University of Saskatchewan

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University of Saskatchewan joins CASRAI

June 14, 2012

The University of Saskatchewan has joined the Consortia Advancing Standards in Research Administration Information (CASRAI), an international not-for-profit organization working to standardize research administrative data.

"We welcome CASRAI's efforts to improve processes and create efficiencies to benefit our researchers and the administrators who support them," said U of S Vice-President Research Karen Chad.

"Collecting and presenting data within a standard framework will allow us to more easily produce, analyze, and share information both internally and with our funding partners. This will also free more of our researchers' time to create knowledge with impact in our signature areas."

"Expertise from the University of Saskatchewan was a key early input to CASRAI," says David Baker, CASRAI Executive Director. "We are very happy to have the institution join us now in further advancing this effort."

Established in 1907, the U of S is one of Canada's leading research-intensive universities. Highlights of its robust research community include the Canadian Light Source national synchrotron, Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization-International Vaccine Centre (VIDO-InterVac), Social Sciences Research Laboratories, Global Institute for Water Security and the new Canadian Centre for Nuclear Innovation. Signature areas of research include the intersection of human, animal and environmental health; synchrotron sciences; engagement and scholarship with Aboriginal peoples; agriculture, food and bioproducts; energy and mineral resources; and water security.

Located in the heart of Saskatoon, the U of S features 17 Colleges and Schools and almost 100 research and support centers. More than 7,800 faculty and staff serve 21,000 students annually, including 1,600 Aboriginal students, 1,800 international students and 3,500 graduate students. The U of S is among Canada's top 10 medical-doctoral universities (Maclean's 2011), ranks second in Canada for licensing income (2010-11), and is a member of the U15 - Canada's 15 leading research universities.

For more information, contact:

Susan Blum
Director, Research Services
(306) 966-8575
susan.blum@usask.ca

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