. Sudents Research Institutions Research Funders Universities Colleges Research teams maintaining a single authoritative file on their activities and being able to quickly produce any documents needed by funders and institutions from this single source file. _50fa35fa-d1bb-11e1-ad71-b7cb1c4a3b39 To provide a forum and the mechanisms required to standardize the data that researchers, their institutions and their funders must produce, store, exchange and process throughout the life-cycle of research activity. _50fa3672-d1bb-11e1-ad71-b7cb1c4a3b39 Time Save time for researchers (applying & reporting) _50fa36cc-d1bb-11e1-ad71-b7cb1c4a3b39 1 _50fa373a-d1bb-11e1-ad71-b7cb1c4a3b39 94107311-18ed-45aa-9186-bf96136961b8 Data Improve access to quality data for institutions and funders _50fa379e-d1bb-11e1-ad71-b7cb1c4a3b39 2 _50fa3802-d1bb-11e1-ad71-b7cb1c4a3b39 059f2a22-c954-4437-a47c-39b6a9e35fef Measurement Simplify the measurement of research impacts on society _50fa3870-d1bb-11e1-ad71-b7cb1c4a3b39 3 Society _50fa38de-d1bb-11e1-ad71-b7cb1c4a3b39 704c6644-89f9-411c-87f4-13d556ab5f0d 2012-07-19 http://casrai.org/about Owen Ambur Owen.Ambur@verizon.net Submit error.