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Michelangelo News

By Dinah Millikin

Michelangelo is now used by over a dozen Universities across the country, and so far, the data focus has been on advancement or fundraising data. However, Michelangelo is data agnostic, and can be used to model many different types of data. Here at the University of Washington, one of the largest public research institutions in the country, we have recently built, and are in the process of a wide roll-out, a Research Proposals and Awards model to over 500 school administrators, principal investigators, and researchers.


Here are a few of the many ways that this new model can be used.

  • Principal investigators can quickly check the status of their research applications or find out who is doing similar research by searching the proposal abstracts.
  • Administrators can see what proposals have been funded each month, and how they compare to other schools and colleges on campus for research dollars.
  • The Central Office of Research Leadership can look at proposals and awards by different federal, state, and local sponsors, and trend the awards over time.


The University of Washington School of Nursing was the first group to pilot the use of this model, and it has quickly become central to their metrics and reporting operations. Kendra Hayward, the Director of Research in the School of Nursing says "[Michelangelo] has been a great tool for us and has increased the efficiency and accuracy of reporting metrics tremendously."


Michelangelo is easy to access and easy to use. Its flexible architecture opens it up to a world of possibilities across the many business lines in higher education and beyond.


From the Michelangelo May 2014 Newsletter