Muskie School of Public Service

Capturing Change in Science, Technology, and Innovation: Improving Indicators to Inform Policy

Abstract: 

Capturing Change in Science, Technology, and Innovation assesses and provides recommendations regarding the need for revised, refocused, and newly developed indicators of science, technology, and innovation (STI) activities that would enable National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES) to respond to changing policy concerns. This report also identifies and assesses both existing and potential data resources and tools that NCSES could exploit to further develop its indicators program. Finally, the report considers strategic pathways for NCSES to move forward with an improved STI indicators program. The recommendations offered in Capturing Change in Science, Technology, and Innovation are intended to serve as the basis for a strategic program of work that will enhance NCSES's ability to produce indicators that capture change in science, technology, and innovation to inform policy and optimally meet the needs of its user community.

Barbara Fraumeni, PhD of the USM Muskie School, served on the The Panel on Developing Science, Technology and Innovation Indicators for the Future which helped author this publication.

 Suggested Citation: National Research Council. (2014). Capturing Change in Science, Technology, and Innovation:  Improving Indicators to Inform Policy. Panel on Developing Science, Technology and Innovation Indicators for the Future, Robert E. Litan, Andrew W. Wyckoff, and Kaye Husbands Fealing, Editors. Washington, DC: National Academies Press.

Publication Type: 
Book/Monograph
Publish Date: 
September 30, 2014
URL: 
http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=18606