National Minimum Data Set (NMDS)
Maklumat yang terkandung dalam Pangkalan Data National Minimum Data Set (NMDS) sentiasa dikemas kini bagi memastikan MASTIC sentiasa menyediakan maklumat S&T yang boleh dipercayai, terkini dan komprehensif. Sepanjang tahun 2017, MASTIC telah berjaya mengemas kini data modal insan S&T di peringkat Kementerian. Kini, MASTIC sedang giat mengemas kini data NMDS di peringkat kebangsaan secara berfasa.
Sehingga Jun 2018, sejumlah 19,146 rekod penyelidik dan 6,382 rekod pakar telah didaftarkan dalam NMDS.
Pengguna boleh mencapai maklumat yang terkandung dalam pangkalan data NMDS secara PERCUMA menerusi sistem Krste.my (https://krste.my). Carian maklumat modal insan S&T dalam sistem Krste.my boleh dilakukan dengan langkah berikut : Home> Search KRSTE > Advanced Search> Search Type> Select ‘Person’.
The STI Facility and Equipment Inventory Survey 2012/2013 was carried out as a continuous exercise to obtain updated and comprehensive data on the STI facilities and equipment available in Malaysia. This was important as the number of STI facilities and equipment has been steadily increasing over the years attributed to the growing number of research and development (R&D) institutions such as universities, centres of excellence and high-tech industries.
STI facility is defined as the place where research and scientific activities carried out such as a laboratory, the monitoring center and place of testing. STI equipment is equipment used to support STI activities, including research, testing, and monitoring that has cost more than RM200,000.00 for each instrument.
Hence, the data is important for policymakers and researchers in identifying the availability of STI facilities and equipment in the country. This will also promote efficient management of resources by encouraging sharing of STI equipment at various facilities in different organisations nationwide. In addition, it will also assist government agencies and other organisations in determining the need for acquisition of new science and technology assets in the future.