Survey Close Extended to April 24: LOGIN

The 2018 survey open period has been extended to April 24. What? Again!! Are we playing games with your precious time? No, not at all. Aggregate totals are very sensitive to participation. We need to get everyone "in the door" with accurate data intact. On the other hand, we can't leave the survey open forever because it unacceptably delays results. So, we are going through a "titration period" trying to dial-in the best combination. Thank you for your patience. For assistance, please contact AUTM Customer Service at +1-847-686-2244 or info@autm.net.

New Look ...

The venerable ALAS website is being dragged, kicking and screaming, into the future. Some new graphics, colors, etc. The basic functionality remains the same, so nothing new to learn.

New or Changed Institutional Contact

Every responding institution needs a single point of contact for the survey, and keeping that contact information up to date is vital.

If your institution is new to ALAS, had staffing changes, etc. and cannot login, please contact us via email for additional information and assistance.

Changes to Questions

The supplementary questions have been moved into the main questionnaire, onto Tab 4-IP. There is no longer a Supplementary Tab 6. Your response to these questions is requested:

  • Q.12C: What was the amount spent on external legal fees for patents and/or copyrights, that were billed directly from legal service provider to the startup?
  • Q.13C4: Of NEW PATENT APPLICATIONS FILED, how many included a woman (one or more) on the application form?
  • Q.13F: How many of the DISCLOSURES in (13A) included a woman (one or more) on the disclosure form?

STATT (Statistics Access for Technology Transfer )

STATT is the authoritative source for ALAS data from 1991 through 2017. Access to STATT is through AUTM.NET, and is available free of charge for 2018 ALAS respondents. STATT is also available through paid subscription to AUTM members (discount) and others. Login to STATT 4.1 through AUTM.NET.

Transition to New Platforms with a Little History

The current versions of ALAS/STATT may be replaced with a new software system for 2019 in an effort being led by Ragan C. Robertson.

The "AUTM survey" started collecting licensing data around 1991. Developed and operated by Diane C. Hoffman, it was a "paper survey" with mail-in forms, and a huge amount of work. I am told that it helped put the Association of University Technology Managers (or "AUTM") on the map. Richard Colman developed the first online version in 2000-2001 working with Diane C. Hoffman. and have been supporting technology transfer metrics through to this 2018 version of ALAS and STATT.

Along the way, we worked with luminaries like Ashley Stephens, Lori Pressman, John Fraser, John Ritter, Richard Kordal, Dana Bostrom, Robin Razor, and the list goes on and on. There were versions of the survey for Europe, Chile, and Colombia.

But, nineteen years is a very long time for this sort of thing, and this is my last season. Some of the people instrumental to these efforts included Nola Colman, Randy Adkins, Nick Stein, Lyle Wiedeman, Dave Schetter and a host of other talented people. Kudos to all.


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