Compendium 2003 - CERIST - Basic Information

Full name of the organisation (in English) Research Center on Scientific and Technical Information
Full name of the organisation in the national language(s) Centre de Recherche sur l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Abbreviation in English CERIST
Abbreviation in national language(s) CERIST
Visiting address Rue des Trois Freres Aissiou
City / Postal code Ben-Aknoun / Algiers
Postal address (if different)
Postal code  
Country Algeria
Year the first research network operations started 1996
Year in which research networking was started as a dedicated organisational unit  
Year in which the NREN was founded in its current form  
History URL  
Fax +213 21 91 21 26 - +213 21 91 62 10
Phone +213 21 91 21 36 - +213 21 91 24 35
General e-mail address
Convention used for individual e-mail addresses  

Remarks regarding this section The mission of CERIST is to develop the R&D activities related with technologies of Information for the benefit of all the scientific institutions and to provide services to all the scientific communities. Since 1986 the CERIST has promoted the use of access to all the bibliographic dada bases in different fields and created in different universities a point of presence to facilitate the use of these services to the researchers, teachers and students. In 1994, just after CERIST was connected to the Internet, the universities have started to use Internet services with dialup connection provided by CERIST in Algiers first and gradually in most of the Algerian cities where there is a university.
The research network project has started in 1996 with the connection of most of the important universities and gradually each university has joined the network.
CERIST has defined a backbone-IP at national level to organize the architecture of the Research Network and has promoted the use of all Internet services (dns, mail, web, remote access, ...) in each institution.