Workshop on Design and Evaluation of Innovation Policies

(with a specific focus on Scientometrics)

organized by

The DST-Centre for Policy Research, Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru

in association with

The United Nations University – Maastricht Economic and Social Research and Training Centre on Innovation and Technology (UNU-MERIT), Maastricht, The Netherlands

25-29 March 2019

About the Programme

The DST- Centre for Policy Research (DST-CPR) at Indian Institute of Science, in association with the United Nations University -Maastricht Economic and Social Research and Training Centre on Innovation and Technology (UNU-MERIT) is conducting a 5-day capacity-building program on Design and Evaluation of Innovation Policies (DEIP) (with a specific focus Scientometrics). DEIP provided by UNU-MERIT is proven to be popular since its inception in 2004, for policy makers in science, technology and innovation (STI) policy, particularly in developing countries.  In this edition – DEIP 2019 Bangalore – DST-CPR is joining hands to bring-in complementary expertise, with a specific focus on STI data with relevance to the local policy needs.

Topics and Format

The workshop aims to cover the topics in the form of lectures, panel discussions, hands-on trainings and group presentations. The topics include,

Measurement: Standards and Manuals (Frascati and Oslo) – data-collection methodologies – applying the manual standards in OECD vs Non-OECD countries – R&D statistics and innovation surveys questionnaires – bibliometric databases – Web of Science, Scopus, Google Scholar, local repositories – tools and techniques- data mining and curation- existing techniques and alternate models – issues related to data standardization -ensuring accuracy, accessibility, availability and international comparability.

Indicators: S&T indicators – innovation indicators – S&T vs innovation indicators composite/cross-cutting indicators – scoreboards and indexes – bibliometric indicators (macro, meso and micro levels) – “the bibliometric toolbox” – quantitative and qualitative evaluation – opportunities and limitations – research evaluation – what can and cannot be captured (measured and evaluated) through the available indicators? – challenges and need for new form of Indicators.

Policy Relevance:  Applications (uses and abuses) of indicators in various stages of policy process (evidence for policy framework) – uses and abuses of bibliometric indicators – applications of bibliometric analysis – HEI/ University ranking frameworks – sectorial research performance evaluation – funding policies – in S&T and Innovation policies. – S&T policy vs innovation policy – policy indicators – Innovation (eco)system approach – forecasting and impact assessment.

About the Speakers

The sessions will be conducted by distinguished professors and experts from organizations including, the United Nations University- Maastricht Economic and social Research and training center on Innovation and Technology (UNU-MERIT), Maastricht, The Netherlands, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Paris, France and the DST-Centres for Policy Research (DST-CPRs).

Target Participants

The Programme targets entry/mid-level scientists and officials in relevant government agencies who use STI data for various policy, program and scheme planning and implementation. Also, we encourage policy researchers/scholars who use/work on STI Indicators/ Scientometric Analysis to apply.

Practical Details

How to Apply

Online application link:

Important Dates

The last date for application: 24th Feb 2019

Programme dates: 25-29 March 2019


The selected participants will be asked to register for the workshop through a Demand Draft of Rs 1000 in favor of The Registrar, IISc.

Financial Support

The travel and accommodation of selected participants might be partially/fully supported based on the availability of funds.

Programme Coordination

Professor Antony Arundel

UNU-MERIT, Maastricht, The Netherlands

Dr. B. Chagun Basha

DST-CPR, IISc, Bangalore, India