Research Administration Blog One-Year Anniversary

The RA Blog (officially known as Research Operations News) was launched on April 26, 2018 as an effort to provide useful and timely information to the ASU Research Advancement Community. In celebration of this important milestone, we wanted to share some fast facts about the blog:

  • Newsletter First Released: May 1, 2018
  • Number of Subscribers: 349
  • Number of Posts: 204
  • Number of Newsletters: 271*
  • Number of Newsletter Emails:
    • Delivered – 25,167
    • Opened – 6,028
    • Clicked – 6,016
  • Approximate Level of Engagement: 47.86% (industry average for Institutions of Higher Education is 19.40%**)

We also want to take a moment to recognize all of those who have contributed to the RA Blog over the past year including numerous members of the RA community, all Research Operations Teams, Knowledge Enterprise Analytics and Financial Services. As reminder, feedback and questions are always welcome. Please contact, Jessica Robins (, or Heather Clark ( with suggestions and requests.

*Number includes Immediate, Weekly and Bi-Weekly Newsletter Editions

**Based on the Constant Contact Knowledge Base article Average Industry Rates for Email as of December 2018