Designing and developing a website for information recourses related to indicators for monitoring and evaluation of science, technology and innovation) STI)

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So far, many indicators for evaluation of science, technology and innovation have been presented in various documents in Iran. Also, many indicators have been mentioned in the reports of international organizations. Selection and use of the indicators is difficult for policy makers and researchers because of the abundance and distribution of them in various domestic and international documents and reports. Therefore, access to these indicators through a single website with the ability to organize and online search can facilitate the users’ activities. Therfore, a website has been designed and developed for information resourses related to indicators for monitoring and evaluation of science, technology and innovation. The research method is mixed with the study of documents and system design. In the first step of this research, the data related to indicators, information resources and organization were gathered using the study of national and international documents. Then, in the second step, a website was designed and developed. This website provides an image of national and international organizations working in this field, and categorizes the evaluation indicators for researchers and policy makers. It introduces the key information resources related to indicators such as book, article, thesis, government report, national document, research project. The database of the website has simple and advanced search capabilities in both Persian and English among the indicators, uses the equivalent terms and provides links to global and national resources. Users can help to update and mature the database with offering new indicators and information resources. This website is valuable for policy makers and researchers because it makes the indicators, organizations, and information resources related to monitoring and evaluation of science, technology and innovation more visible and accessible.

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