CSIR NIScPR or National Institute of Science Communication and Policy Research is a new institute under the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR). It was recently inaugurated in New Delhi. It was formed by merging the CSIR NISCAIR (National Institute of Science Communication and Information Resources) and CSIR NISTADS (National Institute of Science, Technology and Development Studies). The institute was envisaged for developing into an internationally respected think tank and resource centre for understanding science and technology, innovation, policy research and communication in a synergistic way.