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Initiated by the Global Science Forum, the Global Earthquake Model (GEM) opened in March 2009 in Pavia, Italy. GEM is a global collaborative effort that brings together state-of-the-art science, national, regional and international organisations and individuals aimed at the establishment of uniform and open standards for calculating and communicating earthquake risk worldwide.
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Intended for scientists and research administrators who are contemplating a major new international project, this report addresses a wide spectrum of practical matters, from the formal aspects of legal agreements to less easily codified “lessons learned and good practices”.
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This paper gives an account of the main approaches, debates and evidence in the literature on the role of workforce skills in the innovation process in developed economies. It also describes and quantifies the diversity of skills and occupations involved in specific types of innovation activities.
Nowhere is innovation more relevant than in the context than human health. Thus, the recent economic worries have done much to bring the issues set out in this document even further up the political agenda.
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This report, “Reducing Systemic Cybersecurity Risks”, considers what types of cyberattacks, or combination of attacks and other large scale disruptions, hold potential for causing a global shock.
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Flyer for the OECD Input-Output database, October 2010 version
The OECD STI Outlook 2010 reviews trends in science, technology and innovation in OECD countries and major emerging economies. It also provides profiles of the science and innovation performance of each country.
The OECD STI Outlook provides profiles of the science and innovation performance of each OECD country and certain non-members in relation to their national context and policy issues. The graphs enable countries to see some of their relative strengths and weaknesses compared to other countries.&l
This book examines the potential economic impacts of nanotechnology, how companies are using nanotechnology for innovation, and what the key challenges in its commercialisation might be.
This book takes stock of current thinking and practice around performance-based funding of public research in tertiary education institutions, as a tool to help governments meet their research goals.