Who are we ?
The project ESTIME is a contract (number 510696 under call FP6-2002-INCO-COMultilatRTD/SSA-5) of the DG Research.
The IRD team in this project is composed of researchers with a strong track in this area:
Rigas Arvanitis, project coordinator, specialist on innovation studies
Roland Waast, coordinator of studies on the science systems in Africa and Morocco;
Ali El Kenz, professor, knowledge sociologist, expert on developing countries, specifically Arab countries;
Mina Kleiche, historian of science, specialized on Morocco;
Pénélope Larzillière, sociologist, specialized on the Middle East;
Pascal Renaud, computer scientist, specialist on IT in developing countries;
Jacques Gaillard, researcher, specialist on international scientific cooperation;
Anne Sophie Boisard, permanent assistant to the project.
The “Observatoire des Sciences et Techniques (OST)” which is a French unit specialized on science indicators, will participate in the creation of bibliometric indicators and will also collaborate with the ESTIME network and IRD in the production of country reports. At the closing dates of the project, OST will draft a proposal on the creation of a network of science indicators units for the Mediterranean countries.
Research centers and teams collaborate in Morocco, Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Syria, and Palestinian Territories.
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