Hicham Boutracheh


Bio: Hicham Boutracheh, Head, The Moroccan Institute for Scientific and Technical Information (IMIST), CNRST, Morocco

Hicham BOUTRACHEH, an engineer, had experience in industrial trades before joining the CNRST. He then participated in setting up a scientific and technological monitoring activity at the CNRST. This allowed him to develop a better understanding of the issues related to innovation and technological development for Morocco. Since his appointment as head of IMIST 2 years ago, he has been involved in the development of IST at the service of Moroccan researchers and to increase the productivity and visibility of their scientific publications.

Abstract: "Why and How IMIST is Committed to Promote Open Science"

IMIST is an entity of the National Center for Scientific and Technical Research (CNRST). Who is a major R&D operator in Morocco.
IMIST carries out projects that fall within its main mission to:

1- support the national R&D system, in particular researchers, by setting up content and documentary services related to access to scientific and technical information (STI) and
2- Promote the national scientific heritage, such as theses, scientific journals, books and other research data.

Before that, IMIST is carrying out reflections to understand and thus better promote open access to STI, which is a major aspect of Open Science.

In this sens, the follow-up of scientific publications produced in international collaboration and those in OA journals is an important track to monitor.