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  • MASTIC is responsible to maintain and operate the MOSTI's Library. The library is MOSTI's Resource Centre committed to its mission to be a powerful source of knowledge provider in providing excellent collection and information services in support of MOSTI's vision to be the lead agency in the advancement of science, technology and innovation.
  • The library has a substantial and diverse collection of science and technology (S&T) resources of various knowledge such as innovation, biotechnology, biodiversity, marine science, information & communication technology (ICT) and sustainable development, including information related to S&T policy, its management, technology forecast and environmental management. To date, the collections consist of more than 13,000 volumes of monographs, 32 current subscriptions of magazines/journals, newspapers, online databases (in-house and commercial), multimedia resources, theses, annual reports, proceedings and reports.
  • The Library is opened to government researchers/officials, students from higher learning institutions and professionals from public and private sectors. For further information please logon to the library portal via MOSTI website at or MASTIC website at or logon directly to

Selected Library Collection

  • National Research and Development (R&D) Survey
    • The aim of the survey is to measure the investment in creation of new scientific and technological knowledge by the performance of research and development (R&D). The analysis of the survey result provides an insight into the growth of R&D activities undertaken by the public and private sectors in Malaysia. Accurate and timely data on various R&D activities in the country must be gathered comprehensively to provide crucial input for the policy makers.
  • National Survey of Innovation
    • The national survey of innovation has been conducted since 1994 to provide information on the state of technological development in the country. It has assisted policymakers in identifying the characteristic of innovation in greater detail which is important for the purpose of policy intervention. The methodology employed in the survey was based on the recommendations of the Oslo Manual and the Community Innovation Surveys carried out in the European Union (EU) countries.
  • Public Awareness of Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) Malaysia
    • The aim of the survey was to measure the Malaysian public awareness, attitude towards, interest in, and understanding of science, technology and innovation (STI) as well as to ascertain the extent of the public's involvement in the STI programmes and the success of the implementation of these programmes. The findings are useful particularly for policy makers to plan and employ better strategies to make STI less formidable and more appealing to Malaysians. The public, in return, will benefit from effective STI programmes, will bring about positive impact on both social and economic development. Furthermore, comparisons were also made with other countries for policy making and benchmarking.
  • Bibliometric Study
    • The national bibliometric study was conducted to lay the foundation for creating a national bibliometric database required for strategic planning of science and technology (S&T) development of the country. The objectives of the study are to identify S&T knowledge output by Malaysian scientists measured by the number of published papers at the international level, to identify the strengths and weaknesses of the performance of institutions and individuals in relevant fields of research and to identify the extent of collaboration among institutions and countries.
  • Malaysian Science and Technology Indicators
    • The Malaysian Science and Technology Indicators is the consolidation of data from surveys conducted by MASTIC as well as a compilation of secondary data from other organizations and agencies. The report provides details of the national performance and trends in S&T including education, human resource development, research and development, innovation, scientific publications and public awareness of S&T. It also contains comprehensive indicators to benchmark the nation's status and performance over the years as well as internationally.


As an information centre, MASTIC has to provide online STI information to make it accessible to clients within and outside MOSTI. In that sense, MASTIC has developed its website at  which provides wide range of information on science and technology in Malaysia. Various information is available on the website such as MASTIC's publications, S&T incentives and R&D grants, MASTICLink database, online subscribed database and links to Interested users are required to register as a portal member, for free, to identify and assign their access right to information available on the site.