Many different indicators have been identified and used to evaluate and monitor the state and rank of Iran in science, technology and innovation. There are also several indicators suggested by international organizations worldwide. The large volume and distribution of these indicators in national and international documents has made it difficult for researchers and policy makers to easily access, select and use these indicators. To address this gap, IranDoc has created this website as a central point so that the users can easily find their needed indicators in a one-stop search.
This website provides researchers and policy makers with information on the international and national institutions who are active in developing ranking systems in the areas of science, technology and innovation. It also introduces a classified range of indicators in various subjects produced by these institutions as well as key relevant information resources in these areas.
Furthermore, in this website the users are provided with further resources from which they can learn more on this topic. This includes Farsi resources from which the indicators have be extracted, i.e. books, articles, theses, dissertations, governmental reports, governmental documents, and research projects.
To find information, users may benefit from both basic and advanced search options. They can search both in Farsi and English, using synonym and representative terms, in a bank of indicators available in this website. Users also are provided with links to key national and international resources containing information on ranking indicators.
By suggesting new indicators or useful resources, users can contribute to further development if this database. This website is an invaluable gateway for researchers and policy makers seeking information on the national and international ranking indicators and useful information in this regard as it enhances visibility and accessibility to the ranking indicators, ranking organizations and ranking resources. It also makes it possible for the users with similar interest to easily interact with each other.
Information Resources Website on Science, Technology, and Innovation Indicators