UW Research

Research Administration Learning

Research Administration Data Cube

The course takes a deep dive into the Research Administration Data available through the Research Administration Data Cube (RADC) on the BI Portal. Online lectures orient you to the Research Administration Data landscape with an explanation of the cube and a tour of its data points including awards, proposals, and expenditures. Video demonstrations highlight the types of questions that can be answered using the RADC. The online portion of the course concludes with two exercises for participants to complete. Completion of the online work is strongly recommended in order to receive high value from the follow-up live session. The instructor-led follow-up session includes a minimal debrief of the exercises and an expanded opportunity for participants to ask specific research administration data questions.

Previous data experience is assumed; participants are expected to be comfortable using Excel and pivot tables and have EDW access prior to attending this course. Participants who do not have expertise in Excel pivot tables or would like to refresh their knowledge before the class are encouraged to take a look at LinkedIn Learning tutorials.

Completion of both the online materials and the live session is necessary to receive credit for this class toward the CORE Research Administration certificate.


University of Washington staff interested in analysis of the research enterprise at any level of the organization (department, school/college, and/or campus).

Research Administration Certificate


Last Updated

November 2022

Course Materials

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