Study on the Scientific achievement of Bangladesh with a view to produce a compendium of abstracts of research publications

Name of the Project :
Study on the Scientific achievement of Bangladesh with a view to produce a compendium of abstracts of research publications.
Country:  Bangladesh
Project Location:  All over Bangladesh Professional staff  provided
By the company : 50
Name of Client: Ministry of Science and Information & Communication Technology, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh No. of man-months : 12
Start Date (month/year):  July 2005 Completion Date(month/year):
June 2006
Approx. value of services: 2.5  Million Taka
Name of Associate Firm, if any: Bangladesh Center for Development Research. No. of man-months of professional staff provided by associate firm(s):
    No. : 50 Man-month:  6
Senior Staff Involved and Functions Performed:
Prof. Dr. M A Wadud Mian
Prof. Mahfuzur Rahman
Dr.  M Asaduzzaman
Dr.  Md  Rezaul karim
Prof. Abul Kalam Azad
Team Leader
Economist
Biologist
Engineer
Environmental Scientist
 
Detailed Narrative Description of Project:
Bangladesh, at the threshold of knowledge based society in twenty first century, needs information befitting with the needs of the time. Research and development activities in the field of science and technology in Bangladesh, collection, compilation and dissemination of activities as data form carry great importance. Research plays a significant role for improving quality of lives of the people and also in the socioeconomic developments of a country. Quick and effective decision making by proper use of information contributes for the upliftment of society. Recognizing the necessity for reflection of annual scientific and technological achievements of the country and to make them accessible to the scientists and research workers, Bangladesh Science Foundation has been compiling the abstracts. It helps the scientists and researchers in undertaking research projects by avoiding duplication and its coordination with existing research and development facilities and activities. The scientist and scientific community of the country feel the urgent necessity of maintaining a data base in an integrated form for networking among the community in order to better coordinate the research and development work, so that not work be duplicated. In that line a work had been undertaken to develop compendium data base for scientists of Bangladesh. Collection of abstracts from different academic journals and research organizations of Bangladesh and abroad had been done. Preparation of a comprehensive document, cost-benefit review of technologies, and approaches appropriate for Bangladesh condition, list of local and foreign works were compiled. Review focusing on the development of meaningful data such as size, diversity of formats, and rate of growth. Identify promising technologies and projects related to the capture, management, and preservation.

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