OECD Working Party of National Experts on Science and Technology Indicators (NESTI)

What is NESTI?

The Working Party of National Experts on Science and Technology Indicators (NESTI) is in charge of monitoring, supervising, and co-ordinating statistical work on science, technology and innovation (STI), contributing to the development of indicators and quantitative analyses needed to meet the requirements and priorities of the Committee for Scientific and Technological Policy.

NESTI is one of the longest serving working groups of the OECD, with its existence pre-dating the creation of the OECD in 1962 when experts from several countries met to agree on standards on the measurement of research and development (R&D). This subsequently led to the first edition of the OECD Frascati Manual in 1962.The 2015 edition was launched by the OECD Secretary General at the meeting of science and innovation ministers held in Daejeon, Korea.

Since 1986, NESTI has bee responsible for convening the OECD Blue Sky Fora, the global events through which the OECD engages the global expert and policy community to discuss the future of Science, Technology and Innovation data and indicators. This is an open and unconstrained discussion on evidence gaps in science and innovation and on initiatives the international community can take to address data needs in this area. Blue Sky has been held in Paris (1996)Ottawa (2006) and more recently in Ghent (2016)

 

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The Working Party of National Experts on Science and Technology Indicators (NESTI) will monitor, supervise, direct and co-ordinate statistical work on science, technology and innovation (STI), contributing to the development of indicators and quantitative analyses...

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NESTI 4 April 2018 update

 

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The OECD Global Science Forum and NESTI will be holding a joint workshop at OECD on 9 April 2018 on aspects relating to the defining and measuring scientific excellence and open science. This workshop is part of the broader GSF meeting taking place next week. For more details, please see here.

The release of revised Oslo Manual 2018 drafts for delegate approval has just started…

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