Pakistan-China Third Science Workshop on “S&T Data Management and S&T Reports Publishing” held online on 27 August 2020

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Release Date:27/08/2020

Data management is prerequisite for effective and efficient utilization of S & T data for S & T policy making of a country.. Moreover Technical reports are important S & T resource and can be utilized to avoid duplication of research thereby improving efficiency and effectiveness of S & T research investment. In this context PASTIC/PSF in collaboration with Beijing Technology and Business University (BTBU), China organized a workshop titled “S&T Data Management and S&T Reports Publishing” on 27 August, 2020 at 10:00-14:00 hrs (Pakistan Time) over zoom platform. It was supported by Pakistan Ministry of Science & Technology (MoST), Embassy of the People’s Republic of China, Islamabad, Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan Beijing, and was co-organized by China Centre for International Science and Technology Exchange (CISTE) and Beijing Association for Science & Technology (BAST). The main objective of this workshop was to build capacity of PASTIC and other similar officials working in the area of information and data management.

More than 40 scientific and technical personnel from PASTIC (Pakistan Scientific and Technological Information Centre), PMNH (Pakistan Museum of Natural History), PSF (Pakistan Science Foundation) and PCST (Pakistan Council for Science and Technology) dealing with the management of S & T data and reporting participated in this online training workshop.

The Opening Ceremony was presided over by Di Yuna, Dean of the Department of International Business Management of the School of International Economics and Management. Zheng Wenhong (Vice President, BTBU), Prof. Muhammad Akram Shaikh,(Director General, PASTIC), Tien Wen (Vice President, BAST), Dr. Mirza Habib Ali (Director, Research Support/PSF) and Jia Wei (First Secretary, Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan) delivered remarks successively.

Dr. Muhammad Akram Shaikh, Director General PASTIC said that through this workshop, technical competencies of PASTIC Officers in S & T data management and report publishing will be enhanced through their Chinese counterpart.

BTBU invited Dr. Zheng Yanning, Director of S&T Report and Competitive Intelligence Research Center and Yang Daiqing, Deputy Director of Information Resource Center, two well-known domestic experts from Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China(ISTIC), to conduct training on S&T Data Management and S&T Reports Publishing. ISTIC and PASTIC are high-level S&T information and S&T intelligence management institutions in China and Pakistan respectively, which play an important role in the development of S&T in the two countries. It is believed that through this training session, the two parties can further strengthen the extensive cooperation in the fields of S&T information, S&T achievements and S&T platforms, and jointly promote the continuous development of China-Pakistan S&T information management.

Yang Daiqing (ISTIC) said that NSTL (National Science and Technological Library) is the largest S & T literature information collection and service organization with a huge collection of journals, proceedins, technology reports, technology series, works collection and reference books. He discussed S & Data Collection Management and S & Data analysis methods for talent assessment, research gap analysis etc. Dr. Zheng Yanning in his lecture described the 4 aspects of National technical report system of China including policies, regulations, standards, organization and management and resource sharing.

The Q&A session was moderated by PASTIC. The participants from Pakistan expressed thanks to the Chinese expert for their comprehensive and knowledgeable lectures and active discussion about the content of the lectures. Pakistan-China Science Workshop were held in three sessions on July 23rd (COVID-19), August 20th (Locust control), and August 27th (S & T data management), training more than 200 Pakistani S&T personnel. It has enhanced the influence of BTBU’s international cooperation platform, promoted Pakistan-China cultural exchanges and S&T cooperation, and driven the innovative and high-quality development of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor. This workshop was third in series among China-Pakistan research cooperation program initiated by BTBU and PASTIC/PSF to promote China-Pakistan science and technology exchanges.

Prof. Dr. Muhammad Akram Shaikh (Director General PASTIC) along with PASTIC team attending the online workshop during the third Pak China Science Workshop

Prof. Dr. Muhammad Akram Shaikh (Director General PASTIC) along with PASTIC team attending the online workshop during the third Pak China Science Workshop

Zheng Yanning

Zheng Yanning (Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China/ISTIC) delivering his lecture on an introduction to technical report system of China during the third Pak China Science Workshop

Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (ISTIC)

Yang Daiqing (Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (ISTIC) delivering his lecture on Scientific and Technological Information Management and Analysis during the third Pak China Science Workshop

Tien Wen Vice President, BAST , officers

Tien Wen Vice President, BAST along with his officers during the third Pak China Science Workshop on S & T information Management and Report publishing.

PSF

Dr Mirza Habib Ali , Director Research Support PSF and Prof. Dr Muhammad Akram Shaikh DG PASTIC participating during the third Pak China Science Workshop.