Training and Templates
At the University of Maryland, Baltimore, faculty who are currently active in PEPFAR-funded programs are beginning to seek funding from other sources for related projects in-country. They wanted to learn the basics of proposal development and especially budget development for a program with international field sites. These slides were presented to the faculty and their administrators, and contain references to UMB procedures and policies. Permission is granted to use and customize the slides for internal, non-commercial training, with attribution to the University of Maryland Baltimore.
Caltech Marie Curie Fellowship Subaward template
University of Rochester Subcontracting Manual: pg 24- Special Considerations for Foreign Institutions
FDP Sample Foreign Subaward Template and Checklist
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and a Correction regarding Foreign Applicants for RFA-HL-12-007 (Life after Linkage: the Future of Family Studies (R01))
Associations and Institutions
Academia Sinica, the most preeminent academic institution in the Republic of China, was founded in 1928 to promote scholarly research in China and to undertake academic research in the sciences and humanities. After the government moved to Taiwan in 1949, Academia Sinica was re-established in Taipei. The growth of Academia Sinica during the transition period was slow due to political instability and meager budgets.
In recent years, under the leadership of President Yuan T. Lee, Academia Sinica has been transformed into a modern research institute. Many of the 24 research institutes and 6 research centers are now headed by world-class scholars and staffed by highly-trained, motivated, and creative young researchers. Major strides have also been made toward raising the standards of academic research, and Academia Sinica is presently positioning itself to move its research activities to the international level. Aside from placing greater emphasis on opening up new areas of intellectual endeavors, Academia Sinica is also taking a leading role in the launch of new initiatives in applied areas to meet a broad spectrum of societal needs within Taiwan.
Towards fulfilling these goals, Academia Sinica has adopted various measures to promote internal integration of research activities in the three research disciplines - mathematics and physical sciences; life sciences; and the humanities and social sciences - to help with the planning, implementation, and evaluation of long-term projects in order to enhance the impact of research activities; to deploy basic research results in applications and technology transfers; to engage the academic and research community within Taiwan toward a modern, forward-looking and collective academic vision; to cultivate an intellectual environment that is conducive to the nurturing of young scholars and the recognition of outstanding scholarship in Taiwan; and to promote international cooperation and scholarly exchanges that will accelerate the overall development of academic research in Academia Sinica and the Republic of China.
Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAF)
Like democratic South Africa in general, ASSAF aspires to play both a national and an international role, particularly with respect to the African continent. ASSAF views the Academy as usefully at arms length from Government and other organised sections of the state, comprising an assembly of excellent scholars from many disciplines who are well-networked both nationally and internationally, and have shown their interest in and capacity for promoting the development of a prosperous and a fully enabled society. Membership of the Academy (by election) is both an honour and an obligation to work individually and collectively (as the Academy) to ensure that decision making requiring scholarly scrutiny and analysis is based on the best and most integrated understandings and insights available to the country. The Academicians thus represent an organised, independent but responsive scholarly voice to help guide the development of the country and its people.
The mission of ASSAf is to: (1) become increasingly associated in the mind of the nation with the highest levels of scholarly achievement and excellence in the application of scientific thinking for the benefit of society; (2) consolidate its infrastructure and capacity, and to expand and mobilise the membership to ensure that scholars from a full disciplinary spectrum are available for its work, and that these are indeed both thinkers and doers, willing to put significant effort into the Academy's activities; (3) embark on a programme of systematic studies of evidence-based issues of national importance, some proposed by government or other sectors, and some identified by the Academy itself; (4) develop a sound and robust methodology for constituting study panels, organising their work, including conferences and workshops, and producing authoritative reports that are well-disseminated and have significant impact; (5) publish science-focused periodicals, especially a multidisciplinary journal of high quality (the South African Journal of Science) and a science magazine that will showcase the best of South African research to a wide national (and international) audience (QUEST - Science for South Africa); and to promote the development in South Africa of an indigenous system of research journals of internationally recognised quality and usefulness; (6) develop productive partnerships with other organisations, especially (but not only) the Departments of Science and Technology, Education, Health and Agriculture; the National Advisory Council on Innovation; science councils; higher education institutions, etc., with a view to the building of capacity in science and its applications within the National System of Innovation (NSI); (7) create new and diversified sources of funding for the sustainable functioning of an independent Academy; (8) communicate effectively with the general and specific publics, as well as with partners and sponsors; (9) develop a plan for the expansion of the activities of ASSAF in partnership with the national science academies of other countries, including contracted partnership with the US National Academies; and (10) play a significant role in the international science system, particularly in Africa, through organisations such as the InterAcademy Panel (IAP) and the InterAcademy Council (IAC), the Academy of Sciences of the Developing World (TWAS), the International Council on Science (ICSU), as well as the Network of African Science Academies (NASAC), all in the context of the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD).
Academy of Sciences of the Islamic Republic of Iran
The Supreme Council of Cultural Revolution sanctioned the establishment of the Academy of Sciences of the Islamic Republic of Iran in 1987. The main bodies of the Academy are: president of the Islamic Republic of Iran in his capacity as the presidency, general body, president of the Academy, scientific council and secretary of the Academy. The Academy has three types of members: fellows, associates and honorary. At present, the academy has 38 fellows, 74 associates and 3 honorary members.
Asia Pacific Research Online
(Asia - Pacific)
Online research and publications about Asia's traditional and modern communication networks, and religions. The site, with over 50,000 visitors each month, is designed for swift access to data, and for good transmission speed and interoperability, not for fancy looks. Also, see the page about www.ciolek.com.
Association of African Universities
The Association of African Universities (AAU) is an international non-governmental organisation set up by the universities in Africa to promote cooperation among themselves and between them and the international Academic community. The AAU, whose headquarters is in Accra, Ghana, was formed in November 1967 at a founding conference in Rabat, Morocco, attended by representatives of 34 universities who adopted the constitution of the Association. This followed earlier consultations among executive heads of African universities at a UNESCO conference on higher education in Africa in Antananarivo, Madagascar, in 1962 and at a conference of heads of African universities in 1963 in Khartoum, Sudan.
Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada / Association des universities et colleges du Canada
The Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC) is the voice of Canada's universities, and represents 90 Canadian public and private not-for-profit universities and university-degree level colleges. Since 1911, AUCC has provided strong and effective representation for its members, in Canada and abroad. AUCC's mandate is to facilitate the development of public policy on higher education and to encourage cooperation among universities and governments, industry, communities, and institutions in other countries. AUCC provides services to member universities in three main areas: (1) public policy and advocacy; (2) communications, research and information-sharing; and (3) scholarships and international programs.
Association of Commonwealth Universities
(United Kingdom - International)
The Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) is a global network of outstanding human and scientific resources that serves its member institutions by advancing international co-operation and understanding in higher education, and by providing a broad range of services and facilities. Membership comprises nearly 500 universities drawn from the Commonwealth countries of Africa and Asia, Australasia and the South Pacific, Canada and the Caribbean, the United Kingdom, Cyprus and Malta. These institutions come together voluntarily under the umbrella of the ACU to build on their historical links, shared traditions and common purposes in order to further international understanding and collaboration.
Association of European Science and Technology Transfer Professionals
With the field of technology transfer growing rapidly, European Professionals in Transfer of Science & Technology have had an increasing need for a platform to meet and share experiences on a regular basis. The initiative of a multinational group of professionals resulted in the establishment of the non-profit Association of European Science & Technology Transfer Professionals on 31 December 1999.The Mission of ASTP is to professionalise and promote technology and knowledge transfer between the European science base and industry. The Association is growing rapidly, and within five years has welcomed more than 500 members, covering 35 countries.
Association of Independent Research Institutes
The Association of Independent Research Institutes (AIRI) is a nationwide association of independent, not-for-profit research institutes conducting peer-reviewed basic and applied research in the biomedical and behavioral sciences.
Association of Research Managers and Administrators UK
ARMA is the professional association for research managers and administrators in the United Kingdom (UK). ARMA members work in a variety of organisations, including universities, funding bodies, the NHS and independent research organisations, as well as organisations providing services to research support offices. ARMA activities are focused on encouraging professional development and networking amongst research managers and administrators. To keep members up to date with developments in the field, ARMA provides a series of training and information events, including an annual Spring Conference, a series of one-day seminars, a structured programme of training courses, and short Study Tours. ARMA also support the exchange of knowledge and best practice through focused Discussion Groups and a number of email lists. ARMA publish a series of Occasional Papers to which members are encouraged to contribute and offer a small number of bursaries to support individual professional development activities. ARMA also collaborates actively with peer associations overseas.
Association of University Technology Managers
AUTM's global network of members represent more than 350 universities, research institutions, teaching hospitals and government agencies as well as hundreds of companies involved with managing and licensing innovations derived from academic and nonprofit research. The association was founded in 1974 as the Society of University Patent Administrators with the objective of addressing a concern that inventions funded by the U.S. government were not being commercialized effectively. Through the years AUTM has grown beyond this single objective and now provides professional development and networking opportunities for technology transfer professionals at all career levels and from established and newly forming organizations worldwide. AUTM provides numerous resources for members including survey reports, professional development courses, a comprehensive training manual, peer-reviewed journal and a worldwide community of peers with expertise in all areas of intellectual property management.
Australian Academy of Science
The Academy was founded in 1954 by Australian Fellows of the Royal Society of London, and was granted a Royal Charter establishing the Academy as an independent body but with government endorsement. The Academy's Constitution was modeled on that of the Royal Society of London. It receives government grants towards its activities but has no statutory obligation to government. The objectives of the Academy are to promote science through a range of activities. It has defined four major program areas: (1) recognition of outstanding contributions to science; (2) education and public awareness; (3) science policy; and (5) international relations.
Australian Research Council
The Australian Research Council (ARC) plays a key role in the Australian Government's investment in the future prosperity and well-being of the Australian community. ARC's mission is to advance Australia's capacity to undertake quality research that brings economic, social and cultural benefit to the Australian community. Likewise, ARC fosters excellence, partnerships and the highest ethical standards in research and research training in all fields of science, social sciences and the humanities.
Australasian Research Management Society
ARMS is a professional association for research managers and administrators designed to enhance and build the networks of research professionals across the research enterprise spectrum, as well as to exchange knowledge and expertise on issues to do with the management and commercialisation of research. Currently ARMS has over 540 registered members under corporate or individual membership categories.
ARMS has grown significantly from its beginnings in 1999 and is now moving towards a partially supported professional society. The ARMS Executive volunteer their time with part-time support of a small secretariat. Primary activities centre on an annual conference, specialist interest workshops, and training and information events organised through local Chapters. ARMS also has a regular newsletter entitled "Up in ARMS" and e-newsletter updates to keep membership informed.
ARMS is dedicated to the professional development of members and currently offers travel grants to support middle-level research managers to participate in an appropriate national or international research management activity or study tour. ARMS also encourages and supports formal mentoring relationships through a mentoring scheme. ARMS is a member of the International Network of Research Management Societies (INORMS), and collaborates actively with sister societies overseas.
Bangladesh Academy of Sciences
The Bangladesh Academy of Sciences, established in 1973, is a national, non-governmental organization, recognized and financially supported by the government and considered as the apex body in science and technology in Bangladesh. Fellows, eminent for their original contribution to science and technology, are elected by the Academy. There are currently 58 fellows. The main objective of the Academy is to enhance science and technology in Bangladesh. In this context the Academy recognizes and promotes high caliber scientific research done by scientists, facilitates their mutual contacts, strengthens scientific and technological work and fosters it for social and economic development for the welfare of the people. The Academy also advises the government on scientific and technological matters of vital national interest. The Academy has established links with leading science academies worldwide, and was a founding member of the Federation of Asian Scientific Academies and Societies (FASAS) in 1984. The Academy also became a National Associate of ICSU in 1986.
Bolivian National Academy of Sciences / academia nacional de ciencias de bolivia
The National Academy of Sciences, founded in 1960, is a public self-governing autonomous learned society established under a presidential decree. Its mission is to create an appropriate environment for the development of science, technology and innovation in the country. Its present by-laws allow for 56 members, of which at present 53 are appointed. The Academy encourages scientific research by supporting members of the scientific community of Bolivia and carries out research activities and studies through its own institutes, at present: the Energy Institute, the National Astronomical Observatory, the National Museum of Natural History, the Biomedical Institute, the Centre for the Conservation and Sustainable use of Biodiversity and the Centre for the Study of Science, Technology and Innovation.
The Academy also acts as an advisory body to government and the private sector, hosting conferences, meetings and lectures. At the same time it promotes public understanding of science through intensive policy dialogues.
Brazilian Academy of Sciences (ABC)
The Brazilian Academy of Science was founded on May 3rd, 1916, in Rio de Janeiro, as the Brazilian Science Society. In 1921 the name was changed to the one in use today. The Academy focuses on promotion of high scientific standards and the advancement of science and technology in Brazil, encouraging efforts to diffuse education at all levels and contributing to the social well-being of its people. The Academy currently has 536 members including 283 full members, 114 associate members and 136 corresponding members. New members are elected annually by the General Assembly. ABC is frequently requested by the Brazilian government to provide advice on policy and technical issues of interest to the country. Due to the relevance of its affairs, the government has been a major financier of the Academy's activities, respecting the independence and autonomous character of the Academy.
Cameroon Academy of Sciences
The Academy was founded in 1990 with the goal of promoting the progress of science and technology for the economic, social and cultural development of Cameroon. Specific objectives include promoting research and technological training at the highest level, advising the national government and other national/international policy makers on issues related to science and technology. Membership, is non-discriminatory on the basis of ethnic group or gender and are distributed among the colleges of biological sciences, social sciences and mathematical and physical sciences. Main activities include organizing conferences, seminars, workshops and lectures on issues of scientific interest, awarding prizes to young scholars and researchers, publishing the Academy Journal, contracted research projects with partners, and the awarding of scholarship grants to encourage and motivate students in the sciences.
Canadian Association of University Research Administrators
Founded in 1971, the Canadian Association of University Research Administrators is a national association of individuals committed to advancing the profession; to improving the efficiency and effectiveness of research administration at post-secondary institutions, hospitals, and other research institutes; to maintaining a strong presence and coherent voice on key issues relevant to research and to fostering co-operation and links with other organizations active in the management and administration of research.
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique / French National Center for Scientific Research
The French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) is a publicly-funded research organization that defines its mission as producing knowledge and making it available to society. CNRS has 26,000 employees (among which 11,600 are researchers and 14,400 are engineers and technical and administrative staff). The CNRS budget was about 2.214 billion euros for the year 2004. CNRS maintains 1,260 service and research units spread throughout the country that cover all fields of research.
Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)
Founded in 1949, the Chinese Academy of Sciences is the country's highest academic institution in natural sciences, its supreme scientific and technological adviisory body, and a comprehensive national research and development center in natural sciences and advanced technology. It has 90 research institutes, one research-oriented university, and one graduate school located in 13 major cities across the country: Beijing, Shanghai, Nanjing, Hefei, Changchun, Shenyang, Wuhan, Guangzhou, Chengdu, Kunming, Xi'an, Lanzhou, Ururnqi (Xinjiang) and Hainan, with more than 43,000 professional staff and 38,000 graduate students. The Academy Divisions of CAS consists of six divisions, with 702 CAS Members and 53 foreign Members.
Columbian Academy of Exact, Physical and Natural Sciences
The Colombian Academy of Sciences was founded in 1929, and in 1933 was recognized as a consultative body of the Colombian government. The Academy is a non-governmental organization with 3 groups of membership: corresponding, full (40 members) and honorary (7 members). It promotes scientific research, and in particular, programs oriented towards enhancing knowledge of the Colombian natural environment and its resources. The improvement of science teaching, at all levels of the Colombian educational system, is another main task. These activities are considered of the highest priority for scientific capacity building in the country. Shortly after its establishment, the Revista was published and each year, the academy delivers two prizes: "The Colombian Academy of Sciences Prize" and "Twas Prizes for Young Scientists in Colombia."
Community Research and Development Information Service
CORDIS is the information service that keeps you up-to-date with European Community activities and initiatives in the field of Research & Development (R&D) and Innovation. CORDIS is free of charge and offers a wide range of information about EU research and innovation policies, EU funding programmes, initiatives, potential partners, and previous and on-going projects. This service is a powerful knowledge and funding resource for both small and medium sized enterprises and big companies across Europe that wish to increase their innovative potential. CORDIS is part of the Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, the publishing house of the European Union.
Cuban Academy of Sciences
The Academy of Sciences of Cuba, is an official institution of the Cuban State with a national scope, independent and consultative in the area of science, and a continuer of the former Royal Academy of Medical, Physical and Natural Sciences of Havana, founded on May 19th, 1861, which is attached to the Ministry of Science, Technology and the Environment.
For the accomplishment of the objective appointed to the Academy of Science of Cuba, it shall have the following powers and functions: (1) contribute to increase the role of science within the national culture and disseminate scientific methods in the society; (2) promote technical-scientific endeavors made by the scientific community with ideas that may contribute with specialized criticisms and provide alternative prospects to the problems of science and technique at home; (3) promote recognition of outstanding scientists and outstanding teams, and disseminate and stimulate observation of the principles of professional ethics by scientists; (4) contribute to increase scientific and technical level of the human potential in the country, particularly in the new generations; (5) contribute to the preservation of the history, traditions and patrimony of science in the country by issuing regulations and doing actions with respect thereof and disseminating the example of Cuban scientists; (6) develop different forms for the dissemination of advances of Cuban science at home and abroad and promote introduction of the said advances into general and people's education through coordination with different bodies and organizations and also through the improvement of plans and programs of the national system of education; (7) promote activities which shall stimulate interdisciplinary relations and impulse potentials in the territories with less development, with the participation of scientific societies; (8) promote and strengthen inter-academic links with international organizations and the counterparts in other countries; (9) promote scientific sessions for the exchange among professionals working in similar areas and analyze and evaluate the performance of the scientific policy, issuing the relevant recommendations; (10) analyze and evaluate scientific journals published at home, issuing the relevant recommendations; (11) perform as a multi-branch consultative body for the cases of any relevant technical and scientific issue, issuing the pertinent recommendations; (12) create expert teams to evaluate projects or scientific topics upon request of organizations, bodies or institutions; (13) organize debates within the frame of the scientific community to discuss on current issues and disseminate the trends of current scientific thought in the main disciplines of knowledge; and (14) organize events in coordination with different scientific societies and promote participation of Cuban scientists in contests and international awards.
Delegation of the European Commission to the USA
(Europe - USA)
This well-maintained and informative website contains important information on - and provides vital links to - a range of EU-US agreements of direct interest to research administrators.
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft / German Research Foundation
The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Foundation) is the central, self-governing research organisation that promotes research at universities and other publicly financed research institutions in Germany. The DRF serves all branches of science and the humanities by funding research projects and facilitating cooperation among researchers.
Edinburgh Research and Innovation (The University of Edinburgh)
Edinburgh Research and Innovation (ERI) seeks to promote the University of Edinburgh's research and commercialisation activities to potential research sponsors and collaborators, licensees or investors. These activities include: (1) research programs and centres seeking sponsored/collaboration research agreements; (2) new technologies available for licensing; (3) key research centres and academic experts engaging in consultancy and knowledge transfer; (4) new spin-out or start-up companies requiring investment; (5) supporting entrepreneurs seeking access to the university's advanced facilities and expertise; (6) incubation centres providing early stage support to new companies; and (7) locating to the University of Edinburgh science & technology park.
European Association of Research Managers and Administrators
EARMA is a not-for-profit organization with a mission to: Continually improve the quality of research management and administration; Set high professional standards by effectively supporting its members; Promote the interests of its members at all times; and Influence relevant European policies by utilizing the invaluable experience of its members EARMA's Strategic Objectives are to: (1) Promote the best interests of our members and influence EU policies; (2) Provide coordinated Continued Professional Development (CPD) programmes for our members; (3) Provide an effective system of networking and communication for our members; (4) Identify, evaluate and disseminate information related to best practice in research management; (5) Establish an effective and efficient organisational management infrastructure; and (6) Enhance and maintain the financial stability of the association.
European Association for the Transfer of Technology, Innovation and Industrial Information
The European Association for the Transfer of Technologies, Innovation and Industrial Information - or TII - is one of the longest-standing, voluntary, independent associations representing the innovation support and technology transfer professions in Europe. Its 300 members, based in some 30 countries, come from both the private and public sectors and are active in R&D exploitation, business incubation, IP negotiation, technology brokerage and licensing, prototype and new product development, technology audits and innovation management, company spin-off and start-up support. TII is a non-profit association governed by a Board of Management elected by and from the members.
European Industrial Research Management Association
The European Industrial Research Management Association (EIRMA) is an independent, not-for-profit organisation, and its aim is to enhance innovation through more effective market-oriented research and development. By being member-focused and by providing a platform for these members to discuss ideas and exchange practical experience, EIRMA stays current with the ways managers think about and address their jobs. EIRMA's activities support companies in benchmarking and improving their innovation processes and in ensuring well-managed and well-organised research and development. These activities also establish EIRMA as a natural first point of contact for policy makers and others seeking the business community's insight. Founded in 1966, today EIRMA has some 150 member companies. They are based in over twenty countries and they collectively fund the major proportion of business enterprise investment in R&D in Europe.
European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics
The European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics (ERCIM) aims to foster collaborative work within the European research community and to increase cooperation with European industry. Leading research institutes from seventeen European countries are members of ERCIM.
European Science Foundation
The European Science Foundation (ESF) is an association of 77 member organisations devoted to scientific research in 30 European countries. Since ESF was established in 1974, it has coordinated a wide range of pan-European scientific initiatives, and its flexible organisation structure means ESF can respond quickly to new developments. In brief, ESF's core purpose is to promote high quality science at a European level, and is committed to facilitating cooperation and collaboration in European science on behalf of its principal stakeholders (Member Organisations and Europe's scientific community). This cross-border activity combines both "top-down" and "bottom-up" approaches in the long-term development of science. The Foundation is committed to providing scientific leadership through its networking expertise and by ensuring that there is a European added value to all of its initiatives and projects.
European Union Research
To access the European Union's portal web site - EUROPA - go to http://europa.eu.int/ and you will find all the information made available on the Internet by the institutions and bodies of the European Union, including the European Parliament, the Council of the Union, the Commission, the Court of Justice, the Court of Auditors, the Economic and Social Committee, the Committee of the Regions, the European Central Bank and the European Investment Bank. EUROPA provides a vast array of information on European integration, particularly concerning the European Union's objectives, policies and institutional set-up. EUROPA is designed to be as user-friendly as possible in line with the EU institutions' commitment to openness.
Federal Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Technology / Bundesministerium für Bildung, Wissenschaft, Forschung und Technologie
A source of valuable resources for information - in English or German - on efforts of Germany's Federal Ministry of Education and Research to broaden participation in education, promote excellence and increase investments in research and development.
Georgian National Science Foundation
(Democratic Republic of Georgia)
The Georgian National Science Foundation (GNSF) is a Public Legal Entity established by Presidential Decree # 653 in July 17, 2005 to promote the progress of science by funding state scientific grants.
Governing Bodies of GNSF are represented by: (1) Science Board, (2) Director, and (3) Staff. The Science Board includes scientific and public authorities; establishes the overall policies and oversees the activities, endorses the budget and the report of its implementation, distributes the scholarships, bonuses and fees; represents the results and recommendations of the activities of Foundation to the President of Georgia; publishes the detailed information of scientific and technological development. The mission of the Foundation is to allocate grants from the State Budget on the basis of open, transparent and free competitions.
Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences
The Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences (GAAS) was founded in 1959 to promote the study, extension and dissemination of the arts and sciences in Ghana and honour eminent scholars through their election as fellows. The Academy, whose membership currently totals 65, publishes the J.B. Danquah Memorial lectures and Academy proceedings, organizes symposia and meetings, bestows awards on citizens for their distinguished contributions in science, technology and the arts, and maintains contact with other academies in other countries.
Guatemalan Academy of Medical, Physical and Natural Sciences / academia de ciencias medicas, físicas y naturales de Guatemala
The Guatemalan Academy of Medical, Physical and Natural Sciences was established in 1945 with the purpose of dissemination of cultural studies, the advancement of science, support of scientific and technological research and incorporation of universal knowledge to human progress. The Academy is a member of the National Council of Science and Technology where it defends the interest of institutions of advanced education and of individual scientists. The Academy has 80 appointed members, 32 in the medical, human and animal health area, 20 in physics, mathematics and engineering, 20 in chemistry, biology, biochemistry and pharmaceutical sciences and 4 in agronomy.
Indian Academy of Sciences
The Indian Academy of Sciences, founded in 1934, aims at promoting the progress and upholding the cause of science in pure and applied branches. Major activities include publication of scientific journals and special volumes, organizing meetings of the Fellowship and discussions on important topics, recognizing scientific talent, improvement of science education and taking up other issues of concern to the scientific community.
Indian Institute of Science
Founded in 1909, the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) has grown into a premier institution of research and advanced instruction, with more than 2000 active researchers working in almost all frontier areas of science and technology. IISc is an institute of higher learning and is constantly in pursuit of excellence. It is one of the oldest and finest centres of its kind in India, and has a very high international standing in the academic world as well.
Indonesian Academy of Sciences
The Indonesian Academy of Sciences was established in 1990. At present it has 41 members, of which 9 are honorary members. The academy currently has 5 scientific committees organized as follows: Committee on Basic Sciences; Committee on Engineering; Committee on Medical Sciences; Committee on Social Sciences; and Committee on Art and Culture.
Institute of Nanotechnology
The Institute of Nanotechnology (originally the Centre for Nanotechnology founded by Ottilia Saxl in 1994) was one of the world's first nanotechnology information providers, and is now recognised as a global leader. IoN works closely with governments, universities, researchers, and companies worldwide on developing and promoting all aspects of nanotechnology. It also serves as a key organizer of international scientific events, conferences, and educational courses designed to encourage nanotechnology takeup by industry, as well as stimulating interest in less developed countries.
The InterAcademy Council (IAC) was created by the world's science academies to mobilize the best scientists and engineers worldwide to provide high quality advice to international bodies - such as the United Nations and the World Bank - as well as to other institutions. In a world where science and technology are fundamental to many critical issues - ranging from climate change to genetically modified organisms and the crucial challenge of achieving sustainability - making wise policy decisions has become increasingly dependent on good scientific advice. IAC is client-driven and works on a project-by-project basis. It has developed mechanisms and procedures to guarantee the scientific quality of its reports, the policy-relevance of its recommendations and the absence of regional or national bias.
International Association for Management of Technology
The International Association for Management of Technology (IAMOT) offers its members association with professionals in the field. There is particularly close interaction during the annual conference. IAMOT offers its members a discounted registration fee for the conference. Members have access to all information posted on our website and the ability to post announcements. IAMOT publishes a newsletter which contains current information on the field of Management of Technology from all over the world. IAMOT also offers its members discounts for certain professional journals, and offers priority status in receiving reports and publications sponsored by IAMOT. Finally, IAMOT offers its members the benefit of participating in an Association which supports research and application projects, world wide, in cooperation with government or private organizations or in its own initiative, an association which encourages education in the field of Management of Technology, and acts as an information resource center in the field.
International Association for Social Science Information Service and Technology
(US - International)
The International Association for Social Science Information Service and Technology (IASSIST) is an international organization of professionals working in and with information technology and data services to support research and teaching in the social sciences. Its 200 members are from a variety of workplaces, including data archives, statistical agencies, research centers, libraries, academic departments, government departments, and non-profit organizations.
International Council for Science: Committee on Data for Science and Technology
The Committee on Data for Science and Technology (CODATA) is an interdisciplinary Scientific Committee of the International Council for Science (ICSU) which works to improve the quality, reliability, management and accessibility of data of importance to all fields of science and technology. CODATA is a resource that provides scientists and engineers with access to international data activities for increased awareness, direct cooperation and new knowledge. CODATA was established 33 years ago by ICSU to promote and encourage, on a world-wide basis, the compilation, evaluation and dissemination of reliable numerical data of importance to science and technology. Today 23 countries are members, and 14 International Scientific Unions have assigned liaison delegates.
CODATA is concerned with all types of data resulting from experimental measurements, observations and calculations in every field of science and technology, including the physical sciences, biology, geology, astronomy, engineering, environmental science, ecology and others. Particular emphasis is given to data management problems common to different disciplines and to data used outside the field in which they were generated. CODATA's objectives are: (1) The improvement of the quality and accessibility of data, as well as the methods by which data are acquired, managed, analysed and evaluated, with a particular emphasis on developing countries; (2) The facilitation of international cooperation among those collecting, organizing and using data; (3) The promotion of an increased awareness in the scientific and technical community of the importance of these activities; and (4) The consideration of data access and intellectual property issues. In short, the reason for CODATA is to help foster and advance science and technology through developing and sharing knowledge about data and the activities that work with data.
International Intellectual Property Institute
(USA - International)
The International Intellectual Property Institute (IIPI) is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation located in Washington, DC. As an international development organization and think tank, IIPI is dedicated to increasing awareness and understanding of the use of intellectual property as a tool for economic growth, particularly in developing countries. Since 1998 the Institute has been engaged in a wide range of activities both abroad and within the United States, including critical research, public education, policy and training workshops, technical assistance, institution building and consultative services.
The work of the Institute focuses on establishing constituencies of policymakers, business leaders and judicial stakeholders in the developing world who understand that effective, enforceable intellectual property rights can be a tool to promote economic development in their own countries, and not simply a nuisance or legal obligation. Because we live in a world where wealth generation is increasingly the result of ideas rather than products, it is critical to assist developing countries in moving away from commodities-based economies through the creation of thriving industries rooted in the intellectual assets of their citizens. The Institute seeks to increase awareness and understanding of the use of intellectual property -- patents, copyrights and trademarks, trade secrets, industrial designs, etc. -- as a tool for sustainable economic growth. With support from private corporations, the United States and foreign governments and other international development organizations, IIPI is working to increase the capacity of human intellectual assets and creativity to fuel economic growth and improve standards of living.
International Network of Research Management Societies (INORMS)
INORMS was formed in 2001 to bring together research management societies and associations from across the globe. Its purpose is to enable interactions, sharing of good practice, and joint activities between the member societies, to the benefit of their individual memberships. Each member society has its own distinct remit, constitution, membership and geographical base, but we each face similar issues. The nature of research management and administration is changing, and it is becoming more professional. The economic and political imperatives and pressures are common across the globe. The network enables the officers of the member societies to compare their national or regional issues, and to learn from each other. Through INORMS, the network is able to transfer training course structure and content, adopt comparable support mechanisms, and jointly develop training materials. The objectives of INORMS are: (1) to internationalise the body of knowledge on research management; (2) to exchange best practice; and (3) to develop international approaches to supporting the research enterprise
Israel Science Foundation
The Israel Science Foundation (ISF) is now Israel's predominant source of competitive grants funding for basic research. Its roughly $50 million annual budget funds 1,200 grants a year, providing two-thirds of all such funds. Every year, some 10,000 expert reviewers from Israel and abroad are involved in peer-reviewing the scientific merit of its proposals. The ISF awards grants in all fields of: Exact Sciences and Technology; Life Sciences and Medicine; Humanities and Social Sciences to researchers at Israeli universities, other centers of higher education, research centers and medical centers. Most funds (96%) are provided by the Government of Israel via the Planning and Budgeting Committee (PBC) of the Israel Council for Higher Education, under a long-term agreement.
Joint Research Councils
Research Councils UK (RCUK) is a strategic partnership through which the UK's eight Research Councils work together to champion the research, training and innovation they support. The Research Councils are the main public investors in fundamental research in the UK with interests ranging from bio-medicine and particle physics to the environment, engineering and economic research. RCUK works alongside the Office of Science & Technology (OST) to support the UK's finest academic researchers and to ensure the best investment of public money in research. The partnership is led by the RCUK Executive Group which comprises the eight Chief Executives of the Research Councils.
Jordanian Royal Scientific Society
The aims and functions of the Royal Scientific Society are to: (1) support the development process in Jordan through R&D to strengthen the role of SMEs in Jordan's economy; (2) promote itself as a reference technical institution in Jordan and the region; (3) expand its role as a certification body for both skilled manpower and industrial products; (4) strengthen co-operation with similar institutions to promote mutual interests; (5) develop human resources; (6) encourage and support the start-up, incubation and development of innovation-led knowledge-based businesses; (7) carry out studies and applied scientific research related to industry and environment, and to the various areas of development; (8) conduct economic and technical feasibility and analytical studies with regard to development projects that fall within RSS scope of competence; (9) carry out joint research with scientific, production-oriented and service institutions at the national, regional and international levels; (10) offer technological consultations and services, calibration and conformity assessment of locally produced and imported products; (11) develop its laboratories, provide them with up-to-date equipment and orient them towards serving the objectives of scientific and technological research and the needs of public and private sectors; (12) co-operate with agencies concerned with setting national technical standards and specifications and provide technical services that facilitate their application and ensure proper quality control of goods and materials; (13) upgrade human capabilities and technical skills through the provision of distinctive training opportunities; (14) contribute to the transfer and adaptation of appropriate technologies to the benefit of industrial and socio-economic development in Jordan; (15) cooperating with local, regional and international organizations in science and technology for the purpose of networking and joint venturing; and (16) offer research facilities to entrepreneurs to enable them to start technological research, joint development and new businesses.
Kenya National Academy of Sciences
The objectives and purposes for which the Academy is constituted are to: (1) promote the advancement of science and technology by establishing and enhancing standards of scientific and technological endeavour and achievement in Kenya, and to recognize outstanding contributions in the field of science and technology; (2) facilitate coordination among the different groups of scientists and the potential users of science and technology; (3) improve cooperation through international agreements and programmes between Kenyan scientists and the international scientific community.
To promote the creation of scientific bodies in Kenya, provide professional guidance in their activities, and administer and improve resource utilization for purposes of research and projects; (4) provide the Government with scientific and technological information for policy formulation, execution and ways in which scientific projects may be instituted, carried out or revised; (5) synthesize and disseminate knowledge through publication of scientific and technological information; (6) cooperate with the National Council for Science and Technology [NCST] in the formulation of policies and programmes designed to encourage the development and application of science and technology for national development; and (7) organize, participate or collaborate in the organization of scientific meetings within and outside Kenya; to hold symposia, and to arrange visits for scientists from other countries to Kenya and vice versa.
Kingdom of Morroco - Hassan II Academy of Science and Technology
The Hassan-II Academy of Science and Technology is a dynamic organisation that seeks to achieve the general objectives set above and mainly the followings: (1) ensure that scientific and technical research ranks high among the values upheld by the nation; (2) propose to the authorities the relevant routes and means to kindle the scientific spirit within the Moroccan society; (3) provide local scientists and researchers with a special forum for debate and interaction; (4) foster high-level communication channels between national scientists and the international scientific elite; (5) work for the dissemination of science by organizing panels and scientific events, publishing relevant material, and opening science libraries; (6) review and evaluate the scientific findings and innovations submitted for its consideration; (7) ensure that the scientific and technical research exercises are made within the moral and ethical prescriptions; (8) contribute at setting the general orientations for the scientific and technological development; (9) put forward recommendations about priorities and how to achieve the nation's targets in terms of research; (10) contribute to the elaboration of scientific human resources policy capable of attracting high-profile scientists and, more importantly, promoting an adequate intellectual and material environment so as to provide talented Moroccan researchers who are sought or employed by foreign research laboratories and centers, with an efficient incentive to stay in their country; (11) monitor continuously the progress made in the field of technology for the benefit of the nation; (12) carry out studies, analyses and surveys in connection with research activities; (13) encourage the implementation of research programs which have been set in accordance with national priorities, determine their relevance and scientific value, and, when necessary, allocate hem appropriate financial resources; (14) assess the implementation of research programs sponsored by the Academy, and to take all the relevant steps to enhance the resources of existing and projected research laboratories and other facilities; (15) propose to the relevant authorities the modalities on scientific and technical cooperation for participating in regional or international research programs; (16) provide advises on the evaluation of the activities carried out by the national research institutions involved in these programs; and (17) help to establish the adequate mechanisms for consultation, on a permanent basis, between the research and technical innovation community and its social and economic counterparts.
Korean National Academy of Sciences (KNAS)
The National Academy of Sciences, Republic of Korea, is the senior national organization of distinguished Korean scientists and scholars. Its primary objective is to promote learning and research in all areas of sciences by conferring membership and preferential treatment to those who have made outstanding contributions to the advancement of sciences and learning. The Academy consists of 150 Fellows who are selected by their peers for outstanding contributions to the sciences and education. The Academy is dedicated to: (1) fostering the highest levels of learning and research in all areas of scholarship by conferring the National Academy of Sciences Award; (2) making available its members' broad and varied knowledge to evaluate and advise on social, cultural, economic and scientific issues for the benefit of Korea; (3) promoting Korean scholarship and accomplishments internationally through active exchanges with other national academies; and (4) suggesting policy recommendation of the promotion of science to the national government.
Latin American Network Information Center
(Brazil - Latin America)
This website provides a number of valuable links to a variety of academic and non-academic research resources throughout Brazil.
Licensing Executive Society
LES International is an association of 31 national and regional societies, each composed of individual members who are engaged in the profession of licensing and other aspects of transferring or profiting from intellectual property. The LES family is business-oriented for the most part, and its over 10,000 individual members include management representatives from companies both large, medium and small, scientists, engineers, academicians, governmental officials, lawyers, patent and trademark attorneys and consultants.
Madagascar National Academy of Arts, Letters and Sciences (ACNALS)
The Academy was founded in 1902. The Academy is divided into four principal sections: (1) Linguistic Sciences; (2) Political and Ethical Matters; (3) Fundamental Sciences; and (4) the Applied Sciences. The Academy defines themes of national research, coordinates the activities of the Regional Academic Committees and those of other national scientific institutions. The Academy can have up to 80 members and 80 associated members residing in Madagascar.
Malaysian National Academy of Sciences
The Academy of Sciences Malaysia (ASM), established under the Academy of Sciences Malaysia Act 1994, seeks to: (1) promote and foster the development of science, engineering and technology; (2) provide a forum for the interchange of ideas among scientists, engineers and technologists; (3) promote national awareness, understanding and appreciation of the role of science, engineering and technology in human progress; (4) promote creativity among scientists, engineers and technologists; (5) promote national self-reliance in the field of science, engineering and technology; (6) act as a forum for maintaining awareness on the part of the Government of the significance of the role of science, engineering and technology in the development process of the nation and for bringing national development needs to the attention of scientists, engineers and technologists; (7) analyse particular national problems and identify where science, engineering and technology can contribute to their solution and accordingly to make recommendations to the Government; (8) keep in touch with developments in science, engineering and technology and identify those developments which are relevant to national needs and to bring such developments to the attention of the Government; (9) prepare reports, papers or other documents relating to the national science, engineering and technology policy and make the necessary recommendations to the Government; (10) initiate and sponsor multi-disciplinary studies related to and necessary for the better understanding of the social and economic implications of science, engineering and technology; (11) encourage research, development, education and training of the appropriate scientific, engineering and technical manpower; (12) establish and maintain relations between the Academy and overseas bodies having the same or almost similar objectives in science, engineering and technology as the Academy; (13) advise on matt ers related to science, engineering and technology as requested by the Government from time to time; and (14) do such other acts which are consistent with 1994 Academy of Sciences Act as may be required in order to further the advancement of science, engineering and technology in Malaysia and the welfare and status of the Academy.
Mauritus Academy of Sciences and Technology (MAST)
Please visit the MAST website.
Mexican Academy of Sciences / academia mexicana de ciencias
The Mexican Academy of Sciences was founded in 1959 as a non-governmental non-profit organization of distinguished scientists, in all fields of research. Since that date, the Academy has grown in membership and influence, and since 2003, has more than 1,900 members in exact, natural and social sciences. The Academy's mission is to: (1) serve as a spokesman for the scientific community; foster the development and consolidation of the Mexican scientific community; promote scientific research, training and dissemination in Mexico; and (2) promote exchanges with scientific organizations and communities in other countries. The Academy's main activities include: (1) science promotion and dissemination; (2) awards and incentives for scientific research; studies; (3) exchange programs; (4) meetings and symposia; (5) national and international relations; and (6) relations with the Mexican Legislative Congress.
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
The best site for valuable information on Japan's Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, and Science and Technology (MEXT). Indeed, MEXT is the government agency primarily responsible for research and development. Based on the ''Second Science and Technology Basic Plan,'' the government's basic policy on science and technology for the five year period from FY2001, MEXT promotes comprehensive research and development in order to accomplish the highest creative achievements in worldwide comparisons. The Plan epitomizes the ideal form of the nation from the viewpoint of cultivating new wisdom through science and technology, supporting national life and economic activity and realizing international contribution. Furthermore, in order to realize these objectives, the Plan outlines a planned approach to prioritized policy, centered upon the focused, strategic promotion of research and development, as well as reform in the science and technology system. Moreover, academic research conducted primarily in universities and other institutions aims to explore the truth in all academic fields, from the humanities and social sciences to the natural sciences. Endorsing the three desirable goals of ''promoting research of the highest worldwide standards,'' ''creation of new academia in the 21st century'' and ''contribution to society,'' and in view of the ''Second Science and Technology Basic Plan'' as well as deliberations at the Council for Science and Technology, MEXT is promoting diverse academic research in a wide spectrum of disciplines according to the following basic direction of promotion: (1) respect for the autonomy of researchers; (2) progress in all academic fields; and (3) integrated promotion of education and research.
Mongolian Academy of Sciences (MAS)
Knowledge has always been of high regard and great value for Mongolians. It was in the 13th century, when Mongolians, in particular the Great Khaan Khubilai, established the first academic organization of the nation, "The Academy of Worthies." Mongolia's first center of modern sciences came into being in 1921 when the Government of newly independent Mongolia issued a resolution declaring the establishment of the "Institute of Literature and Scripts," which was later upgraded into "Institute of Sciences" and then "Institute of Sciences and Higher Education." In 1961, it was finally reorganized as "the Mongolian Academy of Sciences" (MAS). At present, under its direct supervision the MAS operates 16 research Institutes and Centers, the Ulaanbaatar University. Furthermore in joint operation it supervises 9 research and production corporations.
National Academy of Exact, Physical and Natural Sciences / Academia Nacional de Ciencias Exactas, Físicas y Naturales (ANCEFN)
The National Academy of Exact, Physical and Natural Sciences (Academia Nacional de Ciencias Exactas, Físicas y Naturales, ANCEFN) was established in 1874 to promote science in Argentina and honor scientists primarily through their election as full voting members. At present, the Academy has 33 full voting members, 29 corresponding national members, 59 corresponding foreign members, and 6 honorary members. The Academy bestows awards to scientists for their distinguished contributions in diverse areas of science and technology and has exchange programs with academies, societies, and learned bodies in several countries. The Academy publishes journals and reports and recognizes young scientists through an awards scheme, and arranges seminars and symposia. The Academy also grants fellowships to university students.
National Academy of Sciences (NAS)
The National Academies bring together committees of experts in all areas of scientific and technological endeavor. These experts serve pro bono to address critical national issues and give advice to the federal government and the public. Four organizations comprise the Academies: (1) National Academy of Sciences, (2) National Academy of Engineering, (3) Institute of Medicine and (4) National Research Council.
National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST)
The National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) was created in 1976 to recognize outstanding achievements in science and technology and to serve as a reservoir of competent scientific and technological manpower for the country. In 1982 the Academy became the advisory body to the President of the Republic of the Philippines on policies concerning science and technology. Current membership is 51 academicians, grouped into the following divisions: Agricultural Sciences; Biological Sciences; Chemical, Mathematical, and Physical Sciences; Engineering Sciences and Technology; Health Sciences; and Social Sciences.
National Association of College and University Attorneys
The mission of the National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA) is to advance the effective practice of higher education attorneys for the benefit of the colleges and universities they serve. NACUA is organized to assist higher education attorneys in representing and advising their client institutions. To achieve this purpose, NACUA and its member volunteers will: (1) Help member attorneys provide high quality and responsive legal services and information to institutions of higher education; (2) Deliver services that allow member attorneys to provide effective counsel to colleges and universities in the areas of administration, policy and ethics; (3) Support a learning environment for professional development of its member attorneys and help them to maintain the highest professional and ethical standards; and (4) Work to improve the understanding of legal issues and to enhance the role of NACUA and its member attorneys in the higher education community. NACUA and its members are committed to practicing and promoting the core values of quality, service, civility, collegiality, diversity, inclusiveness and respect.
National Research Council / Conseil national de recherches Canada
NRC is a Government of Canada organization, and its mandate - set out in the National Research Council Act (NRC Act) - authorizes NRC is responsible for: Undertaking, assisting or promoting scientific and industrial research in different fields of importance to Canada; Establishing, operating and maintaining a national science library; Publishing and selling or otherwise distributing such scientific and technical information as the Council deems necessary; Investigating standards and methods of measurement; Working on the standardization and certification of scientific and technical apparatus and instruments and materials used or usable by Canadian industry; Operating and administering any astronomical observatories established or maintained by the Government of Canada; Administering NRC's research and development activities, including grants and contributions used to support a number of international activities; and Providing vital scientific and technological services to the research and industrial communities. This mandate is discharged to a great extent through the operation of the NRC Industrial Research Assistance Program, the NRC Canada Institute for Scientific and Technical Information, and the Canadian Technology Network. For more information, visit the Justice Canada website at http://laws.justice.gc.ca/en/N-15/index.html.
National Research Council / Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche
The National Research Council (CNR) is a public organization; its duty is to carry out, promote, spread, transfer and improve research activities in the main sectors of knowledge growth and of its applications for the scientific, technological, economic and social development of the Country. To this end, the activities of the organization are divided into macro areas of interdisciplinary scientific and technological research, concerning several sectors: biotechnology, medicine, materials, environment and land, information and communications, advanced systems of production, judicial and socio-economic sciences, classical studies and arts. CNR is distributed all over Italy through a network of institutes aiming at promoting a wide diffusion of its competences throughout the national territory and at facilitating contacts and cooperation with local firms and organizations. From the financial point of view, the main resources come from the State, but also from the market: even 30% of its balance sheet, an extraordinary result, is the result of revenues coming from external job orders for studies and activities of technical advice as well as from agreements with firms, contracts with the European Union and with the other international organizations.
Nepal Academy of Science and Technology
Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) is an independent apex body established in 1982 to promote of science and technology in the country. The Academy is entrusted with four major objectives: advancement of science and technology for all-round development of the nation; preservation and further modernization of indigenous technologies; promotion of research in science and technology; and identification and facilitation of appropriate technology transfer.
Pakistan Academy of Sciences
The aims and objectives of the Pakistan Academy of Sciences is to: (1) promote higher studies and research on pure and applied sciences in Pakistan and to disseminate scientific knowledge; (2) formulate standards of scientific effort and achievement in Pakistan and to recognize outstanding contributions to the advancements in science; (3) publish and assist in the publication of scientific Proceedings, Journals, Transactions, Monographs, Books and other scientific literature; (4) establish and maintain association and relations among Pakistani scientists and the international groups and unions of scientists and organize meetings including coordination of scientific activities of Pakistani and overseas scientists; (5) award grants, scholarships, fellowships, prizes and medals for scientific research; (6) undertake such scientific work of national or international importance as the Academy may be called upon to perform by the Government of Pakistan; and (7) have advisory and consultative status with the Ministries and Divisions of the Government dealing with scientific and technical matters, and to represent internationally the scientific work of Pakistan; (8) secure and administer funds, endowments and other grants for the promotion and development of scientific research or projects of a scientific nature, and for the attainment of the aims and objectives of the Academy. And (9) To do all other lawful things that the Academy may consider conducive to or necessary for the attainment of its aims and objectives.
Palestine Academy of Science and Technology
(Headquarters in Jerusalem and branches in Ramallah and Gaza)
The Academy aims at institutionalizing scientific and technological research in Palestine, promoting scientific discovery and innovative technological advances, in addition to fostering the use of science and technology in various domains. Furthermore, it aspires to obtain a fundamental role in coordinating scientific efforts between the private and the public sectors in order to encourage a strong national economy that is globally competitive through the support of the Palestinian science and technology base and through partnerships with governmental, non-governmental, local and international bodies.
Peruvian Academy of Exact, Physical and Natural Sciences
The Academy of Exact, Physical and Natural Sciences was founded in Lima in 1938 by 37 founding fellows, under the auspices of the University of San Marcos. In 1939, the Government of Peru, considering that the academy was called to assume a guiding role in national activities, and the high scientific and cultural values it embodied, awarded official recognition. In 1966 the academy name was modified to National Academy of Sciences of Peru with the main role to perform advisory functions at the Government's request, in matters related to its expertise. The NAS of Peru has a maximum of 40 fellows. Plans are underway to amend the statutes and introduce the category of senior academician.
Research Africa is for African government and institutional policy makers, researchers and research managers. Research Africa strengthens the African science and technology policy-making, and research community, and connects them with the world scientific community.
Research Promotion Bureau Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
The Research Promotion Bureau is responsible for the formulation of policies to promote cross-field research such as encouraging inventions, promoting the application of research results and cooperation among industries, academia and government, improving the research environment and R&D infrastructure by, for example, enhancing the research information infrastructure, and performing work relating to fundamental research. The Bureau also formulates policies to promote scientific study, including the establishment of scientific institutions and the provision of assistance for scientific research, and performs work relating to basic and fundamental research and development in such areas as IT, life science, and quantum and radiation research.
Nigerian National Academy of Sciences
The Nigerian Academy of Sciences (NAS) was inaugurated in 1977 after five years of renewed effort by concerned Nigerian scientists under the auspices of the Science Association of Nigeria (SAN) to overcome the obstacles that plagued previous efforts of about 20 years to establish a formal Academy of Science. The academy membership is currently 100, and an average of 5 new members are elected each year. The main objectives of the academy are to: (1) promote the growth, acquisition and dissemination of scientific knowledge; and (2) facilitate its use in the solution of major problems of national interest.
Royal Society of New Zealand
The Royal Society of New Zealand is an independent, national academy of sciences, a federation of some 60 scientific and technological societies, and individual members. The Society promotes a critical awareness of science and technology in schools, in industry and in society. The Society invests in excellence in people and ideas, and puts them to work as an inspiration to New Zealanders. The Society administers several funds for science and technology, publishes 8 journals, offers science advice to government, and fosters international scientific contact and co-operation.
RSC: The Academies of Arts, Humanities and Sciences of Canada / SRC : Les Académies des arts, des lettres et des sciences du Canada
RSC: The Academies of Arts, Humanities and Sciences of Canada, is the senior national body of distinguished Canadian scientists and scholars. Its primary objective is to promote learning and research in the arts and sciences. The Society consists of approximately 1,800 Fellows: men and women from across the country who are selected by their peers for outstanding contributions to the natural and social sciences and in the humanities. The RSC is a dedicated to: (1) making available its members' broad and varied knowledge to evaluate and advise on social, cultural, economic and scientific issues for the benefit of Canada, through projects, the organization of annual symposia and its publications; (2) assessing issues of importance to Canadians and providing independent expert advice, notably to government, on matters of public interest; (3) fostering the highest levels of learning and research in all areas of scholarship and recognizing outstanding achievements in research and innovation by electing new Fellows and awarding medals and prizes; and (4) promoting international collaboration and Canadian scholarship and accomplishments internationally through active exchanges with other national academies.
Russian Science News Agency
Informnauka is a science news agency formed in September 1999. The aim of the agency is to keep journalists informing of science-related events and research progress in Russia. Information presented by Informnauka is used for publication by many Russian national newspapers, journals, and television and radio companies. Informnauka was established by Chemistry and Life, a magazine of popular science with thirty-five year history. Informnauka has connections with research groups in academic institutions, state research centers and universities all over the Russian Federation and CIS countries.
Science Council of Japan (SCJ)
The Science Council of Japan was established in January 1949 as a "special organization" under the jurisdiction of the Prime Minister for the purpose of promoting and enhancing the field of science, and having science reflected in and permeated into administration, industries and people's lives. Its two functions are: (1) To deliberate on important issues concerning science and help solve such issues; and (2) To make coordination among scientific studies to achieve higher efficiency. The SCJ consists of 210 members and some 2,000 associate members. The SCJ organization comprises a General Assembly, an Executive Board, three Section Meetings (Humanities and Social Sciences, Life Sciences, and Physical Sciences and Engineering), 30 committees based on fields of specialties, five Administrative Committees for operation, and issue-oriented ad hoc committees.
Scottish Funding Council
The Scottish Further and Higher Education Funding Council (SFC) was formally established on 3 October 2005. The new Council creates a single body providing a strategic overview of tertiary education in Scotland and will secure a more coherent system of high-quality learning and research. In promoting further and higher education in Scotland, the new Council will support colleges and universities in the: Delivery of high quality programmes for learners; Investment in modern facilities for learning and research; and Being flexible and responsive in allowing access to lifelong learning for all.
Scottish Research Information System
The Scottish Research Information System (SRIS) is a starting point for finding out about Scotland's vigorous research, development, consultancy and innovation resources, and keeping pace with innovation. SRIS brings together the powerful capabilities of universities and institutes in Scotland, and the vital interests of organizations across the world that can make good use of these resources.
Senegalese Academy of Sciences / académie des sciences et techniques du sénégal
The Senegalese Academy of Sciences was set up in November 1999 to promote sciences and technology, and assist the government in defining its scientific and technological policy. Its annual assembly's opening session is chaired by the Head of State, Grand Patron of the Academy, and 60 seats are available for the three sections: (1) medical sciences; (2) sciences and technology; and (3) agriculture and veterinary medicine. Current academy activities include the identification of expert scientists, promotion of science to the general public through symposia, lectures and prizes, and the use of regional and international networking.
Singapore National Academy of Sciences (SNAS)
The Singapore National Academy of Science is an umbrella organization for the premier scientific societies in Singapore. Established in 1967, its principal mission objective is the promotion of science and technology in Singapore. The 9 scientific societies under the aegis of the Academy are: Institute of Physics Singapore; Singapore Association for the Advancement of Science; Singapore Institute of Biology; Singapore Mathematical Society; Singapore National Institute of Chemistry; Singapore Institute of Statistics; Singapore Society for Microbiology & Biotechnology; Singapore Society for Biochemistry & Molecular Biology; and the Science Teachers Association of Singapore.
Society of Research Administrators International
(USA - International)
According to SRA's Mission Statement: The society is an international organization dedicated to the education and professional development of research administrators, as well as the enhancement of public understanding of the importance of research and its administration.
Southern African Regional Universities Association
Excellence, growth and sustainability of university education, research and development will be a leading indicator of future growth of SADC regional economies and the quality of life of their people. The need for greater co-operation and collaboration within higher education in the SADC region has been a long-standing one. The Southern Africa Regional Universities Association (SARUA) brings together the leadership of 43 universities within the SADC region in order to achieve this reality. Launched in February 2005, SARUA will be the first association of its kind in Africa to simultaneously address the capacity and research needs of higher education institutions and the social, cultural and economic development priorities of the region.
Southern African Research and Innovation Management Association
The objectives of the South African Research and Innovation Management Association (SARIMA) are: (1) Professional development and capacity building of those involved in managing research and innovation systems; (2) Promotion of best practice in the management and administration of research and innovation to create value for education, public benefit and economic development; (3) Creation of awareness in academic and public forums of the value of a stronger research and innovation system and the contribution it can make to economic and social development; (4) Advocacy of appropriate national and institutional policy in support of research and innovation and participation in the development and testing of policy; and (5) Advancement of science, technology and innovation, including addressing the asymmetries in access to, and diffusion of, knowledge between "North and 'South." SARIMA operates at an institutional, national and international level, as well as across the research value chain, from research management to commercialization of research. SARIMA interacts and liaises with other organisations as required.
Sri Lanka National Academy of Science
The National Academy of Sciences, Sri Lanka is a high-level, non-governmental scientific body, established in 1976. It is a body of eminent scientists who study fundamental issues relating to scientific developments in the country and issues of national importance, as well as the links between science and economic development. The main objectives of the Academy are to: report on issues in which scientific and technological considerations are paramount to national interest; advise on activities related to the application of science and technology to national development; report on the management and rational utilization of the natural resources of Sri Lanka so as to ensure optimal productivity, consistent with the continued use of the biosphere. Currently, there are 105 fellows. The Academy has no permanent staff, but secretarial and other staff are recruited on an ad hoc basis.
Sudanese National Academy of Sciences (SNAS)
The Sudanese National Academy of Sciences is a non-governmental organization currently located at the University of Khartoum. The main objectives of the Academy are to: (1) raise the standard of and further develop theoretical and applied research in Sudan; (2) act as consultant and render advice to the Government and the private sector in the areas of science, education, technology and scientific research; (3) help in the dissemination of knowledge; (4) raise community awareness of the importance of science and technology for economic and social development; (5) collaborate with similar institutions in the developed and developing countries; and (6) offer scholarships, incentives and prizes in the area of scientific research.
Swiss Association of Research Managers and Administrators
The Swiss Association of Research Managers and Administrators (SARMA) is a non-profit national network of professionals committed to improving the effectiveness, competitiveness and quality of research and innovation management in Switzerland. In today's complexeconomic, social and political environment, R&D management and administration increasingly require professional competences that go way beyond scientific know-how. Ever since its foundation in 1999, SARMA's principal objective has been to support capacity building in order to improve the R&D manager's role as an interface between management and research, to foster professional skills and to eliminate barriers. With over 100 individualand 8 top ranking institutional members in both the public and the private sectors, SARMA has established itself as a well respected and widely known association for professionals in Switzerlandwho aspire to excel in their field. The Association is directed by the Board and the Programme Committee (PC), and governed by the General Assembly. The Board and the PC develop strategies and policies, and define priority topics, considering the best way to serve the membership in this complex professional area.
Tanzania Academy of Sciences (TAAS)
Please visit the TAAS website.
Thai Academy of Science and Technology
The Thai Academy of Science and Technology (TAST) was established in 1997. It was organised by a group of scientists and technologist whose works have been continuously recognised and whose experiences and interests are vital to the development of the nation as a whose. TAST is a "non-government agency". This is
to ensure there is justice in giving recommendations to the government, organizations, and the public as a whole. TAST realises that the nation's matters in science and technology have a profound impact on the nation as a whole. Therefore, TAST has made this its duty and priority to pick issues or matters that are currently in the eyes of the public and perform careful analyses by gathering additional information, doing researches, and providing opportunities for discussion and criticism in order to bring to conclusion, further the study or formalise plans for the future. The Academy's objectives are (1) to promote and be the driving force for S&T development in order to enhance the nation's efficiency in the following areas: Environmental Management; competitiveness in the world market; quality of life, society and environment; and sustainable development of the nation; (2) study and analyse problems and barriers to S&T; (3) give science-related information, options and recommendations to the government and the public as a whole; (4) promote efficiency in managing and developing technology-related industry; (5) ensure that the works at Thai scientist and technologists are beneficial to the development of the nation; (6) promote harmony and integration between science & technology and other disciplines including the nation's culture; (7) promote cooperation among associations, foundations and academic organisations in the development of human resources in the field of S&T; (8) create links with international organisations whose objectives are similar to TAST; and (9) NOT be involved in any political agenda.
Trade Association of European Specialized Research and Technology Organizations
The Trade Association of European Specialized Research and Technology Organizations (EARTO) is the trade association of Europe's specialised research and technology organisations. Its members make a major contribution to strengthening Europe's economic performance by supporting product and process innovation in all branches of industry and services, thereby raising the international competitiveness of European firms. EARTO represents the views of its members to European decision-makers. It publishes policy papers and organises briefing sessions. EARTO members sit on the European Union's influential European Research Forum and Programme Advisory Committees. EARTO is a forum for exchange and co-operation between its members. It organises working groups, task forces, seminars and conferences. Members plan and perform major European R&D projects. Through NEXUS they pool their expertise to tackle major international multi-sectoral and multi-disciplinary assignments. EARTO provides its members with information about European policies and programmes, obtains official documents, and arranges meetings with European officials.
Uganda National Council for Science and Technology
The UNCST Mandate is to: (1) develop and implement policies and strategies for integrating science and technology (S&T) into the national development policies; (2) advise the Government on policy matters for promoting S&T; and (3) coordinating and guiding national research and development in Uganda. The UNCST Vision is "to be the centre of excellence for the management and integration of science and technology into the national development process." UNCST's mission Mission is "to provide effective and innovative leadership in the development, promotion and application of science and technology and its integration in sustainable national development". UNCST's Core Values are: (1) commitment and hard work embracing team work to ensure efficient service/product delivery; (2) a high level of Integrity; and (3) excellence in the performance of duties and tasks.
Western Norway Research Institute
The Western Norway Research Institute (WNRI) contributes to development and innovation in the public and industrial sectors by delivering relevant innovative ideas and knowledge of a high standard. Our work will contribute to increased insight, adaptability in terms of reorganisation, as well as innovation, particularly within the policy formulation, management, industrial development, and formation of value. WNRI is a non-profit foundation, established as an independent research institute in 1985. The institute is part of Norway's national research system, and has a close co-operation with the Regional College of Sogn og Fjordane. Key research areas are in the fields of information technology, environmental research, and society and industry. The research staff represents various scientific areas such as social subjects, organisation subjects, technology subjects, the (liberal) arts, economics, and natural science.
West African Research and Innovation Management Association
The West African Research and Innovation Management Association (WARIMA) is the professional body for research management in the West Africa region. WARIMA's objectives are: (1) Professional development and capacity building; (2) promotion of best practice; (3) increasing awareness of research and innovation issues in academic and public fora; (4) advocacy of appropriate national and institutional policy in support of research and innovation and participation in the development and testing of policy; (5) advancement of science, technology and innovation, including addressing the asymmetries in access to, and diffusion of, knowledge between "North" and "South;" (6) advancement of a code of professional standards through a framework of values and principles which members are expected to follow; and (7) enhancement of the profile of the profession.
World Intellectual Property Organization
The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is an international organization dedicated to promoting the use and protection of works of the human spirit. These works -- intellectual property -- are expanding the bounds of science and technology and enriching the world of the arts. Through its work, WIPO plays an important role in enhancing the quality and enjoyment of life, as well as creating real wealth for nations. With headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, WIPO is one of the 16 specialized agencies of the United Nations system of organizations. It administers 23 international treaties dealing with different aspects of intellectual property protection. The Organization counts 182 nations as member states.
Zimbabwe Academy of Sciences
The Zimbabwe Academy of Sciences (ZAS) was established in 2005 and is a learned society which aims to promote national and international development by championing the acquisition and advancement of knowledge for application to sustainable development. The fellows of ZAS represent some of Zimbabwe's accomplished scientists elected from among leading scholars in the life sciences, physical sciences and social sciences. ZAS is made up of three constituent colleges representing the main groups of scientific disciplines: College of Life Sciences; College of Physical Sciences; and College of Social Sciences.