The Oslo Manual (2018) is produced by the OECD and EUROSTAT and represents the international reference methodological manual for measuring innovation. It was published for the first time in 1995, under the title “Guide for the collection and interpretation of data on innovation” and, currently, it has its fourth edition in 2018.

Its content provides a harmonized definition of the concept of innovation and clarifies the consideration of innovative activities, to guide its evaluation and international comparability. In addition it broadens the scope of innovation, includes a new glossary of terms of reference and points out the importance of attending to the complete life cycle of data. It also claims the importance of taking advantage of the potential of open data, intensifying the use of administrative sources in the control panels of organizations in their strategic intelligence strategies.

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