STAR METRICS (Science and Technology for America's Reinvestment: Measuring the EffecT of Research on Innovation, Competitiveness and Science) is a partnership (STAR METRICS Consortium) between United States federal science agencies and research institutions to document the return on investment, research impact, and social outcomes of federally funded research and development. The federal consortium comprises the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National Science Foundation, (NSF), the US Department of Agriculture, (USDA), and the US Environmental Protection Agency,(EPA). NIH is the host agency for the consortium, which is governed by an Executive Committee and an advisory interagency working group. Dr. Sally Rockey, Deputy Director of Extramural Research, NIH is the Lead Entity Executive for the STAR METRICS consortium. A trademark application has been filed for ""STAR METRICS"" by the US Department of Health and Human Services and is pending with the USPTO. It was announced by OSTP on 28 May 2010 in a press release titled "STAR METRICS: New Way to Measure the Impact of Federally Funded Research".