US to measure research impact

A new federal project aims to provide evidence of return on US investment in science. Julia Lane, Director of the Science of Science and Innovation Programme believes manual reporting is inefficient and puts a burden on academics. The study will use citations and patents to monitor the impact of research in a similar way to that originally proposed for the UK REF.

The full story can be found at Chemistry World from the RSC http://135.196.210.195/chemistryworld/News/2010/June/04061002.asp

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