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.
“There’s a dramatic difference in how much early career men and women in the sciences are paid,” said Bruce Weinberg, co-author of the study, IRIS Co-PI, and professor of economics at The Ohio State University.
IRIS data and a broader understanding of ‘impact’ could help governments to measure the diverse benefits of their investment in research.
AAAS Lincoln report Public Research Universities: Serving the Public Good, makes extensive use of IRIS data