Conducting and administering research today is an increasingly multi-stakeholder and multi-disciplinary endeavor. The stakeholders include the highly qualified personnel doing the actual research (researchers and students) and the organizations that facilitate and support the research (universities, colleges and funding agencies). This 'ecosystem' of independent but collaborating stakeholders depends on an increasingly fragmented, duplicative and complex set of information about research inputs, activities, outputs, outcomes and impacts. Recording, maintaining, analyzing and sharing this information is difficult and places a tremendous administrative burden on researchers. This results in valuable research time being spent on repetitive administrative tasks and valuable data being left untapped and under-utilized.

The CASRAI platform brings together subject matter and implementation experts into an integrated community.