Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/104667
Authors: 
Lane, Julia
Owen-Smith, Jason
Rosen, Rebecca
Weinberg, Bruce A.
Year of Publication: 
2014
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 8556
Abstract: 
Longitudinal micro-data derived from transaction level information about wage and vendor payments made by federal grants on multiple U.S. campuses are being developed in a partnership involving researchers, university administrators, representatives of federal agencies, and others. This paper describes the UMETRICS data initiative that has been implemented under the auspices of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation. The resulting data set reflects an emerging conceptual framework for analyzing the process, products, and impact of research. It grows from and engages the work of a diverse and vibrant community. This paper situates the UMETRICS effort in the context of research evaluation and ongoing data infrastructure efforts in order to highlight its novel and valuable features. Refocusing data construction in this field around individuals, networks, and teams offers dramatic possibilities for data linkage, the evaluation of research investments, and the development of rigorous conceptual and empirical models. Two preliminary analyses of the scientific workforce and network approaches to characterizing scientific teams ground a discussion of future directions and a call for increased community engagement.
Subjects: 
UMETRICS
STAR METRICS
Science of Science Policy
linked data
scientific workforce
scientific networks
JEL: 
C8
O3
J4
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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