New Data Linking Research Spending, Employment, and Businesses

In collaboration with the Institute for Research and Innovation in Science (IRIS) at the University of Michigan, the Census Bureau is proud to announce the release of a new data source into the FSRDCs.  The data, Universities: Measuring the Impacts of Research on Innovation, Competitiveness, and Science (UMETRICS) contains transaction-level data on research grants, employees paid by grants, and businesses paid by grants at 19 universities between 2001 and 2016.  This unique data source enables researchers to answer questions on the effectiveness and impact of science funding on innovation and productivity, as well as the career outcomes and trajectories of those receiving training on grants. Through linkages to Census data products, the UMETRICS database provides demographic and employment information for over 200,000 research-trained individuals and over 100,000 U.S. businesses that benefitted from funding of university research.

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