IntroductionChapter One: Defining the Public Interest in the US and European Patent SystemsChapter Two: Confronting the Questions of Life-Form PatentabilityChapter Three: Commodification, Animal Dignity, and Patent-System PublicsChapter Four: Forging New Patent Politics Through the Human Embryonic Stem Cell DebatesChapter Five: Human Genes, Plants, and the Distributive Implications of PatentsConclusionAppendix 1: Major Events Related to the US and European Life-Form Patent ControversiesAppendix 2: Methodological Note
Thursday, 29 June 2017
New Book | Patent Politics: Life Forms, Markets, and the Public Interest in the United States and Europe | by Shobita Parthasarathy
Thursday, 1 June 2017
"Awareness Programme on Indian Foreign Policy", Indian Council of World Affairs announces the second edition of ICWA Essay Competition 2017
- a) What India's Foreign Policy means to Young India/ India's Foreign Policy Priorities for the Youth – (1500 words).
- b) Conflict, Religion and Foreign Policy (2500 words).
- All Essays (soft copy only) should be sent to email@example.com latest by 30th July 2017.
- The entries should be submitted along with a certificate from School/Institute/College/
University where the participant is currently enrolled.
- The entries should include a separate cover page carrying the following personal information: 1)Name, 2)Father/Mother Name, 3) Class/Programme, 4) Name and Address of School/College/ University, 5) Residence Address, 6) Mobile & Landline Numbers and 7) Email Address.
- Junior Level: (1st prize – Rs 15000), (2nd prize- Rs 10000) & (3rd prize-Rs 5000)
- Senior level: ( 1st prize – Rs 25000), (2nd prize- Rs 15000) & (3rd prize-Rs 10000)
Wednesday, 31 May 2017
DeLCON National Workshop on Strengthening Open Access (OA) Initiatives in India | 23rd June | NBRC, Manesar, Gurgaon, India
- Build awareness among the stakeholder groups and library & academic communities about the importance of OA to scientific research
- Enable the exchange of knowledge, experiences and best practices of various organizations in the OA space
- Contribute towards the creation of a promotional group that will promote OA at National levels of Organizations
- Evaluate current trends and pitfalls towards the OA landscape in India
- Progress policy recommendations for the creation of a national mandate to promote OA
- Encourage collaborations, co-ordinations and partnerships among interested groups
- OA stakeholder groups such as participating Academician members, Scientists, Faculties, Information Scientists, Nodal officers, working Library communities will appreciate the significance of OA, and will have understood the key trends, issues and challenges pertaining to the development of OA in India;
- The innovative character and successful operation of leading OA initiatives in India will have been highlighted;
- The collective efforts and actions behind the OA movement will be understood, and will inspire the next generation of academicians and librarians to become advocates of OA
- Participating stakeholders will engage in a dialogue about possible partnerships and collaborative ventures
- A set of recommendations will be developed for the creation of (a) a national OA mandate and policy framework, and (b) a general template for institutional OA policies, repositories and archives.
- About NBRC: National Brain Research Centre is the only institute in India dedicated to neuroscience research and education. Scientists and students of NBRC come from diverse academic backgrounds, including biological, computational, mathematical, physical, engineering and medical sciences, and use multidisciplinary approaches to understand the brain. Located in the foothills of the Aravali range in Manesar, Haryana, NBRC is an autonomous institute funded by the Department of Biotechnology, Government of India, and is also a Deemed University established in the year 1999.
- About ICGEB: The International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology provides a scientific and educational environment of the highest standard and conducts innovative research in life sciences for the benefit of developing countries. It strengthens the research capability of its Members through training and funding programmes and advisory services and represents a comprehensive approach to promoting biotechnology internationally. The ICGEB extension laboratory, covering an area of over 3,720 square metres, has been created to decongest the workspace in the existing building. All of the Groups working on malaria, tuberculosis and bioinformatics have shifted to the new wing. The new Group, Synthetic Biology and Biofuel, is also placed here. ICGEB New Delhi component is located within the ICGEB Campus in South Delhi, which comprises an area of 10,000 square meters. It is situated alongside the Jawaharlal Nehru University and the Sanjay Van in a bush forest area and was established in the year 1994.
- About NII: The National Institute of Immunology (NII) is an autonomous institution supported by the Department of Biotechnology, Government of India. The Institute is committed to advanced research addressing the basic mechanisms involved in body's defence, host-pathogen interactions and related areas with a view to contribute to the creation of an internationally competitive intellectual knowledge base as a sustainable source of innovative futuristic modalities of potential use in health care. The mandate "to undertake, aid, promote, guide and coordinate research of high caliber in basic and applied immunology". Keenly conscious of it's role in helping create a scientific base for innovations relevant to development in India, the following research programs coalesced into four thrust areas: Immunity and Infection, Gene Regulation, Molecular Design, and Reproduction and Development. The Institute imparts long term research training leading to a PhD degree of the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi and was established in the year 1981.
- About NIPGR: NIPGR (formerly known as NCPGR) was established in 1998 with mandate to undertake, promote and co-ordinate research, train workers and to serve as information resource in identified aspects of plant genome to build a frontline plant genomics institution. The research programme aims to contribute to the understanding of the structure, expression and function of genes along with arrangement of genes on plant genomes and manipulation of plant genes/ genomes to breed improved varieties of food and industrial crops for high yields and of better quality products. NIPGR was established to contribute in the achievement of such hopes as a part of national effort for meeting the challenges in the midst of fast pace of international genomic research and grasping of opportunities on long-term basis.
Tuesday, 30 May 2017
Bibliometrics and Scientometrics in India: An overview of studies during 1995-2014| Includes lists of Top Journals, Authors & Institutions
Monday, 29 May 2017
CfPs: International Symposium on Open Data and Innovation: Vision and Practice| 12-15 July | NSL, Beijing, China
12-15 July 2017
Venue: National Science Library, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
Call for Submissions
We sincerely invite all participants including speakers to contribute new and original submissions addressing theoretical and practical topics related to the general theme. Authors are welcome to submit full papers, datasets, or proposals for short presentations of recent results, work in progress, and new ideas.
All submissions shall be reviewed by at least two external independent reviewers. The final decision on a submission is made by the Co-Chairs of the Symposium, who will also select abstracts for poster presentations. A formal letter of final decision will be sent by email from the Symposium Secretariat once a submission is accepted. All accepted submission will be published in the ODI 2017 Proceedings.
- Metadata descriptor for datasets without size limits or disciplines
- Metadata descriptor for knowledge organization system (KOS)
- Metadata descriptor for any other knowledge units or research materials which could be opened and shared under a license
- Specific topics of interests may include but not limited to:
- Human-computer interaction
- Social computing
- Scholarly communication
- Scholarly impact measurement
- Information retrieval and behavior
- Information organization
- Bibliometrics, informetrics, scientometrics, webometrics and knowledgometrics
- Social media and social network analysis
- Evidence-based policy analysis
- Intelligent knowledge production
- Knowledge-driven workflow management and decision-making
- Knowledge-driven collaboration and its management
- Domain knowledge infrastructure with knowledge fusion and analytic data, text and knowledge miningetc
- Other topics related to data-driven discovery
1) Length of submissions
Full Papers: length 8 to 16 pages, single-spaced, Times New Roman 11 pt. font
Short Papers: length 4 to 7 pages, single-spaced, Times New Roman 11 pt. font
Abstract: 1 to 2 pages, single-spaced, Times New Roman 11 pt. font
Poster: Size 120 cm * 80 cm
2) Language & Format: Language of this Symposium is English. All submissions must be written in proper and standard English.The format of submissions should be in line with that of given templates. Authors are highly recommended to refer to the attached samples for preparing their submissions.
3) How to Submit: To submit, please just send the submission to firstname.lastname@example.org with stating that "this submission is submitted to ODI 2017".
Notification of acceptance: July 1, 2017
Registration closed: July 1, 2017
Tuesday, 9 May 2017
New Book | Carbon Utilization: Applications for the Energy Industry | ed by Malti Goel & M Sudhakar, Springer
Part I CO2 Emission, Sequestration and Utilization: A Policy Dilemma for Energy SecurityCO2 Capture and Utilization for the Energy Industry: Outlook for Capability Development to Address Climate Change in India | Malti GoelAdoption and Introduction of Supercritical Technology in the Power Sector and Consequential Effects in Operation, Efficiency and Carbon Dioxide Emission in the Present Context | V.S. Verma [Sample Chapter]Low Carbon Technologies (LCT) and Carbon Capture & Sequestration (CCS)—Key to Green Power Mission for Energy Security and Environmental Sustainability | V.K. SethiPart II Terrestrial Sequestration Options for CO2Soil as Source and Sink for Atmospheric CO2 | Tapas Bhattacharyya, S.P. Wani, D.K. Pal and K.L. SahrawatSoil Carbon Stock and CO2 Flux in Different Ecosystems of North-East India | P.S. Yadava and Amrabati ThokchomBaseline Data of Stored Carbon in Spinifex littoreus from Kadmath Island, Lakshadweep | Abhijit Mitra, J. Sundaresan, K. Syed Ali, Nabonita Pal, Upasana Datta, Ankita Mitra, Prosenjit Pramanick and Sufia ZamanAssessment of Altitudinal Mediated Changes of CO2 Sequestration by Trees at Pachamalai Reserve Forest, Tamil Nadu, India | K. Suganthi, K. Rajiv Das, M. Selvaraj, S. Kurinji, Malti Goel and M. GovindarajuProspects in Mitigating Global Warming by Biomimetic Carbon Sequestration Using Recombinant Microbial Carbonic Anhydrases | T. Satyanarayana and Himadri BosePart III Low Carbon Growth Strategy from CO2 UtilizationClimate Change Mitigation via Utilization of Carbon Dioxide | K. PalaniveluCarbon Sequestration Through Solar Bioreactors: Industrial Strategies | K. Sudhakar and Ruma Arora SoniClathrate Hydrates: A Powerful Tool to Mitigate Greenhouse Gas | Pinnelli S.R. Prasad and Ch. V.V. EswariCarbon Sequestration and Utilization—India's Energy Woes | Gautam SenCoalbed Methane: Present Status and Scope of Enhanced Recovery Through CO2 Sequestration in India | Vinod Atmaram Mendhe, Alka D. Kamble, Mollika Bannerjee, Subhashree Mishra and Tanmay SutayA Low-Carbon Growth Strategy for India: Synergies from Oxy-Combustion, Carbon Capture, and ECBM | Thomas WeberPart IV Current Research and Green Technology Perspective for IndustryCarbon Dioxide Management—Aluminium Industry Perspective | Anupam Agnihotri, Suchita Rai and Nitin WarhadpandeBioenergy Combined with Carbon Capture Potential by Microalgae at Flue Gas-Based Carbon Sequestration Plant of NALCO as Accelerated Carbon Sink | Ranjan R. Pradhan, Rati R. Pradhan, Siddhanta Das, Brajesh Dubey and Animesh DuttaCurrent and Future Trends Toward Reduction of CO2 Emission from Steel Industries | Santanu Sarkar and Supriya SarkarCarbon Emissions and Their Mitigation in the Cement Sector | Shashank BishnoiAqueous NH3 in CO2 Capture from Coal-Fired Thermal Power Plant Flue Gas: N-Fertilizer Production Potential and GHG Emission Mitigation | Amitava Bandyopadhyay
Monday, 1 May 2017
Table of Content
2. Research Methodology
3. Analysis of Drug Registration Procedures and International Cooperation Initiatives
4. Cross-Country Implications for Stakeholders
5. A Game Theoritic Approach to Understanding International Cooperation
6. Policy Recommendations
Saturday, 29 April 2017
Table of Content
2. Research Methodology
3. The Dilemmas Afflicting Clinical Research in India
4. Under Trial: The Challenges of Clinical Trials in India
Wednesday, 26 April 2017
Just Released | The United Nations World Water Development Report 2017 - Wastewater: The Untapped Resource
Table of Content
Foreword | by Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO
Foreword | by Guy Ryder, Chair of UN-Water and Director-General of International Labour Organization
Preface | by Stefan Uhlenbrook, WWAP Coordinator and Richard Connor, Editor-in-Chief
Prologue | State Of Water Resources: Availability and Quality
Part I Baseline and Context
Chapter 1 | Introduction | 1.1 Wastewater flows | 1.2 Wastewater as a resource: Seizing the opportunities
Chapter 2 | Wastewater and The Sustainable Development Agenda | 2.1 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development | 2.2 Potential synergies and conflicts
Chapter 3 | Governance | 3.1 Actors and roles | 3.2 Policy, law and regulation | 3.3 Financing | 3.4 Socio-cultural aspects
Chapter 4 | Technical Aspects Of Wastewater | 4.1 Wastewater sources and components | 4.2 Impacts of releasing untreated or inadequately treated wastewater | 4.3 Wastewater collection and treatment | 4.4 Data and information needs
Part II Thematic Focus
Chapter 5 | Municipal and Urban Wastewater | 5.1 Urbanization and its impact on wastewater production | 5.2 Urban forms | 5.3 Sources of wastewater in municipal and urban systems | 5.4 Composition of municipal and urban wastewater | 5.5 Urban form and the potential for municipal and urban wastewater use | 5.6 Managing urban runoff
Chapter 6 | Industry | 6.1 Extent of industrial wastewater generation | 6.2 Nature of industrial wastewater | 6.3 Addressing the resource challenge | 6.4 Wastewater and sustainable industrial development
Chapter 7 | Agriculture | 7.1 Agriculture as a source of water pollution | 7.2 Agriculture as a user of wastewater
Chapter 8 | Ecosystems | 8.1 The role and limits of ecosystems in wastewater management | 8.2 Planned use of wastewater for ecosystem services | 8.3 Operational and policy aspects
Part III Regional Aspects
Chapter 9 | Africa | 9.1 Water and wastewater in Sub-Saharan Africa | 9.2 Critical challenges | 9.3 The way forward
Chapter 10 | The Arab Region | 10.1 Context | 10.2 Challenges | 10.3 Responses
Chapter 11 | Asia and The Pacific | 11.1 Context and challenges | 11.2 Building resilient infrastructure | 11.3 A systems approach to wastewater by-product recovery | 11.4 Regulatory and capacity needs
Chapter 12 | Europe and North America | 12.1 Context | 12.2 Challenges | 12.3 Responses |
Chapter 13 | Latin America and The Caribbean | 13.1 The urban wastewater challenge | 13.2 Recent expansion of urban wastewater treatment | 13.3 Ongoing concerns and expanding opportunities | 13.4 Benefits of urban wastewater treatment | 13.5 Other sources of wastewater | 13.6 Lessons learned
Part IV Response Options
Chapter 14 | Preventing and Reducing Wastewater Generation and Pollution Loads At The Source | 14.1 Mechanisms for controlling and monitoring pollution | 14.2 Technical responses | 14.3 Financial approaches and behavioural change
Chapter 15 | Enhancing Wastewater Collection and Treatment | 15.1 Sewers and waterborne sanitation | 15.2 Low-cost sewerage | 15.3 Combined sewerage | 15.4 Decentralized treatment (DEWATS) | 15.5 Decentralized stormwater management | 15.6 Evolution of treatment technologies | 15.7 Sewer mining and component separation
Chapter 16 | Water Reuse and Resource Recovery | 16.1 Beneficial reuse of water | 16.2 Resource recovery from wastewater and biosolids | 16.3 Business models and economic approaches | 16.4 Minimizing risks to human health and the environment | 16.5 Regulations for water reuse | 16.6 Social acceptance of wastewater use
Chapter 17 | Knowledge, Innovation, Research and Capacity Development | 17.1 Trends in research and innovation | 17.2 Knowledge, research, technology and capacity-building gaps | 17.3 Future trends in wastewater management | 17.4 Capacity building, public awareness and collaboration among stakeholders |
Chapter 18 | Creating An Enabling Environment | 18.1 Technical options | 18.2 Legal and institutional frameworks | 18.3 Financing opportunities | 18.4 Enhancing knowledge and building capacity | 18.5 Mitigating human and environmental health risks | 18.6 Fostering social acceptance | 18.7 Coda
Friday, 21 April 2017
INDIGO Policy Brief: Science, Technology and Innovation, Comparative Analysis between EU-India and Other Countries: Indian Perspective | by V. V. Krishna & Rajiv Mishra, CSSP, JNU
INDIGO Policy, Centre for Social Innovation (ZSI), Austria, 2017.
Table of Contents
Introduction1 Setting the context and background of the comparative analysis2 Some comparisons between the EU multilateral and the non-EU bilateral cooperation from an Indian perspective3 Gaps in comparative perspective of the EU multilateral and the non-EU bilateral Science and Technology cooperation4 Comparative perspective on cooperation of Indian funding organisations with other countries5 Gaps in comparative perspective of the EU funding and the non-EU countries funding mechanisms6 Good practices of cooperation as seen from the Indian perspective | 6.1 India-United States S&T collaboration | 6.2 India-France S&T collaboration | 6.3 Indo-German S&T collaboration7 Interviews with Indian funding organisations cooperating with Europe: Correlation with gaps analysis8 Future of India-European Union Science and Technology cooperation: Key recommendations of comparative analysis
INDIGO Policy Brief: India Science and Technology Cooperation with EU and Other Select Countries | by V. V. Krishna & Rajiv Mishra, CSSP, JNU
INDIGO Policy, Centre for Social Innovation (ZSI), Austria, 2017.
Table of Contents
Introduction1 EU-India Science, Technology and Innovation cooperation2 India-US Science, Technology and Innovation cooperation3 India-Japan Science, Technology and Innovation cooperation4 India-Canada Science, Technology and Innovation cooperation5 India-China Science, Technology and Innovation cooperation
INDIGO Policy Brief: Science, Technology and Innovation Policy in India - Some Recent Changes | by V. V. Krishna, CSSP, JNU
ForewordIntroduction1 Some general features | 1.1 Structure of gross expenditure on Research and Development (GERD) | 1.2 Structure of S & T research system governance | 1.3 Main research performers | 1.4 Intermediary organisations |1.5 Cluster organisations | 1.6 Knowledge production2 Methodology3 Evolution of India's Science, Technology and Innovation policy | 3.1 Science, Technology and Innovation policy 20134 New government and current changes of STI 2015 | 4.1 National flagship programmes | 4.2 New Research and Innovation policies, schemes and instruments 2014–20155 Possible impacts on STI cooperation with Europe
IIED Working Paper "India's Peri-Urban Frontier: Rural-Urban Transformations and Food Security" | by F Marshall & P Randhawa
Tuesday, 18 April 2017
- Research Proposal: A proposal of maximum 5 pages on empirical research on STI policy issues, preferably, the issues pertaining to thematic areas of the candidates' desired DST-CPR and/or other Policy Research Group in academic/research institutions (proposal must be formulated though consultation with DST-CPR or active policy research group). The proposal must include: a) a STI related research title, b) a research objective, c) STI related Policy research background/ questions, d) research methodologies, and e) a research plan, including the evidence based outcome.
- Curriculum Vitae
- Two recommendation letters.
- DST- Centre for Policy Research at IISc-Bangalore | Prof. T. A. Abinandanan, Materials Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore-560 012 | Email:email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
n. | Thematic Areas of Policy Research: 1. Scientometric Analysis of Indian Institutions. 2. Research on Funding Patterns and Policies. 3. Methods of Assessing Multi-Dimensional Impact
- DST- Centre for Policy Research" at IIT-Delhi | Prof. Ambuj Sagar, Coordinator, DST- Centre for Policy Research at IIT-Delhi, Indian Institute of Technology Hauz Khas, New Delhi-110 016, Email: email@example.com. | Thematic Areas of Policy Research: 1. India's Innovation Mapping. 2. Technology Transfer. 3. Sectorial research study. 4. Benchmarking study reports
- DST- Centre for Policy Research in S&T Entrepreneurship "Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDII)" Gandhinagar | Prof. S. B. Sareen, Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDII), P.O. Bhat 382 428, Gandhinagar, Gujarat Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. | Thematic Areas of Policy Research: 1. Understating ecosystem to promote and strengthen S&T Entrepreneurship. 2. Scan International Strategy to promote S&T based Entrepreneurship and integrating inclusive growth element. 3. Prospects and Constraints in Technology Commercialization by R&D Institutions in India: The Strategy Imperatives. 4. Maintaining data base of high technology entrepreneurs and preparing and publishing case studies of such entrepreneurs.
- DST- Centre for Policy Research" at Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar (Central) University, Lucknow | Dr. Venkatesh Dutta, Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University (A Central University), Rae Bareily Road, Vidya Vihar, Lucknow – 226 025 (UP), Tel. (+091 522) 2440826/27, 2441515, 2551615, Fax:091-522-2440821, E-mail: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, Mob:+91-9918466778. | Thematic Areas of Policy Research: 1. Study of policies and mechanisms for delivery of STI outputs to diverse stakeholders including innovation for social inclusion with special reference to: Sustainable agriculture; Health; Energy; Water resource management and Climate governance. 2. Map STI effectiveness in bringing social inclusion.
- DST- Centre for Policy Research" at Panjab University, Chandigarh | Prof. R Tewari, Coordinator, DST- Centre for Policy Research Panjab University, Sector 14, Chandigarh, UT- 160014, Email: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org. | Thematic Areas of Policy Research: 1. Study of policies and mechanisms that could promote to enhance and expand private sector participation in STI activities including industry - academia - R&D collaboration. 2. Motivation and promotion of IP generation as a tool for enhanced Academia industry collaborations.
Saturday, 1 April 2017
New Report | Better Business, Better World: The Report of the Business & Sustainable Development Commission
The Commissioners | The ChallengeExecutive Summary | The Business Case for the Global Goals | Leading for Sustainable development | Making the Choice1. Introduction: The Global Goals and Why They Matter for Business1.1 The Global Goals for Sustainable Development | 1.2 The Global Goals need business: business needs the Global Goals2. Major Market Opportunities Opened up by Delivering the Global Goals2.1 The 60 fastest-growing sustainable market opportunities | 2.2 Opportunities by economic system | 2.3 Progress on all the Global Goals is needed to deliver all the benefits | 2.4 Pricing of externalities would increase the value of market opportunities | 2.5 Geographic distribution of opportunities | 2.6 The impact on jobs3. Leading for Better Business and a Better World3.1 Sustainability is already good business | 3.2 Innovative businesses are already capturing Global Goals opportunities | 3.3 Transforming the way business operates for better business and a better world | 3.4 Gaining commitment from CEOs and boards | 3.5 Incorporating the Global Goals into business strategy | 3.6 Accelerating sectoral shifts to sustainable competition by working with peers | 3.7 Shaping public policy4. Sustainable Finance4.1 Simplifying reporting of environment, social and governance (ESG) performance | 4.2 Unlocking infrastructure investment | 4.3 Aligning regulation with investment5. Renewing the Social Contract5.1 An uncertain outlook for employment | 5.2 Providing decent work and more jobs | 5.3 Providing training and skills | 5.4 Forging a new social contract | 5.5 Actions for business | 5.6 Actions for governments | 5.7 Actions for civil society |6. Conclusion6.1 Actions for sustainable business leaders | 6.2 Actions for the Commission
New Report | Delivering the Sustainable Development Goals: Seizing the Opportunity in Global Manufacturing | by PwC, GMIS and UNIDO, 2017
Executive SummaryForeword - Introducing the SDGs - Driving Sustainable Change1. The SDGs - the Role of Governments | Governments around the world are getting serious about the SDGs | CEOs recognise the significance of a government agenda | Forging partnerships for the SDGs – a government perspective | So how is the United Arab Emirates government approaching the SDGs? | Where business can partner with governments on the SDGs2. The SDGs – the Role of Business | No more business-as-usual – why the SDGs matter for business | The 17 SDGs, and the 169 targets that underpin them, are a blueprint | Outlining the opportunities - the SDGs as competitive advantage | Citizens worldwide believe that business is about profit…and more besides | Making the SDGs relevant for leaders and for other corporate functions.3. The SDGs – Opportunities for Global Manufacturing Businesses | The manufacturing industry worldwide | Manufacturing and the SDGs | Which SDGs matter most for manufacturers? | Connecting the SDGs | So what are the biggest SDG-related opportunities for manufacturers?4. Conclusions | Aligning with the SDGs is a major opportunity for both manufacturers and governmentsAnnex A – achieving key targets for SDGs 7, 8, 9, 12, and 13