Research and analysis firm Applied Analysis has reached a unique public-private agreement with UNLV that gives the university's professors, researchers and students access to MyResearcher.com, a powerful real-time data analysis tool.
MyResearcher.com will play an immediate role in helping students and staff at the university's Community Advanced Data and Research Analysis (CADRA) Project.
"We built MyResearcher.com to make analyzing important data easier for companies and organizations who rely on comprehensive, up-to-date metrics to make better, more informed decisions. We couldn't be happier to share this tool with an institution and community that mean so much to us," said Jeremy Aguero, a principal analyst at Applied Analysis. Aguero and fellow principal analyst Brian Gordon are native Nevadans and graduates of UNLV.
MyResearcher.com collects thousands of local, regional and national datasets that track key community, economic, fiscal and social service indicators, and it includes flexible tools to track, transform and analyze data.
Using data from MyResearcher.com, the CADRA Project will add a new campus resource for data management and analysis for research and academic projects and other data-intensive endeavors. CADRA also offers grant-writing support for UNLV students and faculty, and for partner organizations.
"The expansive data collection provided by MyResearcher.com will give faculty and students access to data to aid research and academic publication efforts, which will push UNLV toward its goal of becoming a top tier research institution," said Thomas Piechota, UNLV's vice president for research and economic development. "Our students will also be able to develop and hone critical research and analysis skills that will improve their employment prospects after college."
The CADRA Project is overseen by the UNLV Greenspun College of Urban Affairs' Nonprofit, Community, and Leadership Initiative (NCLI), which developed the project in partnership with Applied Analysis and UNLV's School of Environmental and Public Affairs. The project's first initiative will involve tracking and analyzing data on behalf of nonprofit agencies. The CADRA Project will help nonprofits create programs based on needs identified by data trends. Specific metrics will also help them measure effectiveness of their programs. Data analysis will also help nonprofits improve their chances of acquiring additional grant funding.
"Having access to the wealth of data provided by MyResearcher.com will be instrumental in helping our nonprofit agencies better serve their clients and the community," said John Wagner, NCLI director of community relations.
Under its agreement with UNLV, Applied Analysis is providing access to MyResearcher.com at no charge. In exchange, UNLV will host the website at its National Supercomputing Center at Switch. Applied Analysis will also gain important input from students and faculty that will help develop technological advancements for MyResearcher.com.
"This is a great example of a public-private partnership that will make Southern Nevada a better place to live and work," Aguero said.
About Applied Analysis
Applied Analysis is a Nevada-based advisory services firm providing a wide range of consultation services for public and private entities. The company specializes in economics, real estate and finance. It provides a wide range of services, including economic analysis, financial analysis services, hospitality and gaming consulting, information technology solutions, litigation support and expert analysis, market analysis, consumer sentiment analysis, and public policy analysis. Visit appliedanalysis.com.
The Community Advanced Data and Research Analysis Project at UNLV
CADRA provides support for an interdisciplinary research team focused on providing timely and accurate data analysis and grant writing support services for UNLV students, faculty, and outside organizations. A special emphasis is placed on research, data management, grant writing, program development and coalition building.