About-INSTI

ABOUT US

Background

The Institute for Scientific and Technological Information (INSTI) of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is the hub of integrated scientific and technical information (STI) in Ghana that provides the major public research and academic institutions as well as the industrial sector with resources and services designed to improve dissemination of, and access to indigenous and international STI. The Institute serves as the main STI resources clearinghouse for CSIR.

INSTI’s mandate is to develop naional capacity and capability for the efficient and effective delivery of real-time scientific and technological information (STI) and customized knowledge on demand for the benefit of policy makers, research scientists, industrialists, and others in appropriately packaged form for national development.


Objectives

The Institute’s operating objectives are to:

  1. support the promotion of an efficient research and development in the country through the provision of STI services using appropriate information processing and communication technologies,
  2. strengthen national STI facilities through effective networking and collaborative activities at the national and international levels, and develop strategies to improve access to information,
  3. produce thematic maps that depict in cartographic form, the contemporary geographical knowledge and data concerning the physical conditions, natural resources, population, environmental and socio-economic characteristics of the national economy,
  4. sustain a national S&T publishing and printing facility that publishes for distribution, scholarly works in the agricultural, industrial, and S&T sectors of the economy, and
  5. design and implement activities that educate and inform the Ghanaian public about CSIR-generated technologies for easy adoption, and in so doing, help establish linkages with the private sector.

Vision & Mission

The Institute’s vision is to become a major provider of STI materials and databases through the sustainable development of a system of networks by using modern information and communication technologies (ICTs), as well as a leader in resource mapping and scientific publishing in Ghana.

The Institute’s mission is to establish a sustainable national STI service that includes databases of thematic and synthesized maps in support of the country’s scientific, technological and socio-economic development, as well as to assist with S&T acculturation at all levels of the society. INSTI collaborates effectively with other national and international agencies to deliver its services with excellence.

Background

The Institute for Scientific and Technological Information (INSTI) of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is the hub of integrated scientific and technical information (STI) in Ghana that provides the major public research and academic institutions as well as the industrial sector with resources and services designed to improve dissemination of, and access to indigenous and international STI. The Institute serves as the main STI resources clearinghouse for CSIR.

INSTI’s mandate is to develop naional capacity and capability for the efficient and effective delivery of real-time scientific and technological information (STI) and customized knowledge on demand for the benefit of policy makers, research scientists, industrialists, and others in appropriately packaged form for national development.


Objectives

The Institute’s operating objectives are to:

  1. support the promotion of an efficient research and development in the country through the provision of STI services using appropriate information processing and communication technologies,
  2. strengthen national STI facilities through effective networking and collaborative activities at the national and international levels, and develop strategies to improve access to information,
  3. produce thematic maps that depict in cartographic form, the contemporary geographical knowledge and data concerning the physical conditions, natural resources, population, environmental and socio-economic characteristics of the national economy,
  4. sustain a national S&T publishing and printing facility that publishes for distribution, scholarly works in the agricultural, industrial, and S&T sectors of the economy, and
  5. design and implement activities that educate and inform the Ghanaian public about CSIR-generated technologies for easy adoption, and in so doing, help establish linkages with the private sector.

Vision & Mission

The Institute’s vision is to become a major provider of STI materials and databases through the sustainable development of a system of networks by using modern information and communication technologies (ICTs), as well as a leader in resource mapping and scientific publishing in Ghana.

The Institute’s mission is to establish a sustainable national STI service that includes databases of thematic and synthesized maps in support of the country’s scientific, technological and socio-economic development, as well as to assist with S&T acculturation at all levels of the society. INSTI collaborates effectively with other national and international agencies to deliver its services with excellence.