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. "Appendix A Terms of Reference." Science and Technology in Kazakhstan: Current Status and Future Prospects. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 2007.
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Determination of main priorities of high-level basic research to generate new knowledge;
Measures and recommendations to promote open competition in R&D funding;
Recommendations on diversification of scientific information infrastructure (modernization of information services, networks of scientific and technical libraries);
Recommendations on elimination of obstacles to the transfer of knowledge and technology;
Development and introduction of a human resources management system in science;
Identification and evaluation of unique scientific capabilities and infrastructures that are in short supply regionally or globally; and
Recommendations on how development assistance can best be sustained in the science sector so that Kazakhstan can benefit.