Science and Technology Standard

The Science and Technology Standard spans all forms of science and technology programming, including field of scientific research and innovation. The Science and Technology Genome covers outcomes related to scientific discovery, real-world impact of research, technology entrepreneurship, technology literacy and diversity in science. It is organized by outcomes or desired social changes.

Our Data Standard

Impact Taxonomies

The Registry is built on advanced Impact Genome Standards.


Universal program goals (what the program is trying to achieve)

Program Features

Universal program design elements or mechanisms (what the program does)


Universal demographic types or program beneficiaries (who the program serves)


Universal environmental conditions or variables (where the program operates)


Universal measurement of dosage and fidelity to the intervention model (how the program operates)


Evidence Based & Peer Reviewed

Strengthen Innovation Skills

The demonstration of improved innovative skills (e.g., critical thinking, creative problem solving, interpersonal skills, etc.).

Stimulate Entrepreneurship

The development of an advanced understanding of entrepreneurship (e.g., market knowledge, sense of imitative, participation in new businesses, etc.).

Influential Research

The demonstration of the ability to receive funding, development of skills necessary for research, and collaboration within the research community leading to career advancement.

Commercialize Innovations

The attainment of commercialized innovation products or technologies (e.g., advanced technologies, improved rates of product development, increased collaboration, etc.).

Organizational Research Capacity

The demonstration of increased development/publication of new research projects.
Technological Literacy

Develop Technological Skills

The attainment of knowledge and skillful use of basic or specialized computer, internet, and other technological applications.

Expand User Diversity

The attainment of increased computer knowledge, usage, and self-efficacy.

Internet Access

Gaining access to affordable and convenient internet and a device to access the Internet.

Invest in Community Project Integration

The demonstration of community involvement in technology (e.g., increased funds towards technology, increased technological applications for community members, etc.).
Impact Standards

Program Overview

The Impact Genome's Verified Impact Standard is the world's leading standard for verifying the outcomes of social programs. To date, the world has not had a common definition of what it means to achieve an outcome - every social program currently adopts its own metrics. Our Impact Standards have been peer-reviewed, evidence-based and reported against by thousands of social programs. The Standards enable any program to report their outcomes in a standardized way, including beneficiaries served, context, program design and implementation. Program claims are backed up by evidence and independently verified by the Impact Genome Registry.uidem molestiae voluptatem aut eos modi molestias. Facere rerum quia m

Our Methodology

Our peer-reviewed Verified Impact Standards were developed though a rigorous, evidence-based process. To learn more about it, see our methodology paper here.

Independent Verification

All social programs reporting against the Verified Impact Standards will submit evidence sufficient to back up their claims. This evidence is reviewed by the Impact Genome's SIA evaluators and reported into the Impact Genome Registry.

Stored in Impact Genome Registry

A publicly-accessible registry of 2.2 million global programs that are searchable by outcomes, components, beneficiaries and contexts, making social programs more discoverable and impact data actionable.


With standardization, benchmarking in social impact is finally possible. Impact Verified programs can be benchmarked against peers for effectiveness, Cost Per Outcome, impact footprint, program intensity, core components, and evidence quality.
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