Publications & Documents

  • 24-May-2012


    Modes of Public Funding of Research and Development: Towards Internationally Comparable Indicators (OECD Science, Technology and Industry Working Paper 2012/4)

    This paper presents the results of data collection across 18 countries and demonstrates that it is possible to produce new policy relevant indicators on public funding of R&D. Initial findings highlight interesting differences across countries in terms of their approaches to R&D funding.

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  • 21-mai-2012


    Projet OCDE / Institut de statistique de l'UNESCO / Eurostat sur les carrières des titulaires de doctorats (CTD)

    Cette page présente les travaux de l'OCDE sur les ressources humaines en science et technologie, et plus particulièrement le projet de l'OCDE / Institut de statistique de l'UNESCO / Eurostat sur les carrières des titulaires de doctorats.

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  • 17-May-2012


    Knowledge Networks and Markets in the Life Sciences

    Around the OECD countries and beyond, there is a proliferation of initiatives in the life sciences to bring together disperse elements of global research and establish an effective virtual infrastructure for open innovation. Their common goal is to leverage innovative capacity by creating interconnected webs of knowledge and exploiting external expertise.
    Some such initiatives have as their goal the monetisation and trading

  • 23-April-2012


    Measuring the Broadband Bonus in Thirty OECD Countries (OECD Digital Economy Paper 197)

    This working paper provides estimates of the economic value created by broadband Internet using measures of new gross domestic product and consumer surplus.

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  • 13-April-2012


    Measuring the Internet: The Data Challenge (OECD Digital Economy Paper 194)

    Measuring the economic and social impacts of the Internet presents several challenges. This working paper reviews the rapidly changing nature of the Internet, the need for more granular data in order to understand its complexity, and the phenomenon of big data.

  • 28-March-2012


    OECD Best Practice Guidelines for Biological Resource Centres

    These best practice guidelines are intended to serve as a target for the quality management of biological resource center collections. They are the result of discussions held by OECD member countries together with a number of key partner countries under the auspices of an expert Task Force established by the OECD Working Party on Biotechnology.   They were developed in extensive consultation with the scientific community.

  • 22-March-2012

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    Planning Guide for Public Engagement and Outreach in Nanotechnology

    This guide comprises eight key points for planning public engagement activities. It contains a set of questions to help policy makers develop a plan from start to finish, as well as practical case studies from countries that have used the guide in their communication activities.

  • 18-March-2012


    Promoting Technological Innovation for New Sources of Growth

    Innovation is a central element of China’s reform agenda. Chinese innovations have benefited the world throughout history. Today, with the right policy mix, China could continue to inspire new scientific and technological advances, helping to revitalize the global economy.

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  • 6-March-2012


    Organizational Behavior and Human Resources Management for Public to Private Knowledge Transfer: An Analytic Review of the Literature (OECD Science, Technology and Industry Working Paper 2012/1)

    This paper reviews the current academic thinking on knowledge transfer channels between universities and private industry, from a human resource perspective. It also offers a general framework for "re-organising" the literature, so as to identify gaps in understanding.

  • 3-February-2012


    International summit on "Delivering economic value from synthetic biology: current challenges and opportunities" (Sydney, Australia, 12 March 2012)

    This forum explored topics such as regulatory considerations, skills and research support, intellectual property and community engagement. In addition, discussions will also focus on links between a ‘bioeconomy’ and synthetic biology.

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