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Training workshops on use of ICT tools soon.

ISLAMABAD -- ,,, PASTIC in collaboration with Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF) will soon launch a series of training workshops on use of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) tools.

These workshops will focus on Research for searching, annotation, manuscript preparation and data to ensure quality output in the form of thesis and scientific publications.

"The main objective of organizing the workshops is to build the capacity of young researchers and to enhance their professional skills in data analysis, bibliography management, preparation of dissertation and research papers through utilization of latest software tools (QIQQA, SPSS, LATEX, EndNote & R Language)", an official at PSF told here today.

Researchers including faculty members and M. Phil/ Ph. D research scholars from different Science and Technology Universities of Islamabad will be among the beneficiary of the workshop.

Official said PASTIC is a gateway to wealth of Scientific and Technological (S&T) Information across the country.

"It owns the privilege to be the pioneer in providing S&T information services to Pakistani research community since its inception more than 50 years ago", he added.

Besides, PASTIC also imparts training on modern aspects of information handling and management by organizing workshops and trainings for researchers scientists and information professionals for preparing them to meet the challenges of this digital age.

"Although recent developments of Information technology has revolutionized our lives but with the passage of time more and more new tools are developing therefore researcher should also keep abreast with these latest developments".

Official said PASTIC is playing role for the capacity building and facilitation of the researchers in different areas of research which would surely lead to economic, social and cultural progress, economic viability and defence capability.

He said the training workshop will enhance the skills and knowledge of researchers on the latest scientific research tools and will motivate them to pursue their research work.

"Need based trainings for improvement of the institutional performance are important to fill the gaps between availability of IT tools and their utility for promoting research culture in Pakistan".
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Publication:The Frontier Star (Northwest Frontier Province, Pakistan)
Date:Apr 2, 2014
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