Science Production Function Society

The goal of this project is to develop an interdisciplinary community of natural and physical scientists, mathematicians, social scientists, and technologists to address questions and issues surrounding the production of scientific knowledge, otherwise known as scientific production function (SPF).  We aim to stimulate and facilitate high-quality research on questions related to the (1) micro‐organization of scientific production, at the individual, laboratory, departmental, and community levels and (2) impact on the economy and society. Some of the core issues within SPF include: how scientific labs are organized and how work is structured and managed; knowledge and information sharing within and across labs and disciplines; competition, norms, and collaboration amongst scientists; funding and allocation of resources across sciences; and translation and commercialization of knowledge.