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.
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
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".
Each record of the S&T Organisation contains details such as name, address, contact information, type, field of expertise and organisational role.
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.
Based on the Canberra Manual, the definition of STI human resource is:
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.
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.
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.
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:
You can register the following types of publications:
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.
Damage caused by user will based on term and condition agree by both parties.
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.
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.
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.
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.
List of criteria for registration your product in TECHMArt as below :
The information required in TECHMart is divided into 6 sections :
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.
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.
Among the studies conducted by MASTIC which contributed to the National STI indicators are as follows:
Data update frequency of National STI indicators are according to the following types of studies:
Among the examples of STI indicators are as follows: