Purpose: The Open Government Research Administration Data (OG:RAD)
The Open Government Research Administration Data effort is FDP’s data centric, evidence based subcommittee. Dedicated to surfacing pain points, assessing them for burden, compiling evidence, and working with our Federal partners to provide feedback to help ensure efficiency and effectiveness in their modernization efforts. In addition, we monitor all legislation and memos for impact on our work related to data requirements or potentially burdensome reporting. This subcommittee is part of the Research Administration Committee. See organizational chart.
Within the FDP we look to support a Community of Practice (CoP) for discussing data and solutions in the grants administration space. This user group is always looking to bring forward ideas from the community that use data to assess or manage their local operations such as dashboards, golden spreadsheets, or process augmentations.
OG:RAD will continue to work with our Federal partners to stay plugged into modernizations efforts that include implementing data standards (FIBF) and efficiency efforts including the adoption of new technology that bring new levels of transparency and access to data.
Quality Service Management Organizations (QSMO) and CAP Goal 8 – OG:RAD looks to be a standing participant in the QSMO for the Results-Oriented Accountability for Grants effort.
OG:RAD will continue to monitor for post DATA Act, legislation that will impact our community. Some examples include the GONE Act, GREAT Act, OPEN Act. Currently monitoring the American Rescue Plan Act and CARES Act asking, will the CARES Act have reporting requirements? Will CARES act reporting requirements resemble ARRA reporting?
Foster data solution sharing: In our next phase, OG:RAD would like to explicitly foster the following:
Partnerships: Foster ongoing collaboration opportunities with our peer committees like Finance and eRA
Committee, Subcommittee, Working Groups
For each data, evidence based effort OG:RAD establishes and helps manage a work group. Work groups consist of leads, volunteers and a project manager/organizer.
Open Government: Research Administration Data
Core Group (subcommittee chairs) looks to facilitate the following to provide vision for current and existing workgroups on data driven opportunities
Workgroup - LoC: (Burden Assessment) – Post Award Management: LoC Draw-Downs Survey
Leads: Nate Wayman-Martinez, Duke and Chris Berner, NSF
Standing Group: Data Analysis and Business Intelligence Community of Practice
Work with folks to demo local data solutions like dashboards and key metrics from our partner institutions. Open call for participants. Contact us and let’s make sure you are able to demonstrate your data wares!
Membership: TBD - Expected to be based on New FDP volunteer interest feedback and any data enthusiasts
Resources for the Research Community
Working Documents and Resource
FDP Meeting Session Slides and Meeting Summaries