We maintain a catalog of public innovation datasets, curated and used by by our members, at iiindex.org. This index is publicly editable, and was presented as part of NBER’s Innovation Information Initiative Technical Working Group meeting, in December 2021.
An overview of the index, with a guide on contributing, may be found here. The catalog is managed through a combined Github repository and Google Sheet, and is editable through either of these.
For guidance on publishing data and research code, on its own or to accompany a paper, see the Social Science Data Editors checklists for how to publish replicable data and code.
If you have a dataset or tool that you think people should know about, please add it to the I3 index Google Sheet. Likewise, if you see information about a resource that’s inaccurate or incomplete, the sheet may be used to edit that information. In order to add or edit longer-form text, code, notes, or a collection, contributions can be made by making a pull request to the Github repository. Full instructions (with videos) about how to do these things may be found on the about page of the index site.
We also maintain a GitHub repository of Innovation Data Processing scripts, which is also community curated. This serves as a home for research code, as well as a set of links to other projects. Head here to contribute any tools that you use (contribution guidelines are included in the repository), or to find scripts to run on your data.