Reports


  • 17-April-2009

    English, , 282kb

    Preliminary Analysis of Exposure Measurement and Exposure Mitigation in Occupational Settings

    This report provides preliminary analyses and recommendations as well as brief summaries of background documen

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  • 15-April-2009

    English

    The Bioeconomy to 2030 - Designing a Policy Agenda

    The biological sciences are adding value to a host of products and services, producing what some have labelled the “bioeconomy” and offering the potential to make major socio-economic contributions in OECD countries.  Using quantitative analyses of data on development pipelines and R&D expenditures from private and public databases, this book estimates biotechnological developments to 2015. Moving to a broader institutional view, it also looks at the roles of R&D funding, human resources, intellectual property, and regulation in the bioeconomy, as well as at possible developments that could influence emerging business models to create scenarios to 2030. These scenarios are included to stimulate reflection on the interplay between policy choices and technological advances in shaping the bioeconomy. Finally, the book explores policy options to support the social, environmental and economic benefits of a bioeconomy.
  • 25-February-2009

    English, , 292kb

    Policy Issues Related to Scientific Research Collections

    This report presents the findings and recommendations from two workshops, held in the Netherlands and the United States in 2007 and 2008, regarding the maintenance, utilisation and international coordination of scientific research collections.

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  • 12-February-2009

    English

    OECD Patent Statistics Manual

    This manual provides guiding principles for the use of patent data in S&T measurement, and recommendations for the compilation and interpretation of patent indicators in this context. The manual is available in English, French and Spanish.

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  • 16-January-2009

    English

    Measuring China's Innovation System: National Specificities and International Comparisons (STI Working Paper 2009/1)

    This paper discusses actors and resources in China's science and innovation system, science & technology performance and general purpose technologies. It provided input to the OECD Review of China's Innovation Policy. An annex assesses international comparability of China's S&T indicators.

  • 5-January-2009

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    Interim Report- Nanoscale Materials Stewardship Program

    The Nanoscale Materials Stewardship Program (NMSP) was developed to help provide a firmer scientific foundation for regulatory decisions by encouraging submission and development of information for nanoscale materials. The NMSP comprised two sub-programs, the Basic Program and the In-Depth Program. When the NMSP was initiated, EPA committed to issue this interim report after one year. The Agency welcomes comments on this interim

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  • 24-December-2008

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    Roadmapping of Large Research Infrastructures

    This report is based on an examination of some 20 roadmaps. It focuses on the process through which they were prepared, and identifies key considerations and good practices that deserve the attention of anyone contemplating the undertaking of a new roadmapping exercise.

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  • 13-November-2008

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    Space Technologies and Climate Change - Implications for Water Management, Marine Resources and Maritime Transport

    This book examines the contributions that space technologies can make in tackling some of the serious problems posed by climate change. Focusing on examples of water management, marine resources and maritime transport, it sets out the rationale for further developing satellite systems to measure and monitor climate change and help mitigate its consequences. The report underlines the need to consider satellites not just as research and development systems, but as an important component of a critical communication- and information-based infrastructure for modern societies. The tool box for decision makers that concludes the book reviews different methodological options for deciding on investments in space-based earth observation.

  • 12-November-2008

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    Encouraging Student Interest in Science and Technology Studies

    Encouraging Student Interest in Science and Technology Studies examines overall trends in higher education enrolments and the evolution of S&T compared with other disciplines. The results suggest that although absolute numbers of S&T students have been rising as access to higher levels of education expands in OECD economies, the relative share of S&T students among the overall student population has been falling, The report shows that encouraging interest in S&T studies requires action to tackle a host of issues inside and outside the education system, ranging from teacher training and curriculum design to improving the image of S&T careers. Numerous examples of national initiatives are used to complement the analyses to derive a set of practical recommendations.

  • 27-October-2008

    English

    OECD Science, Technology and Industry Outlook 2008

    The STI Outlook uses the latest available data and indicators to review key trends in science, technology and innovation in OECD countries and a number of major non-member economies.

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