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Posted by Bornmann, Lutz on 06/07/2017 - 05:03
Dear colleague,   We published a new version of the CRExplorer (www.crexplorer.net). The CRExplorer uses data from Web of Science (Clarivate Analytics) or Scopus (Elsevier) as input. CRExplorer can be applied for three main objectives: (1) the detection of the knowledge basis (i.e. the origins and historical roots) of research topics, (2) the investigation of influential works published more recently, and (3) the disambiguation of cited references data.   CRExplorer version 1.7.5 was released on May 31, 2017. This... [Read more]  

Posted by Cohen, Gail on 06/06/2017 - 18:43
Assessment of Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E)   Report Release June 13, 2017  11:00 AM to 12:00 PM National Academies Keck Center Room 100 500 Fifth Street, NW Washington, DC   On June 13 the Board on Science, Technology, and Economic Policy (STEP) will release its latest report, a detailed and in depth examination of the Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E). The report appraises the appropriateness and effectiveness of ARPA-E's processes and operations to achieve its mission and goals... [Read more]  

Replied by Susan Fitzpatrick on 06/03/2017 - 07:53
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Posted by Feldman, Maryann P on 06/01/2017 - 16:04
ASA Science Policy Fellowships The ASA is currently accepting applications for the science policy fellowship for fall 2017.  The application deadline is July 21. Are you interested in science policy and helping your profession? Apply for the ASA Science Policy Fellowship and spend 1-2 years in Washington, DC, working to elevate the profile of statistics in policymaking and advocating on behalf of the profession.  The fellow will be based at the ASA headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia, but will spend the bulk of her/his time in Washington, advocating... [Read more]  

Posted by Stephen Fiore on 05/30/2017 - 15:52
Hi Everyone - We wanted to write to the SciTS stakeholder community about an exciting addition to this year's Science of Team Science Conference in Clearwater Beach, FL.  This is another of our initiatives to support the professional development of our community through knowledge sharing in innovative ways.  We invite conference registrants to sign up for our Emerging Scholars Lunch. The Emerging Scholars Lunch is an informal event intended to begin a conversation among junior, mid-career, and senior SciTS and Team Science (TS) scholars (i.e., individuals who... [Read more]  

Posted by jobs on 05/26/2017 - 09:19
Outreach Intern 6 Month Paid Internship Center for Science and Democracy Union of Concerned Scientists Cambridge, MA Officehttp://www.ucsusa.org/about/jobs-ucs#outreachintern Do you think science should be a force for positive change instead of a political football? Are you excited about organizing and training energized young scientists to be better advocates? Here’s an opportunity to use your skills to help create a healthy environment and a safer world. Come work for the... [Read more]  

Posted by Stephen Fiore on 05/25/2017 - 22:22
Hi Everyone - this is a reminder about the deadline this weekend (Saturday May 26th) to submit your 300-word abstract for a Rapid Communication poster (described below) for the 2017 Science of Team Science Conference in Clearwater Beach, FL from June 12-14. Also, if you plan on attending, please don't forget to register as it helps us for planning purposes.  The relevant links for that, and hotel and travel info, are below. Last, we'll be sending out the final conference program next week, so please stay tuned.  Feel free to forward this to any people (or... [Read more]  

Posted by David Stone on 05/25/2017 - 06:29
All,I must be missing something, I’m hoping someone can clarify the following: I asked a staff member to review the HERD surveys from 2005 and 2015 to see if the proportion of federal funding going to the top 100 schools was getting larger and the response was that it was not.  So two questions, can this be right, and if so, given the apparent growth in flagship, landgrant and AAMC faculty and research space numbers, what is the explanation?Thanks,dave David A. Stone, Ph.D.Chief Research OfficerProfessor, Health SciencesProfessor, PhilosophyOakland UniversityWilson Hall, Room... [Read more]  
Replied by Susan Fitzpatrick on 05/25/2017 - 05:53
There has to be some semantic sleight of hand explaining the response – maybe the proportion has not meaningfully changed because there is close competition among the top 20 universities that garner a major portion of the total at a time when the whole pie has not grown very much – and by “federal funding” do you mean typical grants to support research and scholarship or ALL and ANY federal funding including tuition-assistance or other programs?http://247wallst.... [Read more]  
Replied by David Stone on 05/25/2017 - 06:57
HI Susan,I mean total R&D, and in fact, I believe the table we looked at is expenditures, not even just awards, which makes it more confounding (though the issue is still vexing if we’re just looking at awards).dave David A. Stone, Ph.D.Chief Research OfficerProfessor, Health SciencesProfessor, PhilosophyOakland UniversityWilson Hall, Room 528371 Wilson Boulevard, Rochester, MI 48309-4486(248) 370-2762Past President, National Organization of Research Development ProfessionalsACE Fellow, 2014-2015 On May 25, 2017, at 10:53 AM, Susan Fitzpatrick <... [Read more]  
Replied by Susan Fitzpatrick on 05/25/2017 - 06:04
Many of the top research universities are increasing total R&D expenditures through increasing funding from non-federal sources.   Perhaps you should ask the question of a narrower group of universities – try the top 50 or top 20 (only winners) – the top 100 may now capture winners and losers… Susan M. Fitzpatrick, Ph.D.President, James S. McDonnell Foundation Visit JSMF forum on academic issues: www.jsmf.org/clothing-the-emperor SMF blog  www.scientificphilanthropy.com      ... [Read more]  
Replied by Holly Falk-Krzesinski on 05/25/2017 - 12:13
Dave, take a look at the NCSES Survey of Federal Science and Engineering Support to Universities, Colleges, and Nonprofit Institutions data athttps://www.nsf.gov/statistics/srvyfedsupport/#tabs-2, you’ll be able to compare 2014 to previous years (next release expected later this month or next, which will be 2015 numbers).   Regards, Holly   “Please never stop believing that fighting for what’s right is worth it." – Hillary Clinton... [Read more]  
Replied by Jankowski, John E. on 05/26/2017 - 12:14
The Higher Education R&D (HERD) Survey collects the total amount of R&D expenditures from the universities and colleges performing the R&D. They also report the funding sources for their R&D expenditures. The survey annually obtains a response rate of 95% or higher. Based on these reports from higher education institutions, the top 100 recipients of Federal R&D funds have (as have the top 50 and top 20) accounted for a rather stable share of the Federal R&D funds over the past 15 years.   Top 100: 2005: 80.8 2010... [Read more]  
Replied by David Stone on 05/26/2017 - 08:27
Thanks, John. YOu confirm my analysis, but I need to read the articles Joshua has referenced in order to try to understand the dynamics here better.dave David A. Stone, Ph.D.Chief Research OfficerProfessor, Health SciencesProfessor, PhilosophyOakland UniversityWilson Hall, Room 528371 Wilson Boulevard, Rochester, MI 48309-4486(248) 370-2762Past President, National Organization of Research Development ProfessionalsACE Fellow, 2014-2015 On May 26, 2017, at 12:14 PM, Jankowski, John E. <jjankows@NSF.GOV> wrote:The Higher... [Read more]  
Replied by Susan Fitzpatrick on 05/26/2017 - 07:28
Remarkable stability in the percentages (with perhaps a touch more variability in the actual dollars; or the purchasing price of those dollars)  – even among the top 20 –  so a sociological question I could ask  –  this data has been out there and pretty readily found  – and yet my guess would be that most research faculty would say that the bigger institutions are getting a bigger slice of the overall pie.    Thanks for this information – very interesting. Susan M. Fitzpatrick, Ph.D.President, James S. McDonnell Foundation Visit JSMF forum on academic issues:... [Read more]  
Replied by Irwin Feller on 05/27/2017 - 07:04
John Jankowski's data confirms the well-known, longstanding stability in the percentage share of total academic r&d expenditures received by various cohorts. The motivation for the original question is not explicit, but its likely useful to drill down from the aggregate data to studying the dynamics of the factors that shape the composition of each cohort. The 2 salient patterns here are (1)the relative stability of the institutions that comprise the top 20, and (2)... [Read more]  

Posted by Phillips on 05/24/2017 - 06:04
International Conference on Technology Policy and Innovation (ICTPI) Taipei, September 27-29, 2017 http://ictpi2017.conf.tw/ Submission deadline for extended abstracts: June 30 The conference is hosted by Yuan Ze University College of Management, in cooperation with the IC2 Institute of the University of Texas at Austin. We welcome high quality papers and presentations in any area of Innovation and Development in Technology Policy. Papers accessible to a general technology management audience will be favored. Authors... [Read more]  

Posted by Phillips on 05/23/2017 - 18:18
Many of you will have interacted with my cousin Brenda Flam at NIH, and later at NSF where she won the the Meritorious Service Award for faithful and distinguished service to the National Science Foundation and the science community. . She passed away on May 19. Her obituary in the Washington Post is at http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/washingtonpost/obituary.aspx?n=brenda-f.... - Fred Phillips [Read more]  

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