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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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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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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The digital version of the “The State of Science” article, included in RICYTs annual report.
Building on the available indicators, it presents a regional overview and considerations oriented to the analysis of the scientific and technological reality of Latin-American and Caribbean countries.
In order to give a broader diffusion to the analysis of the Ibero – American scientific and technological situation, we offer an English version of “The State of Science”, the report included in RICYT last annual publication “El Estado de la Ciencia. Principales Indicadores de Ciencia y Tecnología Iberoamericanos / InterAmericanos 2004".
RICYT presents a new edition of the annual publication “El Estado de la Ciencia” including the main Science and Technology Indicators – 2004, where is analyzed the science and technology situation in the region.
As in previous editions the book contains different articles analyzing the state of the art in the field of the scientific and technology measurement of the region and also it presents new indicators.
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The “II International Seminary on Science, Technology and Innovation Indicators” took place in Santiago de Chile on January 16th – 18th, and it was devoted to scientometric indicators and the possibilities offered by the new informatics technologies.
The meeting was organized by KAWAX – Chilean Science, Technology and Innovation Observatory – and was sponsored by RICYT. It counted with the attendance of highlighted Latin-American and European experts.
The central axis of the “Third Iberoamerican Workshop of Information Society” was the presentation of the draft of the “Lisbon Manual. Guidelines for the interpretation of the statistic data avaible and the construction of indicators referred to the Iberoamerican transition to the Information Society”, as result of the advances made since the first workshop. This Manual was created to be a tool for the analysis of the different measures and methodologies existents. Its main objective is to give to the statistics data users a best comprension of the information throw the combination and complementation of different advances that have been happen in measuring area called Information Society.
With great success finalised the “Knowledge networks as a new way of collaborative creation seminary: its construction, dynamic and management” organized by the Network on Science and Technology Indicators IberoAmerican and InterAmerican (RICYT) of the “IberoAmerican Science and Technology program for Development” (CYTED) y UNESCO – Regional Office of Science for Latin America and Caribbean-.
In the meeting, wich take place in Buenos Aires on November 24 and 25, participated around 150 people, including representators of all the region and Internationals Institutions specialists.
Since its birth, the area in charge of the Web coordination, thanks to all the people who contributed to reach our purposes: “promote instruments development for the measurement and analysis of science and technology in Iberoamerica, in an international framework of cooperation, with the aim of deepening its knowledge and use it as policy instrument for decision making”.