Brazil receives OECD endorsement on science and technology recommendations
The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) recognized Brazil's adherence to a declaration and five recommendations by the entity in the area of science and technology. The decision attests that policies adopted by Brazil in the sector are in line with the principles, guidelines and practices required by the organization through these instruments.
The approved declaration deals with international cooperation in science and technology for sustainable development. The recommendations are: general framework of principles for international cooperation in science and technology; access to research data from public funding; principles to facilitate international technology cooperation involving companies; governance of clinical trials; and quality assurance in molecular genetic tests.
In May 2017, the Brazilian government requested the start of the membership process as a member of the organization. Before acceptance, nations need to adapt to an analysis of legislation and policies in several areas. So far, Brazil is fit for 90 of the institution's 252 reference instruments, which accounts for 35% of the total. It is the non-member country that most adhered to the organization's instruments.
Brazil's accession to the OECD allows the country to participate and influence the organization's decisions, expand the exchange of experiences with member countries, disseminate successful Brazilian public policies, in addition to assimilating the best global practices in public policies.
Source: mctic.gov.br (Automatically translated from Portuguese)