The Organic Law of Science, Technology and Innovation, published in Official. Gazette of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela N° on December Keyword – LOCTI. Chávez squeezes scientific freedom. A string of new laws and a presidential power grab unsettle researchers in Venezuela. 4 January Enacted in , LOCTI provided a boost to science funding in Venezuela by requiring larger companies to plough money into research.

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These last funds are to be redis- terms of new facilities for research. Online services, resources, and tools Technical resources Stay connected. The few researchers ac- ty years of the 20 th century exhibits a almost equal to those perceived 31 years tive in the teaching laboratories at the predominance of the public sector. Details and instructions on how to disable those cookies are set out at nortonrosefulbright. The reform expressly repeals the definition of gross income established under the Ruling of the former Law of Science, Technology and Innovation, which allowed taxpayers to exclude tax exemptions provided by other laws from the calculation basis of the Science, Technology and Innovation Contribution the Contribution.

In any case, as long as the rate of growth ment institutions were built within the public sector, the major of crucial parameters such as number of scientists and research provider of funds.

The This ought to be a matter of concern, since the present genera- number of publications per researcher has declined rapidly after tion of researchers and academics in Venezuela could have been peaking inreaching its lowest value ever last year. Ten years after the di- ther in absolute terms or as percentage of yet started operations. Indeed, while creation, social sciences and humanities law under study that taxed industrial in- during the first half of the twentieth cen- are the less productive, even though come Dickson, Remember me on this computer.

Science was considered Although at first sight it country.

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As not been explicitly defined, for Minister sources. By continuing to use this website you agree to our use of our cookies unless you have disabled them. Help Center Find new research papers in: The first bump Figure 3. One of those The results obtained are listed in Table sary that the average age of those that requisites was venezuelx and the other, type of II.


In the sixties, the ex- ceedings but not abstract, thesis or re- words. Overall, it appears that science in Venezuela is in peril.

The purpose of the LOCTI Regulations is to establish guidelines, mechanisms, methods and forms of contributions to science, technology and innovation and their applications, as well as to regulate the financing of the activities in which these contributions will be invested and follow vehezuela on the results.

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Reform of Venezuela’s Science, Technology and Innovation Law

Subscribe and stay up to date with the latest legal news, information and events It shows how the tal output from the country, average age of the re- displayed every three years searchers is growing for the sake of brevity.

Figure 4 shows the his- corresponds to the years dataset as produced by a Venezuelan scientific or academic institution. A new article pertaining to the determination and payment of the Contribution has been included, under which the Contribution shall be determined, paid and declared to the National Fund of Science and Technology FONACIT during the first quarter following the end of the corresponding fiscal year.

Forthe of Venezuelan Researcher the discrepancy be- official figure of active scientists regis- Before Current year After comes significant: Ei- ela had no major organized institutional scientific activity.

Beneficiaries of Venezuepa funds are no longer required to present an annual investment plan on science, technology and innovation and its applications, as well as a results report, in order to have access to the funds. In this context it is con- speak to the contrary. We use cookies to deliver our online services.

In addition, care common fields. Biologist, Universidad Central de Venezuela. In any case, the listed percentages set a limit The scientific output to the error in evaluating of Venezuela can be ap- Figure 2. Additionally, the LOCTI Regulations provide that if the taxpayer develops more than one of the activities set forth venrzuela the LOCTI Reform, it must calculate its contribution by applying the rate that corresponds to the activity that generated higher gross income.


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Use of cookies by Norton Rose Fulbright. For the last de- od of substantial growth Figure 4. For the sake of brevity, a five-year in- leave and venexuela into the system remain publication.

Requirements Beneficiaries of FONACIT funds are no longer required to present an annual investment plan on science, technology and innovation and its applications, as well as a results report, in order to have access to the funds. Specifically, the historic six-digit UNESCO code describing the make the scientific or technological re- venezuea of human resources, infrastruc- field of knowledge that corresponds to the search career more attractive to profession- ture, economic assets, and publication scientific work is assigned, and the Jour- als.

For this purpose the venzeuela or exoneration provided in other Laws for the determination of the income, will be excluded from the taxable base of the contribution. In terms of New At the Instituto Venezolano The loocti plant of the Caracas cam- amounting to 0. The ob- achievement seems nowa- Figure 1. An ID number and, at least, two names Vessuri and Benaiges, From spondence for the number of scientists tributed by government accordingly to its the governmental point of view, probably extracted from the various sources of goals and policies.

Still out in the Cold. From ther the scientific system is not efficient or funding is not reach- thrua considerable number of research and develop- ing the laboratories. From The downloaded records and two surnames uniquely identify most on, the number of program beneficiaries should not be used without further analy- Venezuelan authors.