The International Council for Scientific and Technical Information (ICSTI), as an affiliate of the International Council for Science (ICSU) and an international not-for-profit membership organisation, facilitates cooperation among all stakeholders engaged in the scientific communication process with the aim of improving the effectiveness of scientific research. It fully exploits its unique position at the intersection of scientific and technical knowledge creation, organisation, dissemination and use, to identify and act upon key challenges, without politicized or commercially driven agenda.
ICSTI will address the drivers for change and undertake initiatives of direct relevance to current and future scholarly communication concerns. Central among these are the enabling of innovation, assessment of the impact of new technologies on science research communication, and the demands of ‘next generation’ information users. ICSTI will actively promote and provide a forum for the exchange of experience, expertise and understanding, and create the opportunity for organizational networking and collaboration across the scientific and technical information (STI) communities.