05/01/2010

Metrics for public research institution contributions

Metrics for public research institution contributions to the economic health of their communities is a central topic among reserch institutions and state governments.

The Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM) has designed a draft proposal for metrics to describe and assess the ability for a given research institution to make an impact on the community and economy. Institutions define  their goals and communities differently, so while all institutions would answer the same questions, the answers may not be directly comparable. However, an expectation for these measures should be to allow institutions identifying their own goals within a reporting of these metrics to provide community members better information and context through them, and whatever ancillary information an institution would provide.

Download a copy of the AUTM’s Proposal for the Institutional Economic Engagement Index.

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