May 18, 2022

New Portal Features International Science, Technology and Innovation Policies Trends and Data (STIP Compass)

From the STIP Compass Website

The STIP Compass is an initiative of the European Commission and the OECD to collect together in one place quantitative and qualitative data on national trends in science, technology and innovation (STI) policy. The portal supports the continuous monitoring and analysis of countries’ STI policies and aims to become a central platform for policy research and advice supporting government officials, analysts and scholars.

Data is freely accessible following the FAIR principles (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Re-usable). The STIP Compass incorporates more than 500 interactive dashboards and provides a sophisticated search tool with smart filtering that facilitates policy discovery.


Taxonomies lay at the heart of the system. These are conceptual models of the world of STI policy that STIP Compass uses to structure and link the data. A tagging vocabulary of more than 1 000 terms, developed for the OECD-World Bank Innovation Policy Platform, is also used to link the data in the policy explorer interface.

Future Plans

  • Other developments in the pipeline over the next two years include:
  • Developing new dashboards to view the data
  • Extending the range of linked open dataLinks to more publications
  • Links to official statistics
  • Links to new datasets
  • Building taxonomies to improve search and discoverability of the data
  • Assembling a community of users to help guide future developments

Learn More About STIP Compass


STIP Compass Website (All Resources and Documentation)

Direct to Interactive Dashboards

Direct to Policy Explorer

About Gary Price

Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.