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DEPARTMENT COLLOQUIUM | UMETRICS @ The Institute for Research on Innovation and Science (IRIS): Using Administrative Data to Examine Research and Its Uses

Wednesday, November 18, 2015
5:00 AM
340 West Hall

This presentation describes the context for, structure of and some initial findings from the UMETRICS (Universities: Measuring the Impacts of Research on Innovation, Competitiveness, and Science) initiative. This talk will describe the ways in which the new data can be used to capture network interactions over time, as well as measure research team structures, placement outcomes and entrepreneurial activity. He will conclude by describing the establishment of the Institute for Research on Innovation and Science (IRIS) at the University of Michigan ( The data being taken by IRIS is being integrated with large scale data sets on the career dynamics of individuals and the economic outcomes of university vendors and subcontractors as well as information on scientific productivity. IRIS opens new possibilities for the use of computational techniques to examine the structure, dynamics, and outcomes of academic research work.