The National Institutes of Health announced a new initiative in collaboration with the National Science Foundation and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy that "promises to monitor the impact of federal science investments on employment, knowledge generation, and health outcomes." The Science and Technology for America's Reinvestment: Measuring the Effect of Research on Innovation, Competitiveness, and Science — or STAR METRICS — initiative is being funded $1 million in its first year to colle

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