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Glossary of Terms In Administrative Data and Reports

Data, Academic Planning & Institutional Research

Principal Investigator (PI)


The individual responsible for a sponsored research project. This responsibility includes both leadership of the scientific/technical aspects of the project and compliance with the financial and administrative aspects of the award.

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Expenses and Awards by Funding Unit & PI Unit
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Visualizations break down a unit's PIs' extramural expenditures and awards by the unit in which the funding resides, show PIs' appointment locations for expenditures/awards for which the funding resides in a given unit, and help compare a unit's impact in terms of expenditures/awards within that unit to its impact in terms of the expenditures/awards of its PIs regardless of where the funding resides.

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Postdocs at UW-Madison
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This data visualization provides information on the background characteristics of postdocs at UW-Madison, their average time spent in postdoctoral training, and their employment outcomes after leaving their postdoc appointment at UW-Madison. It was developed as part of the Coalition for Next Generation Life Science initiative (CNGLS). UW-Madison is a founding member of the Coalition for Next Generation Life Science, which includes 55 national research universities and schools of medicine. The Coalition seeks to improve transparency related to career prospects and opportunities for life sciences trainees, including both graduate students and postdocs.

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Employee Record Graduate School Office of Academic Analysis, Planning, & Assessment Publicly Available 09/19/2023