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“The concept of Science Intelligence (SI) in Science can be compared with Business Intelligence for Economy. SI can be defined as a combination of Technics, Methods and Tools used by an organization to watch its scientific environment, in order to maintain its level of knowledge and to face various challenging issues. It includes process of gathering, analyzing, storing and diffusing the information. It is about making a science company more innovative, more efficient, more compliant and more competitive”
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Science Intelligence can be defined as the combination of Technics, Methods and Tools used by an organization to watch its scientific environment, in order to maintain its level of knowledge and to face its various challenging issues.
It includes process of gathering, storing and analyzing the information. It is about making the company more innovative, more efficient, more compliant and more competitive.
Once collected, business information and data have to be converted into intelligence and re-used to drive business decision making.
For the Pharmaceutical Industry, Science Intelligence is
- Science Awareness (Science advances, New Drug discovery, etc.)
- Technological Watch (Biotechnologies, Innovation for packaging, formulations, etc.)
- Business Intelligence (Competitors monitoring, Business opportunities, etc.)
- Regulatory watch (Authorities guidelines, protocols, Good practices, etc.)
- Post-Marketing surveillance (clinical data, etc.)
Althought scientific computing oriented, this article gave a good definition of what the concept of SI could be: “let’s coin a new phrase – science intelligence (SI). SI is close to a mirror image of business intelligence (BI). (…)The objective of SI is to conduct “smart” science that efficiently uses information resources to understand specific science domains and progress toward useful applications based on that understanding.”
Richard Hackathorn. Science Intelligence. Can a Business Intelligence Approach Enable “Smart” Science?. Information Management Magazine, August 1, 2005. Online: