Welcome to the Research Resources Productivity Evaluation Database (RRPED). The purpose of this application is to facilitate ongoing monitoring and evaluation of the developing research infrastructure (the formative evaluation measure) and the implications it has on faculty and student productivity (the summative evaluation measures) in STEM disciplines at the College


The Research Resources Productivity Evaluation Database, also known as RRPED, was initially developed as a result of the need to centralize data collection among senior faculty and staff in the sciences, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines.


RRPED has capability to both store and report formative and summative data about Spelman's research infrastructure and productivity.

Data stored in RRPED is compiled in three primary components of the RRPED system and data sets can be outputted or inputted in the fourth RRPED component. In addition to the three main functionalities of RRPED, which includes data collection, grouping and reporting, the system supports centralized storage of communications and correspondence. The data store, output/input functions, and correspondence tools comprise the five main components of the database.

RRPED Components

  1. Research Faculty Profile (RFO) - The Faculty Profile collects information regarding faculty research, pedagogy and scholarship.
  2. Research Student Profile (RSP) - The Student Profile collects information regarding student research, training, and post-undergraduate outcomes.
  3. Program Administration Profile (PAP) - The Administration Profile collects programmatic information regarding various sponsored program activities.
  4. Reports Function (RF) - The Reports component provides RRPED users the capability to request and generate real-time reports about research activities. Special reports can be requested by RRPED users through the Contact Us page
  5. Memos Function (MF) - The Memos component serves as a discussion database that centrally stores communications and correspondence related to program evaluation, sponsored programs and RRPED.


The development of the database was a collaboratively supported effort among several sponsored programs and departments that comprise Spelman's research infrastructure, including:

  1. The Spelman Research Infrastructure in Minority Institutions (RIMI),
  2. The Spelman Model for Excellence (MIE),
  3. The Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement (RISE),
  4. The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Programs.


RRPED operates on an independent server, managed by the database technical consultant. The database technical consultant is responsible for maintaining all programming functions related to database and web design, while the Spelman MIT department provides support for the server network and hardware.

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Designed and Implemented by Stephen Olowoye