The meeting to kick off S&T Achievements Assessment was held on October 14 in Beijing. Vice Minister CAO Jianlin addressed the event and conferred plates to the participating agencies. Chiefs and representatives from 9 pilot institutes and 12 assessment agencies attended the meeting.
CAO underlined 5 points for the pilot work:
·all the assessment agencies shall attach great importance to the pilot work under effective leadership;
·facilitate the establishment of diversified assessment methods;
·set up and guide professional assessment agencies in the society;
·actively promote classified assessment for S&T achievements; and
·explore the possibility to build new management and accountability mechanisms for the assessment.