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The current programme of the UIS includes:=20
=E2=80=A2 Collection and publication of data on research and development=
(R&D) from all countries in the world in co-ordination with the OECD, =
Eurostat and RICYT;
=E2=80=A2 A pilot collection of innovation data f= rom about 15 developing countries;
=E2=80=A2 Development of guideline= s on how to conduct R&D surveys in developing countries;
=E2=80= =A2 Promotion of a model survey of doctorate holders in a joint project wit= h OECD and Eurostat;
=E2=80=A2 Publications on international mobility= among researchers and the results of the 2010 R&D data collection.
Ongoing methodological work=20
=E2=80=A2 Preparation of guidelines on how to conduct R&D surveys in= developing countries, including the development of a model questionnaire, = and the revision of concepts used for S&T Education and Training (STET)= and S&T Services (STS).=20
Priority objectives beyond 2011:=20
=E2=80=A2 Continuation of the biennial UIS R&D survey;
=E2=80= =A2 Establishment of a global collection of innovation data conducted on a = biennial basis;
=E2=80=A2 Continuation of capacity building activitie= s;
=E2=80=A2 Methodological guidance for developing countries on the = collection of R&D and innovation data;
=E2=80=A2 Analysis of STI = indicators.
New work to be undertaken in 2011:=20
=E2=80=A2 Pilot collection of innovation data;
=E2=80=A2 Publicati= ons on international mobility of researchers and the results of the 2010 R&= amp;D data collection;
=E2=80=A2 Processing and disseminating R&D= metadata;
=E2=80=A2 Developing a model innovation survey in cooperat= ion with RICYT.
Meetings to be organized in 2011:=20
=E2=80=A2 Capacity building workshops in Africa, Asia and the Caribbean;=
=E2=80=A2 Expert Meeting on innovation surveys in Montreal.