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www.uis.unesco.org Introduction to UIS and RICYT data collection tools and guidelines CARIBBEAN REGIONAL WORKSHOP ON SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION (STI) INDICATORS St Georges, Grenada 1-3 February 2011
www.uis.unesco.org Outline UIS data collection tools Introduction to RICYT and its data collection tools
www.uis.unesco.org UIS S&T Questionnaire – Contents Respondents information Section 1. General Information (organisation, methodology, scope) Section 2. Human Resources (HC and FTE) Section 3. Expenditure Section 4. Availability of additional data
www.uis.unesco.org UIS Surveys: Data Entry Manual
www.uis.unesco.org Data processing: Data Report The purpose of the data report is to Provide early feedback to countries Request clarification regarding major changes in the data Request corrections or explanations for any errors, inconsistencies found in the data Request data or estimates for missing cells Data reports are sent to respondents Countries should respond in a timely manner to the questions in the data report (2 weeks)
www.uis.unesco.org The Network for Science and Technology Indicators –Ibero-American and Inter- American– (RICYT)
www.uis.unesco.org La RICYT The Ibero-American Network of Science and Technology Indicators (RICYT in Spanish) was created in April 1995 as a collective undertaking intended to stimulate and facilitate the production of indicators for the diagnosis and administration of science and technology in the region. It currently includes public bodies, academic centres and individual experts from nearly all countries in the Americas, Spain and Portugal. Consequently, it can functionally connect individuals and institutions. Formally, RICYT is an international cooperation network, and can be assimilated to the model of skills additionally, as it is clearly an organization whose purpose is to attain a critical mass in a distributed form.
www.uis.unesco.org Institutions participating in RICYT National Science and Technology Bodies (ONCYT in Spanish). Public and private universities. National Statistics Institutes. Research Centres. International organizations.
www.uis.unesco.org Working areas RICYT is oriented in four work areas: Production and diffusion of information Methodological agreements Consolidating skills Developing new indicators
www.uis.unesco.org Production and diffusion of information Since 1996 there has been an annual data collection of science and technology indicators of all countries in Latin America, the Caribbean, North America and the Iberian Peninsula. RICYT now produces 46 comparative indicators, based on information produced by 28 Ibero-American and Caribbean countries. For some indicators, series are available that take in 1990 to 2008. RICYT produces bibliometric indicators for main databases of bibliographic data. The results of this data collection make up the RICYT Database and are the basic input for the web page and the annual The State of Science report.
www.uis.unesco.org RICYT - UIS data collection In 2005, RICYT and UIS signed an collaboration agreement so the data-collection in LAC Countries is joint. Both organizations develop a single questionnaire, the survey is performed by RICYT and the results are shared. The questionnaire is sent by e-mail in an Excel file and includes an annex with instructions and the main definitions. The information gathered is integrated with the information from other countries and published by RICYT and UIS.
www.uis.unesco.org RICYT data collection tools RICYT main questionnaire includes 5 parts: General data S&T funds Human Resources on S&T Graduates flow Output indicators Contact information is also asked in the form. In order to give the same coverage as the general UIS data-collection, an annex is included with additional information on methodological issues and human resources details