Funded in 1998, the International Center for Scientific Research (CIRS) is an international scientific organization, dedicated to promoting and contributing to the advancement of science and knowledge.
The CIRS is recognized as a professional organization (SIREN : 424 516 433 – APE : 911C). « CIRS – International Center for Scientific Research » is a registered trademark (INPI, N°013 106 482, published in the Official Bulletin of Industrial Property BOPI 01/47 VOL II, on November 23, 2001).
In 1999, the CIRS created an information and education portal of scientific websites, that has since become a valuable worldwide reference. It is designed for the largest audience : scientists, researchers, students and all those interested in science. All the information in the CIRS website is freely available to any user anywhere in the world, according to its ethics and its mission.
Each section covers all the major scientific disciplines : science (life sciences, earth sciences, physics, mathematics, astronomy, chemistry...), humanities (archaeology, anthropology...), medicine and technology.
The databases are updated daily. The only condition to be listed in the CIRS directories is to have a website containing only scientific content.
The CIRS portal is proposed in four languages : English, French, Spanish and Arabic.
The CIRS portal is a unique concept on the internet, through one of the world’s most extensive collections of online resources covering science :
• the diffusion of the scientific information and the promotion of research results ;
• a directory of researchers and institutions (universities, institutes, laboratories, learned societies) around the globe, to improve the exchange of information both from the scientific community to the general public as well as within the academic and professional community ;
• an international directory of scientific prizes and awards, and their recipients ;
• an international directory of academic libraries and scientific bookshops ;
• a directory of major online academic and research journals ;
• a selection of major reference works and handbooks.