This gateway was established to facilitate accessibility and dissemination of information produced by Iranian scholars and to provide researchers with needed information. Information gateways are considered as places in which internet resources are selected and indexed, after an accurate quality control. Thus, information gateways are far beyond just a list of links to other websites.
Information gateways deliver information services to users considering certain web links to web resources which have been strictly qualified. In information gateways, there is a team of experts who select information sources, write description for each source of information, index content and produce metadata, so that users are able to quickly find high quality web resources.
Many Iranian databases on the web are not easily visible and usable, simply because there is not a gateway through which researchers can find their content. The Iran gateway was created to fill this gap. It makes it easy for researchers to access Iran databases. It also provides policy makers with a comprehensive image of the status of Iran databases.
In this gateway users may access to various databases via a wide range of access points in different disciplines and majors. These access points include dissertations, theses, journals, research reports, academic libraries, and conferences in different disciplines. This gateway is considered as an invaluable information gateway for researchers, students, and professors as it provides access to subject-specific databases, considering approaches that would enhance both the quality of services and their delivery and boost accessibility and usability. All the resources will go through a quality-control check and will be added to this gateway after approval of a team of experts.
Iran Science, Research and Technology Quality- Controlled Information Gateway