Dr. Vahid Ahmadi, Advisor to the Minister of Science and NRISP President, met with Dr. Ali Mohammad Fallahzadeh, Secretary of the Governmental Commission on Science, Research and Technology. During the meeting Dr. Ahmadi introduced the activities and missions of NRISP and emphasized the cooperation between the two institutions.
He stated: National Research Institute for Science Policy (NRISP), along with other science and technology organizations in the country, such as the Ministry of Science and the Ministry of Education play the role of a think tank as an intellectual and policy making set.
The Advisor to the Minister of Science referred to some of the missions of NRISP and said: the report and regulation of the Decentralization of Higher Education Document have been developed and are presented at the Headquarter of the Comprehensive Scientific Map of the Country and at the Supreme Council of Cultural Revolution. The development of STI Document for 13 provinces in cooperation with the Plan and Budget organization is another major national work undertaken by NRISP. The STI's Strategic Plan for the Ministry of Petroleum has also been deployed to NRISP and the ICT Development Strategic Plan is being compiled.
He then commented on the cooperation of NRISP and the Government Scientific Commission and said: the commission could link the government with the university and in this connection create the necessary space.
Then, Dr. Fallahzadeh said that the institutions that have research and policy activities should be involved in the decision making of directors as a guide and NRISP can assume the responsibility of being a think tank.
He added: "like the Parliament Research Center, which reports to the delegates and has impact on legislation, there should be an institution in the government as well."
The Secretary of the Governmental Commission on Science, Research and Technology continued, some of the activities of NRISP are capable of being discussed in the presence of the Ministers at the Commission. In this way, high-level decision-makers understand the importance of the issues, while making these issues more effective in the future decision-making.
Referring to the full readiness of the Government Commission for further cooperation with NRISP, Dr. Fallahzadeh noted: "NRISP has done a lot of work and its standards are close to international standards. This issue is significant for both the government and the parliament.
At the end of his speech, he expressed his hope that the Commission would become more active so that it could play a role in policy making, and emphasized: in this direction we need the help NRISP.