What is Collaboratory?

Collaboratory is an online, publicly searchable, relational database that captures how IU faculty, staff and students are connected to the community through courses, research, sustained programs, and partnerships. It also allows IU faculty to demonstrate how their engagement is integrated with their teaching and research.

Documenting the ways in which IU is connected to schools, organizations, neighborhoods, populations, and resources in Collaboratory enables us to be more coordinated, strategic, and efficient in our engagement to address the community's most pressing needs. Search Collaboratory to identify which faculty, staff, and community partners are working together through partnerships.

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Collaboratory is a relational database that allows ASU to tell its engagement narrative. It’s ASU platform to capture the variety of ways that faculty and staff partner with the community to address community challenges.

Collaboratory software permits greater institution-wide coordination by enabling users to search the database, identify which faculty and staff across the university are tackling the same social issues, and find out with whom they are partnering and in which communities. It also offers robust reporting capabilities that will enable each college and unit to better showcase the important work they do with our partner organizations.

By putting the activities at the center, we can connect it to other data points that staff and faculty are usually asked in isolation. Collaboratory makes it so that we can collect all of that information at one time. It’s a very important tool for university leaders - a tool that gives information about how staff, faculty and students are collaborating with communities. Use your ASURITE ID and password to log in at links.asu.edu/collaboratory.

Want to learn more about getting your unit’s engagement activities in Collaboratory? Reach out to ASU’s Collaboratory administrator - Christina Ngo at Christina.Ngo@asu.edu