Panel Paper: Neverthess, She Disrupted: The Role of Women in Grant-Funded Patenting

Friday, November 9, 2018
8229 - Lobby Level (Marriott Wardman Park)

*Names in bold indicate Presenter

Britta Glennon1, Julia Lane2 and Ridhima Sodhi2, (1)Carnegie Mellon University, (2)New York University

New Insights into Science and Innovation Policy: Evidence from the UMETRICS Project

Insights into science and innovation policy have been held back by the challenges of measuring how innovations are produced. The UMETRICS project seeks to address this gap. It starts from administrative data on people supported on sponsored research projects from universities, which allows researchers to identify all people involved in research projects. These are, in turn, linked to data on research outputs and job placement data from the Census Bureau. This session draws together four papers that provide insights into different aspects of the data and science and innovation policy – how gender is related to the nature of innovations that people patent; the value of additional investments in research; the translation of medical research; and the value of skills that people trained in research possess.