Published: September 2012
Anup Kumar Das,1 Parveen Arora2 and Sujit Bhattacharya3*
1Centre for Studies in Science Policy, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India
2NSTMIS Division, Department of Science and Technology, New Delhi, India
3CSIR-National Institute of Science, Technology and Development Studies, New Delhi, India
The Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) indicators have become essential tools for assessing knowledge capacity in a country or a region and as evidence for setting policy actions. Indicator development has become possible primarily because of two parallel efforts: collection and compilation of global, regional and national statistics on various dimensions of STI, and development of manuals/guidelines for their proper collection. These statistics and indicators are mostly available in the form of print or online publications as well as in the form of online databases or as sub datasets of online data portals. An indicative list of global, regional and national databases and publications is given in this webliography for engaging readers with STI indicators and related tools. Some of the key manuals/guidelines are also highlighted. Read more . . .