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PORTAL KRSTE.MY


Who is KRSTE.My For?

We live in the Information Age. Information is power. It affects everything. Information can shape and destroy individuals and society and nations. It saves time, cost and helps mobilize valuable resources where and when they are needed. Such information can also drastically reduce wastage and redundancy.

Hence, the KRSTE.my Portal will ultimately become the most sought after resource and information base for individuals and organisations ranging from Decision Makers and Policy Formators, to Research Officers, Educationists and Students as well as those in the Public and Private Sectors, Ministries and Industries.

What is KRSTE.My?

Since April 2004, The Malaysian Science & Technology Information Center (MASTIC) of MOSTI has dedicated significant efforts to develop the richest possible Knowledge Resource for Excellence in Science and Technology. That has today, taken shape via The KRSTE.my Portal. The KRSTE.my Portal will serve as a Single Point of Access to the wealth of knowledge artifacts from various internal and external systems and sources. It will become the biggest reservoir of information on anything and everything to do with Research, Development & Commercialisation in the area of Science, technology and Innovation.

It's definitely the most comprehensive reference point for those seeking the most elusive of data and information, whether one's looking for general data about all the organisations and institutions involved in R&D, or specific, seemingly classified information about funds available for R&D, to even valuable breakthrough advice about accessible R&D Facilities (i.e. labs, specialised equipment etc.) as well as information on relevant personnel, researchers and experts, including their CVs. Such data have never been as easily accessible ever before and never from one site, as easily as now, ONLY with the the KRSTE.my System

Why is KRSTE.My?

The KRSTE.my Portal is aimed at overcoming the shortfalls relating to accessibility and sharing of information among agencies and organisations that has resulted in the creation of countless "islands" of information. Sadly, invaluable research-related information are residing in individual organisations who are not optimizing or sharing it and it is accessible ONLY to those within that organisation. The majority at large are seeking such information and are unaware of the existence of such information and spend "valuable months and years re-creating that which has already existed".

STI ORGANISATION


What is the content of STI Organisation?

Each record of the S&T Organisation contains details such as name, address, contact information, type, field of expertise and organisational role.

MALAYSIAN HUMAN RESOURCES IN STI (MyHRSTI)


What is the content of MyHRSTI?

MyHRSTI contains information on STI human resources such as researchers and experts who are in government departments/agencies, public and private research institutes, higher learning institutions, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and private companies conducting R&D activities and other STI services in Malaysia. Each profile has detailed information such as name, organisation, current position, contact information, status and areas of expertise (FOR), educational background, awards, publications and research project information.

Additionally, MyHRSTI also collects information of KRSTE.my registered users such as coordinators, students, lab / asset managers and the public who wish to obtain further information or online services, for example, booking of scientific equipment and managing STI data in KRSTE.my. However, unlike STI human resource profile, only basic information such as name, organisation, position, contact information and educational background are captured in the system.

What is the definition of STI human resource?

Based on the Canberra Manual, the definition of STI human resource is:

  1. A person who successfully completed education at the third level in the field of S&T; or
  2. A person who not formally qualified as above, but employed in a S&T occupation where the above qualifications are normally required.
Will my profile be shared with other users?

Yes, but only if you mark (/) at the declaration clause in myHRSTI form. Each user's information will be shared in the form of e-business card.

Why are MyKad numbers encoded in myHRSTI?

MyKad numbers are required because they are used as an unique ID to prevent overlapping of records. Only MASTIC system administrators have the authority to access the registered users’ MyKad data. This data is always protected by strict security settings by MASTIC IT team.

How is a person recognised as an expert in a field?

Recognition of one's 'expert' status is subject to the jurisdiction of his/her respective institution. In MyHRSTI form, users are still allowed to mark (/) at the ‘expert status’ field. However, this status will then be reviewed and verified by the designated agency coordinator before being displayed for public view.

What is a Field of Research and a Socio-economic Objectives (SEO)? Where can I find the full list of FOR and SEO?

Field of Research (FOR) represents R&D activities classified according to their scientific and academic disciplines. These disciplines tend to be universally applicable, with national variations arising from the grouping of different research fields.

Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) allows R&D activities to be categorised according to their purpose or presumed sectoral benefits as perceived by the researchers. It consists of discrete economical, social, environmental, technological or scientific domain for identifying the principal purpose of the R&D. This system shows greater national variation according to a nation’s profile and development priorities.

The full list of FOR and SEO are available at MASTIC portal. Please click the link below to access the list:

What kind of publications can I register under my profile?

You can register the following types of publications:

  1. Books
  2. Journal Articles
  3. Book Articles / Chapters
  4. Magazine Articles / Newsletters
  5. Proceedings
  6. Research Data
Who can I contact if I have any technical issues when registering or need more information related to MyHRSTI?



NATIONAL SCIENTIFIC FACILITIES EQUIPMENT (NSFE)


Who are the users of the KRSTE.MY?
  1. Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SME)
  2. Research Institute
  3. Higher Learning Institute
  4. Researcher / Scientist
What are the benefits of using National Scientific Facilities & Equipment?
  1. Execute R&D activities without the need to buy high end and expensive scientific equipment
  2. Nurture strategic collaboration and gain technical expert in science and technology
  3. Optimize the usage of scientific equipment
How do I book service and equipment?
  1. Log in or register as KRSTE.my user
  2. Browse through the directory and book your preferred service or equipment
  3. Notification email success of booking received by the user
  4. Approval to access the service will based on approval from service provider (facility manager)
  5. The payment term and condition based on service provider
Does the number of facilities and equipment will rose in future?

The number of facilities and equipment will rose in future. Government targeted 250 facilities and 1,200 scientific equipment listed in this directory. Data provider will continue to update information in this directory.

Who are the facilities and equipment owner in this directory?
  1. Government and Department Agency
  2. Higher Learning Institute
  3. Research Institute
  4. Government Linked Company
What happen when the user accidentally damaging the equipment?

Damage caused by user will based on term and condition agree by both parties.

Who can I contact if I have any technical issues when registering or need more information related to NSFE?



R&D PROJECT BANK


What is R&D project bank?

Project bank R&D is a platform that contains information on R,D&C STI projects under 8th Malaysian Plan onwards. This platform was aimed to find out the R,D&C fund achievement information related to STI projects.

What are fund type that can be included under project bank platform?

Funding information needed in this platform is a source of fund, funding organisation and fund type offered. There are 51 fund type that have been listed under R&D project bank which may be selected by researcher/ inventor during the data updating. Researcher/ inventor may also state and specify other fund type received in the space provided.

What are the benefits of project bank?
  1. To help the Government identify limited priority areas/ sectors/ technologies
  2. Understanding R&D trends and international market
  3. Establishing R&D project database in STI sector and provide access to project leader/ team member to network for research collaboration purposes
  4. As a reference for the Government in providing fund for research continuity
What output information is needed in the project bank?
  1. Intellectual Property
  2. Publication
  3. Awards
  4. Commercialisation
  5. Human Resource Development
  6. Job Oppurtunity
What is the frequency for updating information related to R&D project bank?

Researcher / inventor need to update R&D project bank information 6 months after project end and consequently once a year for a period of the next 5 years.

Who can I contact if I have any technical issues when registering or need more information related to R&D project bank?



TECHNOLOGY MARKET (TECHMART)


What is TECHMart?

TECHMART provides a platform for promotion and technology transfer to enhance the application of local technology towards the development of the country's S&T capabilities. This database also provides an opportunity for industry players to obtain information on local products and technology.

What are fund type that can be included under project bank platform?

List of criteria for registration your product in TECHMArt as below :

  1. Local R&D pproduct/Technology
  2. Potential or commercialize product/technology
What are the benefits of project bank?
  1. To help the Government identify limited priority areas/ sectors/ technologies
  2. Understanding R&D trends for local product/technology
  3. Establishing R&D project database in STI sector and provide access for reseracher to make network for research collaboration purposes
  4. As a reference for the Government in providing fund for research continuity.
What are information needed in TECHMart?

The information required in TECHMart is divided into 6 sections :

  1. Product/technology details
  2. Source of Fund for product/technology
  3. Intellectual property
  4. Corporate information
  5. Contact person
  6. Supporting document
Who can I contact if I have any technical issues when registering or need more information related to TECHMart?



STI INDICATOR


What is STI Indicator?

The Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) indicator is used to measure the performance of STI in Malaysia toward the goals established by the Government and as inputs for international competitiveness benchmarking and comparisons.

How is the National STI indicator developed?

National STI indicators developed based on primary data obtained through studies conducted by MASTIC and secondary data obtained from other organisations/agencies related to STI.

What are the studies conducted by MASTIC that contribute to the National STI indicators?

Among the studies conducted by MASTIC which contributed to the National STI indicators are as follows:

  1. National Survey of Research and Development
  2. National Survey of Innovation
  3. Public Awareness on Science, Technology and Innovation In Malaysia
  4. National Bibliometric Studies
  5. Science, Technology and Innovation Indicators Report
What is the frequency for data updates of National STI indicators?

Data update frequency of National STI indicators are according to the following types of studies:

  1. National Survey of Research and Development (Once every 1-2 years)
  2. National Survey of Innovation (Once every 2-4 years)
  3. Public Awareness on Science, Technology and Innovation In Malaysia (Once every Malaysia Plan)
  4. National Bibliometric Study (Once every 4 years)
  5. Science, Technology and Innovation Indicators Report (Once every 2-4 years)
What are the examples of STI indicator?

Among the examples of STI indicators are as follows:

  1. R&D Expenditure
  2. Human resources in R&D
  3. Innovation Activities
  4. Public awareness about STI
  5. Publication
  6. Patent
Who can I contact if I have any technical issues when registering or need more information related to STI Indicator?