Archive for the ‘SPO’ Category

SUDS-SPO releases “Award-Agreement Map”

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

The SUDS-SPO group (Stanford University Data Stewardship – Sponsored Projects) has released a graphical overview of relationships among major entities in sponsored projects, including sponsored proposals, sponsored agreements, sponsored awards, and Oracle awards.

spo_map

This and other data stewardship ‘maps’ are available at http://irds.stanford.edu/maps.

User support for research query environment

Saturday, February 22nd, 2014

In response to user requests, a subgroup of SUDS-SPO has collaborated with the reporting environment development team to provide user support via mouseover text for folders in the OBI research ad hoc query environment. These provide key details about data definitions and usage. For example:

  • The Fact folder contains “Amounts (dollars, etc.) associated with SeRA transactions. Data are transaction total amounts which take any changes to date into consideration.”
  • The Sponsored Project Dimension folder contains “Current SPO number, title, and status of all sponsored proposals regardless of proposal status, plus additional attributes in subfolders. See ‘Dim – Time’ for start/end dates and ‘Fact – Research’ for amounts.”

Definitions for the entities underlying each folder are available in the data dictionary; test users also recommended directing new users to this central resource for orientation. If the audience for this reporting environment broadens beyond the current small number of high-level analysts, the group recommends including these entity definitions in mouseovers as well for quick reference.

Developing and approving definitions for all entities referenced in this reporting environment, and then for all associated data elements, is the initial scope of the SUDS-SPO group.

SUDS-SPO meeting 2/10/2014

Monday, February 10th, 2014

The sponsored projects data stewardship group met on February 10 and made great progress in pinning down definitions for (and differences among) dates and dollar amounts associated with stages of the sponsored project lifecycle. These included:

SUDS-SPO meeting 1/27/2014

Monday, January 27th, 2014

The sponsored projects data stewardship group met on January 27 and developed definitions and supporting information around three content areas:

SUDS-SPO Meeting 1/13/2014

Monday, January 13th, 2014

The sponsored project data stewardship group met on January 13 to review the basic definition of a Sponsored Proposal, as well as the following types of Sponsored Proposals:

The group also clarified the distinction between Sponsored Proposal Status and Sponsored Proposal Transaction Status.

More information is available here: https://asconfluence.stanford.edu/confluence/download/attachments/621052073/SUDS-SPO+1-13+followup%2C+1-27+agenda.pdf?version=1&modificationDate=1390967951000

SUDS-SPO Meeting 12/9/2013

Monday, December 9th, 2013

The sponsored projects data stewardship group met on December 9 to continue reviewing definitions for major entities appearing in the research reporting environments in development. The group reviewed overall goals, confirming that the initial goals are “good-enough” initial definitions for the foundational entities most central to the research ad hoc environment (those in blue here: https://asconfluence.stanford.edu/confluence/display/DGS/Major+Entities+in+Sponsored+Projects).

In this meeting, the group covered core entities around costs and roles, including:

More information is available here: https://asconfluence.stanford.edu/confluence/download/attachments/621052073/SUDS-SPO+12-9+followup%2C+1-13+agenda.pdf?version=1&modificationDate=1389903042000

SUDS-SPO Meeting 11/25/2013

Monday, November 25th, 2013

The sponsored projects data stewardship group met on November 25 to continue reviewing definitions for major entities appearing in the research reporting environments in development. Since these reporting contexts are focused primarily on pre-award data, this shapes many of the group’s initial priorities, though it is important to understand how the elements function in post-award contexts as well.

In this week’s meeting, the group discussed the following elements:

More information is available here: https://asconfluence.stanford.edu/confluence/download/attachments/621052073/SUDS-SPO+11-25+followup%2C+12-9+agenda.pdf?version=1&modificationDate=1386803038000