Recently Released: R&D Dashboard (U.S. Federal Investments in Science and Research)
From the In response to the eGov Act of 2002 Section 207, the R&D Dashboard beta web site provides an initial look at U.S. Federal Investments in Science and Research from two agencies; the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) from years 2000-2009. The R&D Dashboard will expand in a future iteration to include ALL federal research and development spending and expanded information on outputs.
The information presented reports data on the grants issued by the Federal government to research institutions (“investments”), and the publications and patent activity produced by researchers funded by those investments (“outputs”). The site reports “where” investments have been made at the state, congressional district and research institution. In addition, the site provides information on “what” investments have been made by providing the user the ability to select topic areas at the same geographic levels of detail.
All data available on the R&D Dashboard beta web site is publicly available data from the following U.S. government agencies.
+ National Science Foundation award data at Research.gov
+ National Institutes of Health award data at RePORT and ExPORTER
+ National Institutes of Health publication data at Pubmed
+ United States Patent and Trademark Office Patent — Patents approved and Patents applied for
Direct to Dashboard Web Site
Source: The National Coordination Office (NCO) for Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD)
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Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.