McGill University is pleased to announce that it has joined the Consortia Advancing Standards in Research Administration Information (CASRAI).
By becoming a CASRAI member, McGill is reaffirming its support for the international push to standardize how funding agencies collect information from the research community. The collaboration also represents another noteworthy step in the University’s drive to improve the services it offers researchers.
“In the digital age, the ability to record, analyze and share data is critical to all aspects of the research enterprise – from applying for funding to collaborating with colleagues around the world,” says Dr. Rose Goldstein, McGill’s Vice-Principal (Research and International Relations). “That’s why McGill enthusiastically backs CASRAI’s goals of streamlining processes and reducing the administrative burden on researchers. Their efforts will ultimately speed up our ability to translate research into real-world benefits.”
“The leadership of Canadian universities is a fundamental component in this push for a common global approach to research interoperability,” says David Baker, CASRAI Executive Director. “With McGill at the table, our capacity to deliver on this mandate is greatly enhanced.”
About McGill University
McGill University’s 11 faculties and 11 professional schools offer more than 300 programs to 37,000 graduate, undergraduate and continuing studies students. McGill ranks 1st in Canada among medical-doctoral universities (Maclean’s) and 17th in the world (QS World University Rankings). In 2012, the University was again one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers. Canada’s most international university, McGill is located in vibrant, multicultural Montreal, in the francophone province of Quebec.
The Consortia Advancing Standards in Research Administration Information (CASRAI) is a non-profit standards development organization. It is an international community of leading research funders and institutions collaborating to ensure seamless interoperability of research information. It collectively develops and maintains a common data dictionary and advances best practices for data exchange and reuse between research teams, institutions, and funding agencies throughout the entire life-cycle of research activity.