IntroductionChapter One: Defining the Public Interest in the US and European Patent SystemsChapter Two: Confronting the Questions of Life-Form PatentabilityChapter Three: Commodification, Animal Dignity, and Patent-System PublicsChapter Four: Forging New Patent Politics Through the Human Embryonic Stem Cell DebatesChapter Five: Human Genes, Plants, and the Distributive Implications of PatentsConclusionAppendix 1: Major Events Related to the US and European Life-Form Patent ControversiesAppendix 2: Methodological Note
Thursday, 29 June 2017
New Book | Patent Politics: Life Forms, Markets, and the Public Interest in the United States and Europe | by Shobita Parthasarathy
Thursday, 1 June 2017
"Awareness Programme on Indian Foreign Policy", Indian Council of World Affairs announces the second edition of ICWA Essay Competition 2017
- a) What India's Foreign Policy means to Young India/ India's Foreign Policy Priorities for the Youth – (1500 words).
- b) Conflict, Religion and Foreign Policy (2500 words).
- All Essays (soft copy only) should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org latest by 30th July 2017.
- The entries should be submitted along with a certificate from School/Institute/College/
University where the participant is currently enrolled.
- The entries should include a separate cover page carrying the following personal information: 1)Name, 2)Father/Mother Name, 3) Class/Programme, 4) Name and Address of School/College/ University, 5) Residence Address, 6) Mobile & Landline Numbers and 7) Email Address.
- Junior Level: (1st prize – Rs 15000), (2nd prize- Rs 10000) & (3rd prize-Rs 5000)
- Senior level: ( 1st prize – Rs 25000), (2nd prize- Rs 15000) & (3rd prize-Rs 10000)
Wednesday, 31 May 2017
DeLCON National Workshop on Strengthening Open Access (OA) Initiatives in India | 23rd June | NBRC, Manesar, Gurgaon, India
- Build awareness among the stakeholder groups and library & academic communities about the importance of OA to scientific research
- Enable the exchange of knowledge, experiences and best practices of various organizations in the OA space
- Contribute towards the creation of a promotional group that will promote OA at National levels of Organizations
- Evaluate current trends and pitfalls towards the OA landscape in India
- Progress policy recommendations for the creation of a national mandate to promote OA
- Encourage collaborations, co-ordinations and partnerships among interested groups
- OA stakeholder groups such as participating Academician members, Scientists, Faculties, Information Scientists, Nodal officers, working Library communities will appreciate the significance of OA, and will have understood the key trends, issues and challenges pertaining to the development of OA in India;
- The innovative character and successful operation of leading OA initiatives in India will have been highlighted;
- The collective efforts and actions behind the OA movement will be understood, and will inspire the next generation of academicians and librarians to become advocates of OA
- Participating stakeholders will engage in a dialogue about possible partnerships and collaborative ventures
- A set of recommendations will be developed for the creation of (a) a national OA mandate and policy framework, and (b) a general template for institutional OA policies, repositories and archives.
- About NBRC: National Brain Research Centre is the only institute in India dedicated to neuroscience research and education. Scientists and students of NBRC come from diverse academic backgrounds, including biological, computational, mathematical, physical, engineering and medical sciences, and use multidisciplinary approaches to understand the brain. Located in the foothills of the Aravali range in Manesar, Haryana, NBRC is an autonomous institute funded by the Department of Biotechnology, Government of India, and is also a Deemed University established in the year 1999.
- About ICGEB: The International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology provides a scientific and educational environment of the highest standard and conducts innovative research in life sciences for the benefit of developing countries. It strengthens the research capability of its Members through training and funding programmes and advisory services and represents a comprehensive approach to promoting biotechnology internationally. The ICGEB extension laboratory, covering an area of over 3,720 square metres, has been created to decongest the workspace in the existing building. All of the Groups working on malaria, tuberculosis and bioinformatics have shifted to the new wing. The new Group, Synthetic Biology and Biofuel, is also placed here. ICGEB New Delhi component is located within the ICGEB Campus in South Delhi, which comprises an area of 10,000 square meters. It is situated alongside the Jawaharlal Nehru University and the Sanjay Van in a bush forest area and was established in the year 1994.
- About NII: The National Institute of Immunology (NII) is an autonomous institution supported by the Department of Biotechnology, Government of India. The Institute is committed to advanced research addressing the basic mechanisms involved in body's defence, host-pathogen interactions and related areas with a view to contribute to the creation of an internationally competitive intellectual knowledge base as a sustainable source of innovative futuristic modalities of potential use in health care. The mandate "to undertake, aid, promote, guide and coordinate research of high caliber in basic and applied immunology". Keenly conscious of it's role in helping create a scientific base for innovations relevant to development in India, the following research programs coalesced into four thrust areas: Immunity and Infection, Gene Regulation, Molecular Design, and Reproduction and Development. The Institute imparts long term research training leading to a PhD degree of the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi and was established in the year 1981.
- About NIPGR: NIPGR (formerly known as NCPGR) was established in 1998 with mandate to undertake, promote and co-ordinate research, train workers and to serve as information resource in identified aspects of plant genome to build a frontline plant genomics institution. The research programme aims to contribute to the understanding of the structure, expression and function of genes along with arrangement of genes on plant genomes and manipulation of plant genes/ genomes to breed improved varieties of food and industrial crops for high yields and of better quality products. NIPGR was established to contribute in the achievement of such hopes as a part of national effort for meeting the challenges in the midst of fast pace of international genomic research and grasping of opportunities on long-term basis.
Tuesday, 30 May 2017
Bibliometrics and Scientometrics in India: An overview of studies during 1995-2014| Includes lists of Top Journals, Authors & Institutions
Monday, 29 May 2017
CfPs: International Symposium on Open Data and Innovation: Vision and Practice| 12-15 July | NSL, Beijing, China
12-15 July 2017
Venue: National Science Library, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
Call for Submissions
We sincerely invite all participants including speakers to contribute new and original submissions addressing theoretical and practical topics related to the general theme. Authors are welcome to submit full papers, datasets, or proposals for short presentations of recent results, work in progress, and new ideas.
All submissions shall be reviewed by at least two external independent reviewers. The final decision on a submission is made by the Co-Chairs of the Symposium, who will also select abstracts for poster presentations. A formal letter of final decision will be sent by email from the Symposium Secretariat once a submission is accepted. All accepted submission will be published in the ODI 2017 Proceedings.
- Metadata descriptor for datasets without size limits or disciplines
- Metadata descriptor for knowledge organization system (KOS)
- Metadata descriptor for any other knowledge units or research materials which could be opened and shared under a license
- Specific topics of interests may include but not limited to:
- Human-computer interaction
- Social computing
- Scholarly communication
- Scholarly impact measurement
- Information retrieval and behavior
- Information organization
- Bibliometrics, informetrics, scientometrics, webometrics and knowledgometrics
- Social media and social network analysis
- Evidence-based policy analysis
- Intelligent knowledge production
- Knowledge-driven workflow management and decision-making
- Knowledge-driven collaboration and its management
- Domain knowledge infrastructure with knowledge fusion and analytic data, text and knowledge miningetc
- Other topics related to data-driven discovery
1) Length of submissions
Full Papers: length 8 to 16 pages, single-spaced, Times New Roman 11 pt. font
Short Papers: length 4 to 7 pages, single-spaced, Times New Roman 11 pt. font
Abstract: 1 to 2 pages, single-spaced, Times New Roman 11 pt. font
Poster: Size 120 cm * 80 cm
2) Language & Format: Language of this Symposium is English. All submissions must be written in proper and standard English.The format of submissions should be in line with that of given templates. Authors are highly recommended to refer to the attached samples for preparing their submissions.
3) How to Submit: To submit, please just send the submission to email@example.com with stating that "this submission is submitted to ODI 2017".
Notification of acceptance: July 1, 2017
Registration closed: July 1, 2017
Tuesday, 9 May 2017
New Book | Carbon Utilization: Applications for the Energy Industry | ed by Malti Goel & M Sudhakar, Springer
Part I CO2 Emission, Sequestration and Utilization: A Policy Dilemma for Energy SecurityCO2 Capture and Utilization for the Energy Industry: Outlook for Capability Development to Address Climate Change in India | Malti GoelAdoption and Introduction of Supercritical Technology in the Power Sector and Consequential Effects in Operation, Efficiency and Carbon Dioxide Emission in the Present Context | V.S. Verma [Sample Chapter]Low Carbon Technologies (LCT) and Carbon Capture & Sequestration (CCS)—Key to Green Power Mission for Energy Security and Environmental Sustainability | V.K. SethiPart II Terrestrial Sequestration Options for CO2Soil as Source and Sink for Atmospheric CO2 | Tapas Bhattacharyya, S.P. Wani, D.K. Pal and K.L. SahrawatSoil Carbon Stock and CO2 Flux in Different Ecosystems of North-East India | P.S. Yadava and Amrabati ThokchomBaseline Data of Stored Carbon in Spinifex littoreus from Kadmath Island, Lakshadweep | Abhijit Mitra, J. Sundaresan, K. Syed Ali, Nabonita Pal, Upasana Datta, Ankita Mitra, Prosenjit Pramanick and Sufia ZamanAssessment of Altitudinal Mediated Changes of CO2 Sequestration by Trees at Pachamalai Reserve Forest, Tamil Nadu, India | K. Suganthi, K. Rajiv Das, M. Selvaraj, S. Kurinji, Malti Goel and M. GovindarajuProspects in Mitigating Global Warming by Biomimetic Carbon Sequestration Using Recombinant Microbial Carbonic Anhydrases | T. Satyanarayana and Himadri BosePart III Low Carbon Growth Strategy from CO2 UtilizationClimate Change Mitigation via Utilization of Carbon Dioxide | K. PalaniveluCarbon Sequestration Through Solar Bioreactors: Industrial Strategies | K. Sudhakar and Ruma Arora SoniClathrate Hydrates: A Powerful Tool to Mitigate Greenhouse Gas | Pinnelli S.R. Prasad and Ch. V.V. EswariCarbon Sequestration and Utilization—India's Energy Woes | Gautam SenCoalbed Methane: Present Status and Scope of Enhanced Recovery Through CO2 Sequestration in India | Vinod Atmaram Mendhe, Alka D. Kamble, Mollika Bannerjee, Subhashree Mishra and Tanmay SutayA Low-Carbon Growth Strategy for India: Synergies from Oxy-Combustion, Carbon Capture, and ECBM | Thomas WeberPart IV Current Research and Green Technology Perspective for IndustryCarbon Dioxide Management—Aluminium Industry Perspective | Anupam Agnihotri, Suchita Rai and Nitin WarhadpandeBioenergy Combined with Carbon Capture Potential by Microalgae at Flue Gas-Based Carbon Sequestration Plant of NALCO as Accelerated Carbon Sink | Ranjan R. Pradhan, Rati R. Pradhan, Siddhanta Das, Brajesh Dubey and Animesh DuttaCurrent and Future Trends Toward Reduction of CO2 Emission from Steel Industries | Santanu Sarkar and Supriya SarkarCarbon Emissions and Their Mitigation in the Cement Sector | Shashank BishnoiAqueous NH3 in CO2 Capture from Coal-Fired Thermal Power Plant Flue Gas: N-Fertilizer Production Potential and GHG Emission Mitigation | Amitava Bandyopadhyay
Monday, 1 May 2017
Table of Content
2. Research Methodology
3. Analysis of Drug Registration Procedures and International Cooperation Initiatives
4. Cross-Country Implications for Stakeholders
5. A Game Theoritic Approach to Understanding International Cooperation
6. Policy Recommendations