What have we accomplished so far?
We developed a quantitative method for estimating the cost-effectiveness of scientific research and written a report about it. [Report]
We have applied this method to estimate the cost-effectiveness of research on promoting prosocial behavior in hours of happiness per dollar invested. Our estimate suggests that such research is about 100 times as cost-effective as psychotherapy. [Report]
We have conducted large-scale computer simulations suggesting that funding agencies should spend at least as much money on scientific research and R&D projects as they spent on the application of existing interventions. [Report]
How can I get involved?
There are several easy ways to get involved now:
Propose potential research goals and questions, by entering them in this spreadsheet.
Comment on other people's proposals in the Comment columns of that spreadsheet.
Email email@example.com to inquiry for opportunities to get involved in estimating the impact of research on one or more of the identified topics.