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About Us

More research. Less paperwork. Better information.

CASRAI is an international nonprofit membership initiative led by research institutions and their partners. Our mission is to adapt the principles and best practices of open standards and data governance to lead and facilitate key stakeholders in annual deliberations to develop ‘standard information agreements’ that serve as bridges between research information users. CASRAI agreements cover all the key information requirements that relate to the management of research throughout its life cycle. This includes information requirements related to applications for funds, CVs, project and funds management, compliance requirements, reporting as well as research data management and scholarly communications. Our vision is for all stakeholders (institutions, funders, publishers and software providers) to adopt the resulting ‘invisible infrastructure’ in their local software and processes so we can collectively enable stable, predictable and comparable results when sharing research information throughout the life cycle.

CASRAI is organized into national chapters. 

Canadian Chapter (CASRAI-CA)


University of Toronto
York University
Queen's University
University of Waterloo
Carleton University
University of Guelph
McGill University
Univeristy of Montreal
University of Alberta
École de technologie supérieure

Funder Partners

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)
Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI)

United Kingdom Chapter (CASRAI-UK)


University of Glasgow
University of St Andrews
University of Kent
University of Leeds
University of Cambridge
University of Central Lancashire
University of Bristol
Durham University
Loughborough University
Lancaster University
Oxford University
Northumbria University
The Queen's University Of Belfast
University College London

International Publisher & Vendor Partners

Clarivate Analytics
Copyright Clearance Center
Aries Systems Corporation