Now Available: “El Estado de la Ciencia 2010”

The Network for Science and Technology Indicators (RICYT) announces that the 2010 version of “El Estado de la Ciencia. Principales indicadores de ciencia y tecnología” is already available.

The main purpose of this publication is to provide, in an agile and dynamic fashion, a set of useful tools for analyzing the problems of science, technology and innovation in our region. As well as in previous editions, this volume includes several reports concerning the main issues on the Ibero-American indicators’ production.

This publication was elaborated by RICYT´s technical team, together with several collaborators specialized in the different areas that are presented here: Guillermo Anlló, Carmelo Polino, Guillermina D’Onofrio, Rodolfo Barrere y Facundo Albornoz.

The reports presented here include the results of some of the activities driven by the Ibero-American Observatory of Science, Technology and Society (OCTS-OEI) and its publication counted with the sponsorship of  the Agencia Española de Cooperación Internacional para el desarrollo (AECID), through the Center for Higher Education Studies (OEI/CAEU).

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VIII Ibero-American Congress of Science and Technology Indicators

On October 5 and 6 of 2010, took place the VIII Ibero-American Congress of Science and Technology Indicators, in Madrid, Spain. The meeting was organized by the Network on Science and Technology Indicators (RICYT), the Observatory on Science, Technology and Society, which belongs to the Organization of Ibero-American States (OEI) and the Institute of Documentary Studies on Science and Technology of the Spanish CSIC. It will be held at the CSIC Centre of Social and Human Sciences.

The main theme of the meeting was “Social demands and new trends in scientific and technological information” and it aimed at expanding the discussion in relevant topics related to science, technology and innovation indicators. The two main objectives of the 2010 edition were: on one hand, updating the debate on traditional issues associated with the measurement of regional indicators; on the other, spreading its scope to those areas which may provide new tools to shorten the gap between science, technology and society.

The Congress was attended by official representatives from various countries and international organizations, technicians devoted to the generation and analysis of indicators, and delegates from each national S&T agency in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Download some of its presentations at: congreso.ricyt. org

 

NOW AVAILABLE: “El estado de la ciencia 2009”

The 2009 version of “El estado de la ciencia. Principales indicadores de ciencia y tecnología” is already available. The main purpose of this publication is to provide, in an agile and dynamic fashion, a set of useful tools for analyzing the problems of science, technology and innovation in our region. The volume includes a CD containing not only the materials published in the printed version, but also a list that summarizes the key aspects of the institutional frames of science and technology of all the countries that are RICYT members.

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Coming soon: international workshop on innovation indicators

This workshop’s main objective is to study all we know about the state of innovation indicators in Latin America and both its actual and potential use as a political resource. Almost a decade ago, RICYT developed and published the Bogotá Manual (RICYT/COLCIENCIAS, 2000), which still acts as a guide to the different situations that our countries have to encounter while measuring innovation. The Bogotá Manual was structured around three questions: Why do we measure innovative processes? What do we measure? How do we do it? Nowadays, we feel in need of adding a new question: after retrieving the information, how can we use it to design and evaluate public policies?

The workshop will take place in Montevideo, Uruguay, during September 17 and 18. The organization of the seminar is being handled by the Investigation and Innovation National Agency of Uruguay (ANII) and the Network on Science and Technology Indicators (RICYT), with the sponsorship of the Ibero-American Observatory of Science, Technology and Society (OCTS-OEI), the Agencia Española de la Cooperación Internacional para el Desarrollo (AECID) and the Centro Internacional de Investigaciones para el Desarrollo (IDRC), plus the support of the Comisión Económica para América Latina (CEPAL) and the Ibero-American Development Bank (BID).

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Now available: Lisbon Manual 2009

The 2009 version of the Lisbon Manual is already available. The original edition goes back to 2006. Since then, its contents have gone through a vast series of changes. The transition to the Knowledge Society, as said on the Manual’s back cover, “is a phenomenon defined by change”. Every change demands revisions, corrections, actualizations. That is the purpose of the 2009 version, the result of the joint efforts of the Ibero-American and Inter-American Network on Science and Technology Indicators (RICYT), the Portuguese Ministry of Education, the Ibero-American Observatory of Science, Technology and Society and the Agencia Española de Cooperación Internacional para el Desarrollo (AECID).

The 2009 version aims at providing an even better and more complete understatement of the existing data concerning the Information Society. Not only has the 2006 information been refreshed, but it also adds new dimensions of analysis that have been found utterly relevant for the Ibero-American region in this past three years: universal connectivity, the education and the participation of users in the creative process related to new technologies. The basic draft for the annex and the actualization of the original chapters were discussed during the IV Ibero-American Seminar on Knowledge Society Indicators that took place in Portugal in September of 2009.

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NOW AVAILABLE: “El estado de la ciencia 2008”

The 2008 version of “El estado de la ciencia. Principales indicadores de ciencia y tecnología” is already available. The main purpose of this publication is to provide, in an agile and dynamic fashion, a set of useful tools for analyzing the problems of science, technology and innovation in our region. The volume includes a CD containing not only the materials published in the printed version, but also a list that summarizes the key aspects of the institutional frames of science and technology of all the countries that are RICYT members. “El estado de la ciencia” also includes two special reports devoted to the current status of nanotechnology and innovation in Latin America.

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NOW AVAILABLE: “Indicadores de ciencia y tecnología en Iberoamérica. Agenda 2008”

The book “Indicadores de ciencia y tecnología en Iberoamérica. Agenda 2008” is already available. This volume includes the most important presentations made by experts during the VII Congress on Science and Technology Indicators that took place in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on May 2007.

The purpose of this publication —edited by Mario Albornoz, Carlos Vogt and Claudio Alfaraz— is to broaden the debate on the most relevant topics related to science, technology and innovation indicators in Latin America. The book also includes a CD-ROM in which the user will find all the presentations that took place in Sao Paulo.

Around five hundred experts of thirty different countries reunited in Sao Paulo to participate in the VII Congress on Science and Technology Indicators . The experts were representatives of major agencies associated with the production of information in science and technology. The meeting, organized by the RICYT and Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo (FAPESP), was also supported by CYTED, UNESCO and the Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimiento Científico e Tecnológico (CNPq).

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VII Ibero-American Congress of Science and Technology Indicators

The Ibero-American Network of Science and Technology Indicators (RICYT), jointly with the State of São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP), call national institutions of science and technology, organizations in this area, professionals and researchers to participate in the VII Ibero-American Congress of Science and Technology Indicators, to be hold in São Paulo, May 23, 24 and 25, 2007.

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NOW AVAILABLE: The Santiago Manual

The Santiago Manual, a product elaborated by the science internationalization department, one of RICYT’s inner networks, is already available.

This publication aims at measuring and describing the intensity and characteristics of the science internationalization in Ibero-America, not only at a national but also within the boundaries of institutions and organisms that work in investigation and technological development (R&D).

In this way, the Santiago Manual, a RICYT project supported by the CYTED Program, enlarges the indicators system of R&D in Ibero-American countries.

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