“EVAL is more than just tracking the necessary data for renewals and progress reports. It’s about having an immense amount of useful, up-to-date, easily-shareable information at our fingertips, and leveraging it in ways that can benefit our entire organization.”
Manager of Research Administrative Operations, Case Western Reserve University
Save time and gain insight with turnkey reporting and analytics
Provide your leadership and grant writing staff with easily-accessible, linked information related to investigators, grants, projects, publications, services and success stories.
Deliver key requirements to meet CCSG guidelines
EVAL supports data table 1 and 2 reporting and includes new enhancements to meet the recently-released updates to CCSG guidelines. It also provides visualizations showing the publication output of your programs and the grants received by those programs.
Utilize CTSA Common Metrics reporting
EVAL tracks data related to Common Metrics, allowing you to measure engagement of CTSA-funded scholars, track the volume, source and authors of publications, and more.
Demonstrate your internal research ROI
Use EVAL dashboards to measure the productivity and collaboration of your programs, departments and team members. Easily identify the top contributors at your institution by publications (including high-impact publications) and top grant recipients.
Gain insight into your grants, publications, investigators, services and more. See how EVAL redefines the way you approach your research ROI.
Deliver valuable insight to your research leadership
EVAL comes packaged with Forte Insights dashboards that allow you to quickly access information related to the output of your programs, teams, departments and institution as a whole. Associate team members with high-impact publications, evaluate the output of grant recipients, demonstrate your institution’s collaboration and much more. Insights is ideal for demonstrating the value of your research to internal leadership and to show progress toward CCSG and CTSA goals.
EVAL is designed to measure the impact of your research, and the flow of funds in and out of your institution (which is typically tracked within a grants management system) is just one data source that is tracked within the system. EVAL usually leverages a grants management system for grants received by center members, which are then linked to related EVAL data such as pilot grants, publications and shared resources.
What reporting features does EVAL provide?
Standard reports in EVAL include CCSG Data Tables 1 and 2, CTSA Common Metrics reports, and a constantly-evolving collection of operational reports and data visualizations. Additionally, customers can create their own custom reports, which can be shared across EVAL centers.
Who hosts EVAL? Does my IT team need to be involved?
EVAL is hosted by Forte, allowing you to get up and running quickly with no internal IT resources needed. This also allows for seamless system upgrades with no disruptions to your workflows.
How long does it take to implement EVAL?
A typical EVAL implementation takes 3-5 months, but the system can be up and running in a matter of weeks. The remaining implementation time is typically used by customers to prepare their data for upload into the system and to develop internal workflows and processes for getting the most out of EVAL.