Jason Owen-Smith


Research Project Description

The Institute for Research on Innovation and Science (IRIS) is an IRB-approved data repository that is the anchor for a consortium of (currently) 35 research universities who share restricted administrative data. IRIS serves as a trusted intermediary to clean, hold, improve, and responsibly share data for research use. IRIS will partner with Duality to serve as a use case and help in both developing usable open source tools for social science research users of restricted data and in convening a user group to help in assessing design needs.

Over the 18-month project term IRIS will:

? Provide secure access to IRIS systems and data to support development and testing of new software tools

? Develop and document both public use and restricted analytic datasets for analysis using new duality tools

? Consult on social science research needs, statistical tools and methods for inclusion and testing in the software to be produced

? Contribute analyses to aid in validation of secure statistical tools developed under this project

? Convene a social science user group drawn from active users of restricted IRIS data to contribute to design and initial testing of software tools developed under this project

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
(subcontract: Research Agreement)

Funding Period: 11/1/2019 to 11/15/2020

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