National Research Survey results release today
The Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF), a member of the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, will today release the second Biannual National Research Survey (BNRS) results, a spokesperson said yesterday.
The second BNRS will show data collected from research projects carried out between 1970 and 2007. QNRF began data collection on January 1, 2008, and ended on December 31, 2009.
According to QNRF officials, records for the BNRS database have witnessed a dramatic increase from the first one, reaching up to 8,000 records, owing to the utilisation of systematic and rigorous techniques and relying on numerous sources to capture maximum data, including research offices at Qatar University and universities inside Education City.
“The BNRS team had also established links with government departments to obtain their records on books, theses and articles written by their staff. QNRF had also set up a submissions page on its website, in addition to a BNRS ‘alert’ on the international ‘Web of Science’ network,” the official said.
QNRF executive director Dr Abdul Sattar al-Taie said: “What makes the new search solution so special is the fact that it has been developed in-house by QNRF’s IT team and allows easy access to all BNRS records.”
“As a result of our improved search solution, QNRF will no longer wait for two years to update its BNRS records as it can be added periodically which will, in turn, enable researchers and the public to access scientific research, theses and books on Qatar soon after they are published,” he added.
Dr al-Taie also called upon the Qatari public in general and researchers in particular to use the rich database and to send details of their publications via the BNRS electronic link for addition to the database.