Star Metrics and the Science of Science Policy

Mark A. Largent, Julia I. Lane

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STAR METRICS is a data platform that is being voluntarily and collaboratively developed by U.S. federal science agencies and research institutions to describe investments in science and their results. It initially emerged as a result of reporting requirements associated with the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act; it has developed in response to a recognized need to begin to systematically document federal investments in science and their immediate and long-term results. The eventual goal is to draw information from existing data on scientific and economic activities as well as from research institutions' and federal science agencies' systems to provide data that can be used for a more scientific analysis of science investments and their outcomes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)431-438
Number of pages8
JournalReview of Policy Research
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 2012


  • American recovery and reinvestment act
  • John Marburger
  • SOSP
  • Science policy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Public Administration
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law


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