OSTI leverages its longstanding collections of Department of Energy R&D information to gain access to international STI. This access benefits the U.S. science and research community. For links to specific databases/portals, see international information resources.
WorldWideScience.org is a global science gateway comprised of national and international scientific databases and portals. WorldWideScience.org accelerates scientific discovery and progress by providing one-stop searching of databases from around the world. Multilingual WorldWideScience.orgBETA provides real-time searching and translation of globally-dispersed multilingual scientific literature. The WorldWideScience Alliance, a multilateral partnership, consists of participating member countries and provides the governance structure for WorldWideScience.org. On behalf of the WorldWideScience Alliance, WorldWideScience.org was developed and is maintained by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI), which serves as the Operating Agent. OSTI Director Walt Warnick and associate director Brian Hitson are OSTI’s participants in the Alliance, and Lorrie Johnson is the Operating Agent Representative.
IEA Energy Technology Data Exchane (ETDE)
Under the auspices of the International Energy Agency, ETDE is an implementing agreement initiated in 1987. Through its member countries and international partners, ETDE provides an extensive bibliographic and full text database announcing published energy research and technology information. OSTI represents the U.S. Department of Energy in the agreement and provides the U.S. input. Brian Hitson, the U.S. delegate to ETDE, currently serves as chairman of the ETDE Executive Committee. OSTI also serves as the ETDE Operating Agent for ETDE, managing the agreement and its web version of the database, ETDEWEB. Debbie Cutler, OSTI International Program Manager, serves as Operating Agent Representative.
IAEA International Nuclear Information System (INIS)
Under the aegis of the International Atomic Energy Agency, INIS provides a comprehensive information reference service for literature on the peaceful applications of nuclear science and technology. OSTI played an instrumental role in the creation of INIS in 1969/1970 and continues to provide the U.S. INIS Liaison Officer and the U.S. nuclear STI input to INIS. Brian Hitson serves as the primary INIS Liaison Officer, and Debbie Cutler, the alternate INIS Liaison Officer.
International Council for Scientific and Technical Information (ICSTI)
ICSTI offers a unique forum for interaction between organizations that create, disseminate and use scientific and technical information. The ICSTI mission cuts across scientific and technical disciplines, as well as international borders, to give member organizations the benefit of a truly global community. OSTI represents the Department of Energy in ICSTI, joining other U.S. and international organizations. Walt Warnick and Brian Hitson represent OSTI in ICSTI. Mr. Hitson is currently serving as Chair of the Technical Activities Coordinating Committee.
Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) Databank
OSTI is one of several DOE entities that participate in an international agreement with NEA for software and data exchanges. OSTI’s Energy Science and Technology Software Center (ESTSC) and the NEA Databank cooperate on software exchanges.