STAR METRICS® is a federal and research institution collaboration to create a repository of data and tools that will be useful to assess the impact of federal R&D investments. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Science Foundation (NSF), under the auspices of Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), are leading this project.


Level I Process Guide Released

STAR METRICS® has released a Level I Process Guide to help interested parties better understand the methods and procedures supporting Level I activities, available in the Resources section of this website. This guide explains the underlying structure of the Level I database, coding, and technical specifications.

Announcement on Level I Activities

The STAR METRICS® Consortium has decided to redirect STAR METRICS® resources towards the ongoing development of Federal RePORTER ( This re-allocation of resources will mean that, as of January 1st, 2016, STAR METRICS will halt the federal collection of institution data and subsequent production of Level I reports.

Graduate Programs and their Participants

A map of graduate positions from 2012 data collected by the National Science Foundation (NSF) through a survey of degree-granting institutions called the Graduate Student Survey (GSS).

Federal RePORTER

Federal RePORTER is an initiative of STAR METRICS® to create a searchable database of scientific awards from federal agencies and make this data available to the public.