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This framework is intended to provide the basis for statistical compilation work within OECD member countries and those non-member countries wishing to adopt the standards.
This document sets out the provisional, single definition and list-based definitions of biotechnology.
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In 2005, the International Futures Programme (IFP) of the OECD will start a two year project that aims to draft a broad policy agenda for governments in respect to the bioeconomy.
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In 2003 the OECD ran a large-scale survey on molecular genetic testing laboratory practices across 18 OECD countries. The survey was completed October 31, 2003. This report highlights short-term objectives of the survey.
Statistical work on biotechnology is carried out under the aegis of the OECD Working Party of National Experts on Science and Technology Indicators (NESTI). The above document gives the outcome of the 2004 experts' meeting.
Biological resources are the foundation of all biological sciences research. They provide the source material for scientific investigation, leading to many of the discoveries on which biotechnology is founded.
This document reflects recent efforts made by the OECD to obtain an accurate assessment of the current state of biotechnology statistics in OECD member and observer countries.
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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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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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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.