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April 27, 2018

Launch event of EC-OECD STIP Compass Database

Location / Venue: COVENT GARDEN building – COVE Auditorium Nowotny (ERCEA room 25 SDR1); Place Charles Rogier 16, Brussels, Belgium

On 27 April 2018 the OECD Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation (DSTI) and the European Commission (EC) Directorate-General for Research and Innovation (DG RTD) will launch the STIP Compass, the web portal of the EC-OECD International Database on STI Policies.

The new portal, a joint effort between both organisations, provides information on over 12,000 policy initiatives and instruments from more than 50 countries, including OECD and EU Member States, together with major emerging economies. The portal supports the constant monitoring and analysis of countries’ STI policies and aims to become a central platform for policy research and advice supporting government officials, analysts and scholars.

Currently in beta version, the STIP Compass provides data collected through the EC-OECD STI Policy Survey, including its recent 2017 edition. Data is freely accessible following the FAIR principles (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Re-usable). To aid access, the STIP Compass incorporates more than 500 interactive dashboards allowing users to zoom in and out of the data. It also provides a sophisticated search tool with smart filtering that facilitates policy discovery. These interfaces allow users to seamlessly query the database to benchmark country approaches and identify best practices on a wide range of STI policy issues.

The launch event will include a panel discussion and will allow participants to experiment with the STIP Compass. It aims to spark exchanges on semantic approaches to data collection and analysis, a discussion that will shape the next development milestones of the STIP Compass portalThe event will gather a mix of experts in the field of STI policy. We are very happy to count on the presence of Dirk Pilat, Deputy Director of the OECD Science, Technology and Industry Directorate (DSTI) and Kurt Vandenberghe, Director for Policy Development and Coordination at the Directorate-General Research & Innovation (DG-RTD) of the European Commission.

The agenda of the event will follow shortly.

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