Organization: Observatoire des science et des technologies

OST tracks differing types of research collaboration

Proximity to other research organizations appears to be a motivating factor to who Canadian researchers choose to collaborate with, according to a new bibliometric study by the Observatoire des science et des technologies. Intraprovincial R&D collaboration on scientific publications is highest in Ontario and Quebec due to the presence of large university, hospital and government…

Rapid growth in SSHRC research grants

Research grants by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) experienced average annual growth of 18% between 1998 and 2004 while scholarships nearly doubled in the same period, according to an analysis of SSHRC’s award search engine by the Observatoire des science et des technologies (OST). During the seven-year period, SSHRC’s annual budget increased…

OST data show physics research may be rebounding

New research by the Observatoire des science et des technologies (OST) suggests that a decline in Canadian physics research when compared to Canada’s other scientific disciplines may be over. Drawing on its Canadian Bibliometric Database, the OST shows that in 1994, the physics’ 3.5% share of Canadian scientific articles dropped to 2.2% in 1999 before…