Observatories, Chairs and Laboratories
CIRST also hosts the Observatoire des sciences et des technologies (OST), an organization devoted to the measurement of science, technology and innovation. Since its inauguration in 1997, the OST The OST has developed a world-class expertise in research evaluation, through a sustained commitment in four key areas: 1) Implementation and maintenance of databases; 2) Development of research and evaluation methodologies; 3) Basic research in scientometrics and 4) Production of scientometric and technometric evaluative studies. Six chairs are affiliated with the Centre:
- The Canada Research Chair in Philosophy of the Life Sciences (Christophe Malaterre)
- The Canada Research Chair on the Transformations of Scholarly Communications (Vincent Larivière)
- The Canada Research Chair in Applied Epistemology (François Claveau)
- The Canada Research Chair in the creation, development and the commercialization of innovation (Catherine Beaudry)
- The Canada Research Chair in New Digital Environments and Cultural Intermediation (Jonathan Roberge)
- The Canada Research Chair in Medical Humanities and History of biological thought (Pierre-Olivier Méthot)
CIRST is also home to the Laboratoire de communication médiatisée par ordinateur (LabCMO). The LabCMO is dedicated to research and socio-technical experimentation studying participative cultures, citizen engagement, free software, and human-computer interactions and communication.
This content has been updated on 15 January 2021 at 10 h 15 min.