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In this section you can acess reports of RICYT activities in its different action lines.

Information on topics of interest to the field of statistics and indicators for science and technology is also available. 

Technical assistance to improve the construction of R&D indicators in Latin America and the Caribbean

RICYT, with the support of the Ibero-American Observatory of Science, Technology and Society of OEI, has signed a cooperation agreement with the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) to carry out the project "Technical assistance to improve the production of Research and Development (R&D) indicators at the government sector in six countries of Latin America and the Caribbean".

The project will be implemented by RICYT in association with each country´s National Agencies of Science and Technology and, as a result, the information available about  resources devoted to R&D activities at the public sector will be significantly improved.

Agenda 2014 is now available

At the "Publications" section, you will find available for download the Agenda 2014. This publication includes the work of many Iberoamerican researchers that were presented at the IX Iberoamerican Congress on Science and Technology Indicators organized by RICYT. This is a set of articles that addresses the major issues related to the measurement of scientific activity focusing on its conceptualization and its methodological approach.

 

 

The IX Ibero-American Congress of Science and Technology Indicators was an all-around success

Updated science and technology indicators up to the year 2010

RICYT's science and technology indicators have been updated and are now available online. The new information contains data from 1990 through 2010 and includes information per country and comparative indicators on financial resources, human resources, publications and patents.

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Updated science and technology indicators up to the year 2009

RICYT's science and technology indicators have been updated and are now available online. The new information contains data from 1990 through 2009 and includes information per country and comparative indicators on financial resources, human resources, publications and patents.

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Design and implementation possibilities of an Iberoamerican Manual on University interaction with the socioeconomic environment indicators

On June 20th and 21st, the workshop “Possibilities of design and implementation of an Iberoamerican Manual on University interaction with the socioeconomic environment indicators” took place in Valencia, Spain, in the Institute for Innovation and Knowledge Management (INGENIO), that is a part of the Valencia Polytechnic University and the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC).

The meeting was organized by RICYT together with the the Ibero-American Observatory of Science, Technology and Society (OCTS-OEI) and INGENIO and had amongst its objectives to explore the possibilities of developing a manual for the establishment of University interaction with the socioeconomic environment indicators in the Iberoamerican scope.

The work included the discussion of a base document elaborated by INGENIO between a group of experts. The results have been promissory and consensus was reached in the interest of moving forwards in the production of a methodological guideline that enables a regional quantitative approach in this subject. 

 

The OECD NESTI Group approved a Frascati Manual annex about R&D measurement in developing countries

While the Frascati Manual was originally developed for the R&D measurement in the OECD member countries, its use has extended throughout the world.  Nevertheless, the differences in the relative development of the countries in the execution of R&D activities leads to the acknowledgement of the existence of some specific issues that non-member countries should face when launching their national data collections.

That is why the UNESCO Institute for Statistics proposed the possibility of generating a series of methodological guidelines about the application of some of the Frascati Manual´s concepts in developing countries. That is why some worldwide consults were organized, with RICYT´s participation given its experience in the collection of R&D data in Latin America and the Caribbean, that concluded with the presentation of a document in the last NESTI Group meeting. Last June 23rd, that document was approved and, after a last revision, it will be published by the OECD.

 

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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