Panel: New Insights into Science and Innovation Policy: Evidence from the Umetrics Project
(Innovations in Science and Technology)

Friday, November 9, 2018: 1:30 PM-3:00 PM
8229 - Lobby Level (Marriott Wardman Park)

*Names in bold indicate Presenter

Panel Chairs:  Kei Koizumi, AAAS
Discussants:  Nathan Goldschlag, U.S. Census Bureau and Misty Heggeness, U.S. Census Bureau

Skills and Spills: Pathways from Research to Innovation
Matthew B. Ross1, Akina Ikudo2, Joseph Staudt3, Bruce Weinberg1 and Julia Lane4, (1)The Ohio State University, (2)University of California, Los Angeles, (3)U.S. Census Bureau, (4)New York University

Neverthess, She Disrupted: The Role of Women in Grant-Funded Patenting
Britta Glennon1, Julia Lane2 and Ridhima Sodhi2, (1)Carnegie Mellon University, (2)New York University

Public Research Funding and Scientific Productivity
Reza Sattari and Bruce Weinberg, The Ohio State University

Using Administrative Data to Understand the Impact of Translational Research and Training
Nancy Calvin-Naylor, Jake Fisher, Elias Samuels and Jason Owen-Smith, University of Michigan

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.

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