Universities and funding bodies are placing increasing emphasis on return on investment (ROI) related to research. Research managers at all levels need objective metrics and data, further developed into visualizations, that provide insights to support decisions about investments and that also promote understanding of the outcomes of those decisions.
It is critical to have visibility to both inputs and outputs related to research, and VIVO-compatible data can be used for these purposes. Examples include:
-An organizational dashboard used by top-level administrators at a large research organization (>$0.5 Billion annual research expenditure)
-Benchmarking and collaboration analysis
-Faculty activity reporting
-Recruitment and retention analysis