Statute

The Iranian Research Institute for Information Science and Technology (IranDoc) has been active since 19th October, 1991. It follows the content of new statute which was approved by the MSRT Higher Education Development Council, in 14th November, 2009.

 

In accordance with this statute IranDoc follows these goals:

  1. Research development in the areas of information science, IT, knowledge management, and information society;
  2. Providing proper conditions that promotes relevant research activities;
  3. Taking a mission-oriented approach in the development of research in the areas of information science and technology and in accessing new sciences and technologies in a way that IranDoc meets excellency in these areas across the country;
  4. Providing proper conditions that promotes research in the areas of knowledge management, information society, information science and technology, and innovation in the mentioned areas;
  5. Commercialization of research outcomes;
  6. Service development and delivery in the areas of knowledge management, information management, information science and technology;
  7. Publicizing application of information technology and scientific and technological information.

 

IranDoc's most important tasks and authorities are as follows:

a. Research  

  1. Assessment research needs and conducting research in the areas of information science and technology;
  2. Research collaboration with other organizations and providing consultancy services in the areas of information science and technology;
  3. Publishing scientific materials and producing software and computer applications;
  4. Holding scientific conferences and training workshops.

 

b. Information management and dissemination services

  1. Gathering, organizing, storing, preserving, retrieving, analyzing, and disseminating information and documents on Iran science and technology, including Masters' theses and PhD dissertations produced by Iranian students in Iran and abroad, conference proceedings, experts' and researchers' information; research projects, patents, scientific software, along with corresponding supporting information such as information on individuals and organizations;
  2. Managing the provision of, and access to, information and documents on international science and technology needed by researchers;
  3. Managing the provision of, and access to, information and documents on science and technology gathered in IranDoc nationally and globally;
  4. Publishing indexes, abstracts, statistics, dictionaries, and thesauruses. 

 

c. Promoting applications of IT in the MSRT and across the country

  1. Planning, managing and supporting IT projects;
  2. Efficient organization that facilitates IT application, resources deployment; telecommunications management, coordination and design and dissemination of standards and regulations;
  3. Identification and reinforcement of factors accelerating and hindering use of IT;
  4. Supporting electronic readiness; developing knowledge, attitude and skills of key stakeholders on the role and importance of IT and bridging the digital gap;
  5. Providing nationwide information infrastructures;
  6. Developing and promoting IT application ethics;
  7. Improving skills, capabilities, knowledge and attitude of employees who work in the areas of information science and technology and provide information services to users and to those who are interested in information science and technology, considering corresponding rules and regulations and after receiving permission from relevant bodies.

 

d. Collaboration and coordination

  1. Participation in national, regional and international programs;
  2. Organizing networks of information science and technology experts;
  3. Planning, execution, evaluation and coordination of resource sharing and library cooperation broad programs;
  4. Supporting and managing affairs related to the national science and technology information management system;
  5. Design and promotion of national standards on information services and IT.

 

e. Delivering consultancy services in the design and leadership of the MSRT science and technology information system

 

f. Taking roles as:

  1. the MSRT representative in the national and international information and IT communities/assemblies;
  2. representative of international information and IT assemblies in Iran and as the center for regional activities of these assemblies;
  3. Iran science and technology outlook;
  4. the center for documentation of scientific and technological information;
  5. coordinator of resource sharing and library cooperation programs across the country;
  6. leader of the national and ministry management system for information science and technology;
  7. the national thinking center in the area of information science and technology.