Publications & Documents


  • 8-January-2004

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    Guidance for the Operation of Biological Research Centres (BRCs): Certification and Quality Criteria for BRCs

    This document provides a framework for the national certification (independent review by third party) of biological resource centres as defined by the OECD. Compliance with this guidance is mandatory for those bodies that are part of a Global Biological Resource Centre Network.

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  • 8-January-2004

    English, , 327kb

    Biotechnology for Sustainable Growth and Development

    The OECD should strengthen its contribution to work on biotechnology as a driver for sustainable growth, focusing on the issues identified and conclusions reached in this paper.

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  • 8-January-2004

    English, , 365kb

    Guidance for the Operation of Biological Resource Centres (BRCs): Part 1 - General Requirements for All BRCs

    This guidance provides the basis for best practice in the management of biological resource centres and all laboratories maintaining replicable biological materials.

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  • 3-November-2003

    English

    Carbon Dioxide Emissions Embodied in International Trade of Goods (STI Working Paper 2003/15)

    This paper explores trade in goods by creating an indicator that estimates CO2 emissions related to domestic demand for 24 countries (responsible for 80% of global CO2 emissions) as a complement to the more common emission indicator used in the Kyoto Protocol

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  • 1-November-2003

    English

    Comparing Labour Productivity Growth in the OECD Area: The Role of Measurement (STI Working Paper 2003/14)

    This paper examines how measurement problems affect international comparisons of labour productivity.

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  • 31-October-2003

    English

    An Overview of Biotechnology Statistics in Selected Countries (STI Working Paper 2003/13)

    As biotechnology becomes increasingly viewed as a strategic sector, the need for reliable statistics from which informed policy decisions can be made grows. This report provides an update on the biotechnology industry, based on primarily official statistical sources.

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  • 29-September-2003

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    Governance of Public Research: Toward Better Practices

    This report addresses issues related to governance of public research, describes the challenges and provides evidence of the reforms that have been developed. Good practices are highlighted and policy lessons are drawn.

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  • 29-June-2003

    English

    Availability and Characteristics of Surveys on the Destination of Doctorate Recipients in OECD Countries (STI Working Paper 2003/9)

    As far as we know, there is no study that identifies databases on the destination of doctorate recipients, including at international level. This report has two objectives: to review existing statistical sources in the OECD countries, and discuss their comparability.

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  • 27-June-2003

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    Targeting R&D: Economic and Policy Implications of Increasing R&D Spending (STI Working Paper 2003/8)

    This paper examines the factors that have contributed to the growing popularity of R&D spending targets and analyses in more detail the economic and structural consequences of achieving the increased levels of R&D spending.

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  • 25-June-2003

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    Productivity Growth in Service Industries: An Assessment of Recent Patterns and the Role of Measurement (STI Working Paper 2003/7)

    This paper examines recent patterns in productivity growth of service industries and analyses the role of problems in measuring service productivity growth on industry and aggregate productivity growth.

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