Strategic Plan

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Strategic Plan

Iranian Research Institute for Information Science and Technology

"IranDoc"

2016-2020

 

To address the national and regional needs of Iranians in the following areas, considering the latest advancements in each area:

★  Scientific and technological information management

★  Knowledge management

★  Advancing and disseminating information science and technology

★  Publicizing the use of IT and scientific and technological information 

IranDoc attempts to fulfill its mission with creativity and innovation, with efficacy and effectiveness, in a structured and disciplined manner, and with a priority concern in terms of resources and needs.  

 

In so doing, within the framework of its statue, IranDoc:

 

1. Conducts developmental, applied and fundamental research and disseminates results from these research;

2. Cooperates in the management of national science and technology information;

3. Collaborates nationally in the coordination of scientific and technological information management;

4. Plans and coordinates resource sharing in the libraries and information centers across the country;

5. Represents an outlook of national science and technology;

6. Develops attitude, knowledge, and skills; and facilitates networking among professionals;

7. Publishes the scientific and technical findings and accomplishments of national and international efforts in the areas of information science and technology;

8. Cooperates with information science and technology bodies in Iran and abroad;

9. Delivers consultancy services to information science and technology agencies across the country;

10. Represents the MSRT as well as global assemblies (per case) who are active in the field of information science and technology.

IranDoc believes that:

 

★  Information science and technology have a growing importance in Iran and in the world;

★  Scientific and technological information plays a key role in every aspect development;

★  National capacity of scientific and technological information production and processing have a fundamental role in boosting the position of Iran in the world;

★  Libraries, information centers and information professionals along with scholars in other fields of science and technology play a crucial role in the creation of information and knowledge societies;

★  A scientific and research approach is needed for development and sustainability in the information age;

★  It is a "must" to pay attention to the cultural and social impacts of IT applications;

★  Development of human resources is the foundation for information science and technology development;

★  Coordination and cooperation is a "must" to lead efficacy and effectiveness in information science and technology, and in information management;

★  It is necessary to keep a pace with the fast-moving scientific and technical advancements in information science and technology;

★  It is necessary to follow ethics when managing information and using IT;

★  It is necessary actively participate in the development of knowledge and globalization process;

★  The national scientific and technological information belongs to all nation (each of us) and must be used, shared, preserved, and transferred to the future generation.

 

Likewise, in its activities, IranDoc:

 

★ Respects human dignity;

★ Follows Islam school of thought, law, and regulations;

★ Prefers national expedient to personal and organizational expedient

★ Exploits scientific principles and methods;

★ Is ready to coordinate and collaborate and promote these two;

★ Relies on its organizational capacities;

★ Has systematic and long-term view.

 

In IranDoc, priority gives to activities that:

 

★ Cover a broader range IranDoc's mission and vision, target major stakeholders, or create more sustainable changes;

★ Include a broader range of competitive advantages comparing with the work of other competitors;

★ Carry out more diverse functions for IranDoc;

★ Are accomplished based on foundations which have already been established.

 

 

 

To achieve its organizational goals, IranDoc needs a convergent atmosphere in which the organizational resources are monitored for success. This requires constant improvements in organization and management.

Strategies

 

1. Endogenous progress;

2. Following lows and regulations.

Research departments and research faculty members, in general, have not received fair attention by the employment and promotion rules in the MSRT. The research faculty members, including those in IranDoc, have not been able to find a position that they deserve, as they are not seen equally as an academic who is a faculty member at university. Thus, it is a priority for IranDoc to seek ways to inform rules and policy makers and influence their view so that it establishes a proper context for fair transformation and employment justice.

Strategies

 

1. Improving awareness;

2. Participation.

 

Financial resources are considered as most critical source, as the growth of inflation, the rate of new employments, and the expected workload have been far ahead than the amount of finance allocated by corresponding organizations in the past few years. Hence, sufficient and sustainable financing is a top priority for IranDoc.

Strategies

 

1. Decreasing expenses;

2. Increasing finance resources.

Research is at the heart of IranDoc plans as a research institute. To push research forward, IranDoc needs to create a balance among researchers' freedom, needs, and its research missions so that it can support the practice of research with efficacy and effectiveness.

Strategies

 

1. Pushing forward;

2. Concentration.

Scientific and technological information management is another key mission of IranDoc. It is a "must" for IranDoc to manage this type of information in an effective and efficacy manner to help the national science and technology system as well as national innovation system to move forward.

Strategies

 

1. Broadening coverage;

2. Boosting service level from management to analysis;

3. Producing strategic information;

4. Standardization.

IranDoc possesses rich resources including deep knowledge which has been emerged from years of work in the field of information science and technology as well as information management. Transfer of this knowledge along with the application of IranDoc's other resources such as its competent faculty members, scientific and technological information resources, as well as research and information dissemination missions of IranDoc can contribute to the development of information science and technology and information management among practitioners, users, and those interested in these disciplinary areas. Part of this knowledge transfer can be done by training newcomer (junior) researchers, improving and updating skills of more senior researchers.

Strategies

 

1. Need-oriented trainings;

2. Productivity.

Part of its mission, IranDoc cooperates and aligns activities with other organizations and related bodies. On the other hand, it is not possible for IranDoc to reach effectiveness and efficacy without collaborating or coordinating with other bodies.

Strategies

 

1. Access to the market and resources;

2. Mutual cooperation and coordination.

IranDoc accomplishes research work and research support with a focus on its missions, needs, and priorities with efficiency and effectiveness in such a way that research becomes as a sustainable and leading institution in IranDoc. Hence, IranDoc can be transformed to:

★  a center of excellence for knowledge and innovation in information science and technology and information management;

★  a consultancy center for policy-makers and other stakeholders in these fields;

★  and the first choice for those graduated in these disciplines and are interested in research career in these fields.

By expanding its [service] coverage in managing scientific and technological information across the country, IranDoc will build a center of excellence for these types of information, and by taking information management to an upper level, i.e. analysis and production of strategic information, IranDoc will assist policy makers in science and technology, universities, research institutes as well as the information users to get best use of this information and to perform better. Taking a holistic approach to standardized information management, including software, hardware, network, security, IranDoc will simplify and facilitate networking and collaboration among peer organizations and information exchange between them, and will boost its own performance as a result.

IranDoc staff, information users and those interested in the fields of information science and technology and information management may find distance learning programs at IranDoc that would meet their needs.

Likewise, IranDoc delivers its tacit knowledge and personal and organizational experiences in the areas of information science and technology, using a scientific approach, in a way that learning in IranDoc becomes one of the first goals of those interested in knowledge, and those graduated from IranDoc become distinguished as top ones in knowledge and skills, among peers in Iran.

Collaboration is crucial part of work at IranDoc, and from there, in addition to IranDoc's access to others' market and resources, mutually, IranDoc's market and resources will become available to others. Accordingly, the national capacities, in parallel with IranDoc's mission with reach higher efficacy and effectiveness. Using confronted coordination mechanisms, IranDoc coordinates its work with other organizations, in terms of organizational, sectoral and national goals so that it can get the most productivity from the national resources.