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Category
R&D and Innovation

Database
STAR Metrics Portfolio Explorer

Brief overview
At the request of the White House and Congress, the STAR Metrics (Science and Technology for America’s Reinvestment: Measuring the Effects of Research on Innovation) Portfolio Explorer Project serves as a central repository for examining federal R&D investments within the U.S. More specifically, this project utilizes a number of methods, modeling, and data to understand scientific practice.

Level
STAR METRICS organizes the data in two levels. Level I includes data at the establishment level on labor outputs; level II captures the network of R&D activity between the public and private sector. Level II connects sources of funding, participants, and their institutional affiliations, and products.

Coverage
Public and private establishments

Measures
Funding activity by agency and institution; job creation

Frequency
This database went live to the public in 2010 and is frequently updated.

Method
Serves as a central repository of data on R&D investment and activity.

Access
Link to Star Metrics

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