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WORKSHOP ON THE SCIENCE OF SCIENCE MEASUREMENT

December 2-3, 2010
Washington, DC

Agencies should support the development and use of "science of science policy" tools that can improve management of their R&D portfolios and better assess the impact of their science, technology, and innovation investments.
- FY12 Orzag-Holdren Memo, July 21, 2010
We invite you to attend a workshop to connect science agencies with the frontier of current research on science measurement.

The goal is to inform science policy practitioners about very practical issues, such as:

  1. how to manage scientific portfolios in a more scientific manner;
  2. develop performance and outcome metrics;
  3. measure the return on investment; and
  4. use science to identify emerging trends in the U.S. scientific enterprise.
The scientific committee has invited top researchers to provide non-technical summaries of relevant research, and asked expert rapporteurs to provide operational syntheses.

The keynote speakers include Jeff Smith, from the University of Michigan, who will provide a non-technical overview of modern evaluation and assessment techniques, and Maureen Pirog, editor of the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management.

Registration for in-person attendance is now closed but we welcome you to participate in the live webcast.

To participate in the live webcast:

On Thursday, December 2 go to http://www.visualwebcaster.com/SOSMday1

On Friday, December 3 go to http://www.visualwebcaster.com/SOSMday2

Given the magnitude of the federal investment in science and technology, there is a need for objective analysis and evaluation of federally funded R&D programs. And given the size of the budget deficit, Congressional decision makers need the best information possible to make sure we are spending taxpayer dollars optimally.
- Rep. Daniel Lipinski's remarks to the Research and Science Education Subcommittee, September 23, 2010

 

WORKSHOP TOPIC AREAS

 

 

MEETING AGENDA

National Press Club
529 14th Street
Washington, DC 20045
Holeman Lounge


Thursday, December 2, 2010

8:00 AM Registration
Continental Breakfast Available in Holeman Lounge
8:30 AM Welcome and Opening Remarks
Aneesh Chopra, White House Chief Technology Officer

Economic Benefits

8:45 – 9:00 Julian Alston (University of California Davis)
"Science of Science Policy: Evidence and Lessons from Studies of Agricultural R&D"
9:00 – 9:15 Bruce Weinberg (Ohio State University) and Subhra Saha (Cleveland State University)
"Estimating the Indirect Economic Benefits from Science"
9:15 – 10:00 Q & A
10:00 – 10:15 Rapporteur Wrap-Up
Nick Maynard, White House, Office of Science and Technology Policy
10:15 AM Break, Refreshments available in Bloomberg Room and Holeman Lounge
10:30 – 10:45 Richard Freeman (Harvard University and National Bureau of Economic Research), Gerald Marschke (University of Albany, State University of New York and NBER), and Andrew Wang (Harvard Law School and NBER),
"Estimating the Payoff to R&D"
10:45 – 11:00 Jeffrey Furman (Boston University and National Bureau of Economic Research), Fiona Murray (MIT Sloan School) and Scott Stern (Northwestern University and NBER)
"The Impact of Science Policy on the Rate and Direction of Cumulative Research: Frontier Tools and Applications"
11:00 – 11:45 Q & A
11:45 – 12:00 Rapporteur Wrap-Up
Nick Maynard, White House, Office of Science and Technology Policy

Keynote Address


Lunch and Presentation in the First Amendment Room
12:00 noon

Jeff Smith
University of Michigan
"The analytical basis for evaluation of science policy: an econometric perspective"

Technology Development and Deployment

1:15 – 1:30 Heidi Williams (National Bureau of Economic Research)
"Incentives, Prizes and Innovation"
1:30 – 1:45 Diana Hicks (Georgia Institute of Technology)
"Systemic data infrastructure for innovation policy"
1:45 – 2:30 Q & A
2:30 – 2:45 Rapporteur Wrap-Up
Valentin Livada, MIT Sloan School of Management
2:45 PM Break - Refreshments available in Bloomberg Room and Holeman Lounge
3:00 – 3:15 Kenneth Flamm (University of Texas at Austin)
"Economic Benefits from Technological Innovation in Microelectronics"
3:15 – 3:30 Tiffany Sargent (National Science Foundation and Intel Corporation) and Robert Sargent (Syracuse University)
"The Investment Comparison Tool (ICT): A Method to Assess Research and Development Investments"
3:30 – 4:15 Q & A
4:15 – 4:30 Rapporteur Wrap-Up
Valentin Livada, MIT Sloan School of Management
4:30 PM Closing Remarks
Representative Judy Biggert (Invited)

Friday, December 3, 2010
8:00 AM Registration
Continental Breakfast Available in Holeman Lounge
8:30 AM Welcome and Opening Remarks
Representative Rush Holt

S&T Workforce Development

8:45 – 9:00 Richard Ellis (Ellis Research Services)
"21st Century Statistics on the STEM Workforce"
9:00 – 9:15 Stefano Bertuzzi (National Institutes of Health) and Julia Lane (National Science Foundation)
"The STAR METRICS Project: Current and Future Uses for S&E Workforce Data"
9:15 – 10:00 Q & A
10:00 – 10:15 Rapporteur Wrap-Up
Paula Stephan, Georgia State University
10:15 AM Break, Refreshments available in Bloomberg Room and Holeman Lounge
10:30 – 10:45 Sharon Levin (University of Missouri-St. Louis) and Paula Stephan, Georgia State University
"Linking Investigator‐Initiated Federal Research Grants with the Production and Scientific Development of Doctoral Scientists and Engineers"
10:45 – 11:00 Connie L. McNeely and Laurie Schintler (George Mason University)
"Gender Issues in Scientific Collaboration and Workforce Development: Implications for a Federal Policy Research Agenda"
11:00 – 11:45 Q & A
11:45 – 12:00 Rapporteur Wrap-Up
Paula Stephan, Georgia State University

Keynote Address


Lunch and Presentation in the First Amendment Room
12:00 noon

Maureen Pirog
Indiana University and JPAM editor
"The analytical basis for evaluation of science policy: frontier research"

Social, Health and Environmental Benefits

1:15 – 1:30 Susan Cozzens (Georgia Institute of Technology)and Michele Snoeck (Universidad de la Republica, Uruguay)
"Knowledge to Policy: Contributing to the Measurement of Social, Health, and Environmental Benefits"
1:30 – 1:45 Erik Fisher (Arizona State University)
"Public Value Integration in Science and Innovation Policy Processes"
1:45 – 2:30 Q & A
2:30 – 2:45 Rapporteur Wrap-Up
Lana Skirboll, Vice President, The Zerhouni Group
2:45 PM Break, Refreshments available in Bloomberg Room and Holeman Lounge
3:00 – 3:15 Tomas Philipson and Cindy Yuan (University of Chicago)
"Who Benefits from New Medical Technologies? Implications for the Science-of-Science Research Agenda"
3:15 – 3:30 Robin Wagner (National Institutes of Health) and Katy Börner Indiana University)
"Introducing the Science of Science (Sci2) Tool to the Reporting Branch, Office of Extramural Research/Office of the Director, National Institutes of Health"
3:30 – 4:15 Q & A
4:15 – 4:30 Rapporteur Wrap-Up
Lana Skirboll, Vice President, The Zerhouni Group
4:30 PM Workshop Adjourns

Questions? Please email us at SOSPWORKSHOP@NSF.GOV

Scientific Committee
Gary Anderson, NIST; Stefano Bertuzzi, NIH; Steve Campbell, NIST; Erin Fitzgerald, DOD; Nick Greenia, IRS; Julia Lane, NSF; Dotti Miller, EPA;
Steve Payson, BEA; Mya Sjogren, EPA; Umesh Thakkar, VA; Bill Valdez, DOE
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