The Inside Higher Ed article Communicating the Value of University Research When Science is Under Attack maintains that IRIS data show the connection between university research, job creation and economic benefit.
In a piece in The Conversation, IRIS PI, Bruce Weinberg, uses IRIS data to show how cuts in federal science funding will adversely impact the training of researchers and the future STEM workforce plus local economies through the reduction in purchases of equipment, supplies and services.
The 2014 Science article Science Funding and Short-Term Economic Activity is cited in the NPR Health Shots article about the potential negative impact of the Trump administration’s proposed budget which cuts biomedical research and public health spending.
There has been a lot of coverage of the IRIS paper in American Economic Review on STEM Training and Early Career Outcomes of Female and Male Graduate Students, including in Nature and Science magazines.
Fostering the connection between science funding and economic growth needs to be based on thoughtful measurement, says Julia Lane, Institute for Research on Innovation & Science PI, in upcoming Nature article.
“One of the things that makes Wisconsin attractive to researchers elsewhere is its infrastructure of research-oriented firms in the private sector,” said Jason Owen-Smith, executive director of the Institute for Research on Innovation & Science.