STAR METRICS™ - Science and Technology for America's Reinvestment: Measuring the Effect of Research on Innovation, Competitiveness and Science, is a multi-agency venture led by the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP).
The STAR METRICS project is a partnership between science agencies and research institutions to document the outcomes of science investments to the public. The benefits of STAR METRICS are that a common empirical infrastructure will be available to all recipients of federal funding and science agencies to quickly respond to State, Congressional and OMB requests. It is critical that this effort takes a bottom up approach that is domain specific, generalizable and replicable.
See Press Release (pdf) May 28, 2010.
Participants may join Level I at any time however they must be engaged in Level I to participate in Level II. For more information about how to join STAR METRICS, please go to the Participation Guide. A brief description of the two levels of the STAR METRICS project is as follows:
Please Note: This site is updated frequently based on suggestions from participating research institutions. Comments and suggestions are welcome.
STAR METRICS™ is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Registration pending.