El Estado de la Ciencia 2010

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<p><span lang="EN-US">The Network for Science and Technology Indicators (RICYT) announces that the 2010 version of &ldquo;El Estado de la Ciencia. </span>Principales indicadores de ciencia y tecnología&rdquo; is already available.</p>
<p><span lang="EN-US">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.</span></p>
<p><span lang="EN-US">This publication was elaborated by RICYT&acute;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. </span></p>
<p><span lang="EN-US">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 <span>&nbsp;</span>the Agencia Española de Cooperación Internacional para el desarrollo (AECID), through the Center for Higher Education Studies (OEI/CAEU).</span></p>
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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

 

Comparatives

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.

Download the Lisbon Manual 2009 (English version)

More information

 

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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