VIDWAN is a leading database of profiles of scientists, researchers and other faculty members working at leading academic institutions and other R & D organisations involved in teaching and research in India. The platform provides vital information about expert's background, contact address, experience, scholarly publications, skills and accomplishments, etc. The database is developed and maintained by Information and Library Network Centre (INFLIBNET), an autonomous inter-university centre of University Grants Commission (UGC, Govt. of India), along with the financial support from the National Mission on Education through ICT (NME-ICT). The initiative would aid in the identification of peer reviewers for research proposals and potential research collaborators and provide valuable information about the experts to funding agencies and policy makers. Moreover, the database would be instrumental in the selection of panels of experts for various committees and taskforce that are established by the Ministries / Govt. establishments for monitoring and evaluation purposes.
National Science and Technology Management Information System Division (NSTMIS) formerly known as Science and Technology Statistics (STS), a division of Department of Science and Technology (DST), Govt. of India, has compiled a thorough list of mathematical experts and researchers working in the department of mathematical sciences of universities in India. The database would help in accessing more information about the current status of projects undertaken by the researchers in the field of mathematical sciences and additionally, enhance the communication with the experts. The research information will aid in identifying the neglected areas of research apart from acknowledging the quality papers and books published by the experts in their respective fields.
National Science and Technology Management Information System Division (NSTMIS) formerly known as Science and Technology Statistics (STS), a division of Department of Science and Technology (DST), Govt. of India, has assembled a detailed list of experts in the fields of life sciences including biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, biomedical technologies, life systems technologies, nutraceuticals, cosmeceuticals, food processing, environmental, biomedical etc. Some of the research organizations are performing exceptionally well in these areas while a few of them are lagging behind, which might be due to lack of resources, lack of collaboration between researchers and/ or lack of information about places, persons, area of the specialization and field of research etc. of the other researchers. The compiled database will help to overcome this gap and act as a much-needed bridge to foster the research in life sciences in our country.
Indian Scientists in Major Scientific Agencies India has a vast and diverse pool of scientific and technical manpower, which is among the greatest assets of our country. National Science and Technology Management Information System Division (NSTMIS) formerly known as Science and Technology Statistics (STS), a division of Department of Science and Technology (DST), Govt. of India, has put together the personal information about the scientists who are working in government organizations. The data includes name, age, gender, contact information, address, qualification, the area of specialization, contributions, awards etc. During the course of their service, these scientists have amassed extensive experience in diverse fields which can also be potentially utilized even after their retirement. Such quality and quantity of personal information at one place is invaluable for nurturing the ecosystem of research collaboration in our country and would eventually boost the economic development of the country.