• research funding or prize competitions to harness the computing power of data specialists with a view to (a) analyzing existing public databases to develop better indicators of science, technology, and innovation activities and (b) analyzing the huge and growing amount of information on the Internet for similar purposes;
  • pilot programs or experiments to produce a subset of indicators using web tools; and
  • convening a workshop of experts on multimodal data development, to explore the new territory of developing metrics and indicators from surveys, administrative records, and scientometric sources.

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