In Nature’s “Comment: Watching the players, not the scoreboard,” Julia Lane discusses how IRIS is developing new ways of assessing science that will better depict strengths and weaknesses, and lay the foundation for a healthy research ecosystem.
A workshop at the Innovation Policy Forum of the Board on Science, Technology, and Economic Policy cited IRIS data to help show returns to federal investments in the innovation system.
An article in the Washington Monthly by Jon Marcus uses IRIS research to discuss how cuts in research funding have left midwestern state schools—and the economies they support—struggling to survive.
IRIS’ first research data is available through the Federal Statistical Research Data Center (FSRDC) System. The June 8 webinar with Census Bureau representatives will introduce interested researchers to the data and procedures for getting access to it.
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.