Over the past decade and more, SciSTIP invested huge efforts in the development of appropriate indicators (with supporting databases) to measure the various dimensions of the SA science and innovation system. A team at SciSTIP have been working to consolidate and refine an indicator framework:

  1. A comprehensive and integrated indicator framework that encompasses all the major sub-systems, domains and sub-domains of the SA STI system.
  2. The conversion of the current set of more than 200 indicators into a SQL-database that will be updated on a regular basis.
  3. The creation of a web-interface that will allow broad access to all stakeholders to the platform.

It is envisaged that SASTII will contain a large set of standard queries (based on the core indicators in the system) as well as an advanced query builder functionality that will allow users to create their own queries and export and download the results to their computers.