Using STAR METRICS Data to Describe the Structure of Scientific Teams

Sunday, 16 February 2014
Columbus KL (Hyatt Regency Chicago)
Paula Stephan , Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA
We use STAR METRICS data from the California Institute of Technology to examine the structure of scientific teams, focusing primarily on the role of faculty principal investigators (PIs), staff scientists, postdoctoral fellows and graduate students.  Data are for individuals who receive support from Federal grants for the period 2000-2012.  We provide descriptive statistics, showing how lab size per principal investigator has changed over time and we model the production of articles and patents as a function of different types of labor and different categories of equipment.