Ctr for Intl. Science Technology & Cultural Policy
UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1656
NBER Working Papers and Publications
|September 2011||Communitywide Database Designs for Tracking Innovation Impact: COMETS, STARS and Nanobank|
with Lynne G. Zucker, Michael R. Darby: w17404
Data availability is arguably the greatest impediment to advancing the science of science and innovation policy and practice (SciSIPP). This paper describes the contents, methodology and use of the public online COMETS (Connecting Outcome Measures in Entrepreneurship Technology and Science) database spanning all sciences, technologies, and high-tech industries; its parent COMETSandSTARS database which adds more data at organization and individual scientist-inventor-entrepreneur level restricted by vendor licenses to onsite use at NBER and/or UCLA; and their prototype Nanobank covering only nano-scale sciences and technologies. Some or all of these databases include or will include: US patents (granted and applications); NIH, NSF, SBIR, STTR Grants; Thomson Reuters Web of Knowledge; ISI Hig...
Published: Annals of Economics and Statistics, Annals of Economics and Statistics No. 115-116, SPECIAL ISSUE ON KNOWLEDGE CAPITAL IN NANOTECHNOLOGY AND OTHER HIGH TECHNOLOGY INDUSTRIES (December 2014), pp. 277-311 citation courtesy of