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Why do we need to report on metrics?
We are committed to collecting and reporting on a comprehensive set of performance objectives and metrics to help our management, NSF, and our other sponsors in a variety of ways—for internal purposes, such as strategic planning, performance reviews, and resource allocation; and for external purposes, such as measuring our scientific impact, facilitating comparisons with other organizations, documenting our contributions to our community, and creating accountability for congressional and tax payers’ investments in atmospheric and related sciences. Our Cooperative Agreement with NSF requires regular reporting on performance metrics and they are required components of the NSF NCAR Science Reviews and NSF UCAR Management reviews. We report metrics in the annual Program Operating Plans to NSF and our NCAR and Lab Annual reports. Tom Bogdan shares our metrics with every UCAR community member institution he visits and the UCAR Board of Trustees. With the enhanced reporting features in the Metrics Dbase labs and individuals can now run reports on all the metrics categories for performance reporting and in the future there will be links to the staff directory and program web pages.
Should everyone who participates in a poster enter the Poster into the Presentations and Posters database in a separate entry under their name?
Only the first NCAR Author should enter their name and the poster details into the database. The first author should identify the other authors in the notes field. If the first author would like to upload the poster into OpenSky, just answer yes to the upload question and formally enter all the authors for an accurate citation.
What should I do if I can’t find the institution I teach at in the AutoComplete Institution list?
If you can’t find an institution by typing its name into the field, first try to search on the unique words in the institution name, and also try the native language of the institution. If you still can't find the institution, contact Cindy Worster to have the institution name added to the database.