About & Program


Publication: 2012-07-19



Name:Owen Ambur


Name:Consortia Advancing Standards in Research Administration Information


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.


  • ResearchersConducting 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