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Posted by Holly Falk-Krzesinski on 02/03/2017 - 10:46
Apologies for cross-posting   FASEB reports on three new NIH NIGMS and NSF funding mechanisms to support scientific collaboration and team science:   NIGMS council approves innovative, collaborative funding opportunity announcements By Elizabeth Barksdale | February 2, 2017http://washingtonupdate.... [Read more]  

Posted by Feldman, Maryann P on 02/02/2017 - 11:20
NSF 17-047 Dear Colleague Letter: Public Participation in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Research: Capacity-building, community-building, and direction-setting January 23, 2016 Dear Colleagues: With this Dear Colleague Letter (DCL), the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Directorates for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE), Education and Human Resources (EHR), Geosciences (GEO), Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences (SBE), Engineering (ENG), Mathematics and Physical Sciences (MPS) (Divisions of Physics and... [Read more]  

Posted by Kevin Boyak on 01/27/2017 - 18:52
Dear Colleagues, I wanted to bring to your attention a paper that Dick Klavans and I recently had published in PLOS One that we hope will contribute to discussions of the different motives behind scientific progress, along with the appropriateness of metrics to address different motives. The Research Focus of Nations: Economic vs. Altruistic Motivations ( What motivates the research strategies of nations and institutions? We... [Read more]  
Replied by Susan Fitzpatrick on 01/30/2017 - 05:36
Interesting – but what is about Human cognition that forces dichotomies – clearly one way to achieve altruistic goals is via the economy? Susan M. Fitzpatrick, Ph.D.President, James S. McDonnell Foundation Visit JSMF forum on academic issues: SMF blog      [Read more]  
Replied by Susan Fitzpatrick on 01/30/2017 - 06:55
Hi Marc – not sure how interesting this conversation is more generally but it is of great interest to me so perhaps we could expand on it offline?   But to respond to your post – I think there are two separate things going on …1)      My point about dichotomies is captured in your idea that there is this pull (or push) to artificially divide complex entities into “A” and a “not A”  -- I do think human cognition is biased in this way – we use heuristics to make life less effortful.    And as a language English also seems to encourage dichotomies – there is a lack of good ways for... [Read more]  
Replied by Eugene Arthurs on 01/30/2017 - 14:21
It may be of interest in this discussion but the number of publications from industry – which is the largest funder of r&D (not a typo) in the US and some other countries in the study, has fallen dramatically in the last few decades as new IP and corporate interests took hold. In fact, nowadays I would suggest that a publication from industry may suggest that the topic is not valued much by the source.     Eugene   Eugene G. Arthurs CEO SPIE 1-360-676-3290   [Read more]  

Posted by Holly Falk-Krzesinski on 01/27/2017 - 11:05
The 2017 SciTS Conference Program Committee wanted to send out a reminder and provide some exciting updates for this year’s conference. First, we’re excited to announce two of our invited speakers:  Dr. James Olds from the National Science Foundation and Dr. Suzanne Bell with DePaul University.  Second, we wanted to let you know that hotel reservations can now be made through the conference website.  The conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort & Spa, directly on the beautiful Gulf of Mexico.  We’ve arranged with the hotel for discounted... [Read more]  

Posted by Deborah Stine on 01/26/2017 - 20:13
  Greetings,                 Is anyone aware of a database that matches research journal articles to the related patent?  Ideally with the text of each?  Or research work done in this area?   Thanks! Debbie   Deborah D. Stine, PhD Professor of the Practice, Engineering and Public Policy Department  Associate Director for Policy Outreach, Scott Institute for Energy Innovation   Carnegie Mellon University Scott Hall 5119 (office) Scott Hall 5th Floor (mail) 5000 Forbes Avenue Pittsburgh,... [Read more]  
Replied by Éric Archambault on 01/26/2017 - 22:51
Deborah   The reference in this area is the work carried out by Fran Narin at CHI Research. He did pioneering work on linking the non-patent references listed in patents to scholarly paper. There are comparatively few organizations doing this today, we do it at Science-Metrix and it is part of the work we carry out for the bibliometrics section of the Science and Engineering Indicators that we produce jointly with SRI for the NSF.   In Europe, researchers at the University of Leuven also have that kind of linking between patent databases and... [Read more]  
Replied by Ravi Gupta on 01/26/2017 - 16:10
You may want to reach out to Alan Porter. His firm Search technology Inc. , I believe, works on this Sincerely,Ravi Gupta Cell: 773-263-1779Skype: rgupta213Email: CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This e-mail message is intended only for the person or entity to which it is addressed and may contain confidential and/or privileged material. Any unauthorized review, use, disclosure, or... [Read more]  
Replied by Heisey, Paul - ERS on 01/27/2017 - 08:38
This is not a database, but a research article that explores the concept.   [Read more]  
Replied by Zachary Brown on 01/27/2017 - 03:52
The Micro-datalab in the OECD STI Directorate has engaged in a significant effort to link Scopus with Patstat. Here's a brochure that briefly mentions that work. This example working paper on wind power in OECD's iLibrary demonstrates use of such a database. As I understand it, accessing that database requires arranging a visit to OECD in Paris. I know they were linking non-patent citations... [Read more]  
Replied by joshua.schnell@THOMSONREUTERS.COM on 01/27/2017 - 09:49
Hi Debbie,   We have a match file between patents in the Derwent World Patent Index and Web of Science. It includes WOS documents found in the non-patent literature fields of a patent, as well as Derwent patents that are cited in the references of scholarly literature indexed in WOS.    Get in touch with me if you’d like to know more about this data set.   Best, Josh     Joshua Schnell, PhD Director, Government & Academia  |  Clarivate Analytics Mobile + 1 301 448 5562  |  ... [Read more]  
Replied by Loet Leydesdorff on 01/27/2017 - 10:04
Dear Deborah,  You can use the software at for USPTO data. It generates among other things, a file litref.dbf containing the non-patent literature references that can be used for further parsing. Best,Loet Loet Leydesdorff Professor, University of AmsterdamAmsterdam School of Communication Research (ASCoR) ; ... [Read more]  
Replied by Marco, Alan on 01/27/2017 - 16:46
All---I provided this source to Debbie directly, and she suggested that there might be broader interest (I’m new to the list). has done great work parsing and linking non-patent literature citations, and also disambiguating author/inventor names. Where possible, they provide hyperlinks from NPL to articles or abstracts.   It’s freely accessible on the web, and I believe that they have an API that they provide to researchers free of charge.   They’ve also done great work linking patents, papers... [Read more]  

Posted by Kathy Shield on 01/17/2017 - 13:42
Please see below for an opportunity for students and recent graduates to submit to the Journal of Science Policy and Governance.Feel free to email either myself or the editor, Gary Kerr, with any questions.Best regards,Kathy ShieldUC Berkeley Nuclear Engineering 573-9627----Students, policy fellows, early career professionals & young scholars: Bolster your S&T Policy credentials by publishing in JSPG. 2017 Call for Submissions are open! Deadlines for submission:19th May 2017 (Summer... [Read more]  

Posted by NSF LISTSERV on 01/17/2017 - 04:41
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 09:41:31 LISTSERV@LISTSERV.NSF.GOV has just received the enclosed delivery error as a result of a probe sent to your DRUPAL@SCIENCEOFSCIENCEPOLICY.NET account for the SCISIP list. If you are reading this message, it means that your mail system is successfully delivering mail to your mailbox, while at the same time reporting that an error has occurred (or, alternatively, the error could be due to a system... [Read more]  

Posted by Loet Leydesdorff on 01/15/2017 - 05:36
Scientific activity plays a major role in innovation for biomedicine and healthcare. For instance, fundamental research on disease pathologies and mechanisms can generate potential targets for drug therapy. This co-evolution is punctuated by papers which provide new perspectives and open new domains. Despite the relationship between scientific discovery and biomedical advancement, identifying these research milestones that truly impact biomedical innovation can be difficult and is largely based solely on the opinions of subject matter experts.  Here, we consider whether a new class of... [Read more]  

Posted by Marco, Alan on 01/12/2017 - 19:39
The Office of the Chief Economist at the US Patent and Trademark Office is constantly looking for ways to improve ourPatentsView platform. We are committed to enhancing data quality, expanding the breadth of searchable data, and increasing accessibility. PatentsView democratizes patent data and supports evidence-based research and policy-making.   In 2016 we added a new "search and download" query interface that enables users to download portions of the dataset to... [Read more]