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.
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.
“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.