The OECD International Survey of Science (ISSA2021) The OECD International Survey of Science (ISSA2021)

Welcome to the 2021 OECD International survey of Science

Dear colleague,
Thank you for your interest in this new OECD study on the current status of science and research and its interaction with society, addressed to members of the global scientific and research community. ISSA2021 facilitates a dialogue with scientists across all fields in Spain, contributing as well to an OECD study, in collaboration with the European Commission and in support of the Ministries of Science and Innovation and Universities. This project seeks to improve collaboration between the world of science and its economic and social environment, on the basis of independent and objective analysis []. 

The survey questionnaire, comprising questions about your experience and current situation as a scientist or researcher, should take about 20 minutes to complete. After completing this survey, you can opt in to receive a customised report with advanced survey results, as a sign of our appreciation for your time and support. Carried out since 2015, the OECD international surveys on science are conducted so as to enable the community’s safe use of information for strict statistical research purposes. You can find out more in the detailed privacy and confidentiality statement.

You can choose between the two options below to participate in this survey.  By proceeding to the survey, you acknowledge that you have read the above statements and agree to participate. 


ORCID-based authentication (recommended)

Click here to join the survey by connecting your existing ORCID iD or registering if necessary:

Register or Connect your ORCID iD

By allowing us to collect your name and ORCID iD we can limit duplicate respondents and spare you a number of verification steps in getting access to the survey.


Email-based authentication

If you prefer not to connect or register an ORCID iD, you also have the option to receive the survey link by email. In this case, additional verification questions will be asked in the survey. 

Click here to request the survey link:

Participate without ORCID authentication

Additional verification questions will be asked in the survey.



For any questions about this study and its procedures, please contact the survey manager Ms. Michela Bello ( or +33 1 45 24 8270) at the OECD Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation.

Thank you in advance for your collaboraton.

Please share this link with other members of your community to help us increase survey participation! Best regards


Fernando Galindo-Rueda

OECD Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation

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