Universities have a central role in documenting the results of research – from the most fundamental science and humanities to the applied projects of professional schools, research institutes, and affiliated hospitals. The UMETRICS initiative brings Science of Science Policy researchers together with university Vice Presidents for Research from CIC institutions to build a scientific framework that will inform research management, enable evidence-based decision-making, and support credible advocacy.
In addition to generating frontier scientific analyses, the goal of UMETRICS is to present results that are readily accessible to the research policy community. Our projects embed research on how universities can influence the policy debate and advance institutional ability to effectively communicate the results of research to donors, policy makers, and other key stakeholders. In addition, each project will develop a set of tools that will be directly useful for research administrators, including algorithms to quantify the impact of research and tools to foster and design high-performing teams. Findings from the initial analysis of UMETRICS data were published in the journal Science, "Science Funding and Short-Term Economic Activity."
Building an Institute for Research on Innovation and Science (IRIS) Incubated by CIC, New Institute for Research on Innovation and Science Launches in 2015
Information for university administrators and policymakers:
Information for Researchers
Julia Lane American Institutes for Research
Bruce A. Weinberg Ohio State University
Jason Owen-Smith University of Michigan
Rebecca Rosen American Institutes for Research
Barbara McFadden Allen
Executive Director firstname.lastname@example.org