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Office of Data, Assessment and IT

The Office of Data, Assessment and IT is responsible for data and system analysis for division and institutional reporting, and oversees the design, development, and maintenance of computer databases and division information repositories. The office collects, manages, analyzes, interprets and presents reliable data and information through which the division's operations and strategic direction are evaluated. This developing office is also responsible for the division's IT operations through its Research Information Center.
The Research Information Center:
  • Supports data management for external and internal reporting
  • Oversees data risk analyses, indirect costs distribution and process management
  • Processes technical support requests (web form)
  • Provides AV equipment for DOR meetings and events (Sharepoint form)
  • Submits purchase orders for office supplies (Sharepoint form)


Mohammad Saklayen is the Executive Director of the Office of Data, Assessment and IT. In his role, Mohammad directs the provision of information, quantitative data, analyses and data-based assessments related to the effectiveness of the research enterprise. He also directs IT services for the Division of Research through the management of the Research Information Center.

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Donald Frissell
Systems Analyst 2

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Ronnel Paladan
User Services Specialist 3

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Hao Yu
Systems Administrator 1