8th National Research Policy and Strategy (revision of the edition 2012-2016)
The National Research Council of Thailand (NRCT) has prepared 8th National Research Policy and Strategy (2012-2016) by the involvement of concerned agencies and networks and was approved by the cabinet on 1 March 2011
The National Research Policy and Strategy is aimed for involved organizations to apply as guidelines for administration of research management and implementation as well as a framework for the preparation and evaluation of research proposals submitted for the government budget. It is also an approach encouraging the private sector to recognize the importance of research investment for country development.
The 8th National Research Policy and Strategy (2012-2016), in this regard, has been operated over a period of half plan. NRCT; thus, will conduct a revision of the edition to improve the second half of the plan (2015-2016). Exploring and brainstorming ideas and consideration from the agencies, networks and all sectors including the user are used. The monitoring of the progressive implementation of the first edition (2012-2014) is also applied for the revision.
The purposes of the revision are as follows :
1. To make clear and increase more necessary details
2. To respond the present situation and problems faced
3. To set up strategies for moving forward the 8th National Research Policy and Strategy into practice and utilize for more country development and research reform
4. To obtain guidance for the preparation of the next 9th National Research Policy and Strategy