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Research and Technology Partnerships

Quantifying Strategic Relationships The Center for International Science and Technology Policy (CISTP) has been awarded significant funding by the US National Science Foundation (NSF) for a 3-year research project relating to innovation networks. The research proposal was chosen for funding through a competitive, peer-reviewed process by NSF's program 'Science on Science and Innovation Policy'. Professor Nicholas Vonortas is the lead investigator. Two full-time graduate research assistants will work for the duration of the project. The CISTP team will collaborate with Professor Al Link from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. The research project will define, create, and broadly interpret a large international database of inter-organizational collaborative agreements. The database focuses on research and technology partnerships (RTPs) which constitute a major subset of all innovation-based strategic alliances, that is, alliances focusing primarily on the generation, exchange, adaptation, and exploitation of technical knowledge. Such alliances form the heart of innovation networks which have become a primary focus of industry, universities, and governments in the context of globalization and increasing international competition. The research project builds on a long research stream of the CISTP in this field.

The Iraqi Virtual Science Library

The Iraqi Virtual Science Library, a program of the U.S. Civilian Research and Development Foundation, has forged a new partnership with the Center for International Science & Technology Policy (CISTP) of the George Washington University. Initially launched in January 2006 through sponsorship by the U.S. Departments of State and Defense, and managed by the U.S. National Academies of Science, the IVSL was developed to provide Iraqi scientists with access to research information from the world's leading scientific, engineering and technical publishing houses and societies. The program has been in the trust of the U.S. Civilian Research & Development Foundation (CRDF) since July 2006 and has since developed into a collection comparable to that of any university in the United States or Europe. CRDF has partnered with the CISTP to leverage our in-house capacity to manage and enhance the services available through the IVSL in the coming months.

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