Panel Paper: Using Administrative Data to Understand the Impact of Translational Research and Training

Friday, November 9, 2018
8229 - Lobby Level (Marriott Wardman Park)

*Names in bold indicate Presenter

Nancy Calvin-Naylor, Jake Fisher, Elias Samuels and Jason Owen-Smith, University of Michigan

This talk describes a unique data infrastructure for studying the work and impact of NIH Clinical Translational Science Awards (CTSAs), with examples focused on trainee outcomes and collaboration networks. The Institute for Research on Innovation and Science (IRIS) is an IRB approved data repository that takes transaction level data on sponsored project expenditures from major research universities. When linked to other sources of information including data on scientific productivity and restricted data maintained by the U.S. Census Bureau, the datasets IRIS produces offer unique possibilities for studying and evaluating the work of CTSAs. We present findings from a pilot study involving CTSAs from five IRIS member universities, outline a general approach to studying the impact of large scale funding initiatives, and present preliminary findings relating to campus-wide collaboration networks, career and scientific outcomes for faculty recipients of KL2 training awards.