Athar is an initiation by the American University of Beirut’s Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs.
The portal’s goal is to build an online archive of both completed and ongoing research projects by teams that include researchers in the Arab world or that study problems of the region.
The projects can be in any discipline, and they may be described in Arabic, English, or French. It’s primarily an Arabic portal, however, as its founders believe it’s important to enrich access to research in Arabic.
“The portal is a tool to link researchers, policymakers, international organizations, donors, civil society, finance agencies, and the public to access and benefit from scientific research,” said Sari Hanafi, a professor of sociology at the American University of Beirut and founder and director of the portal.
The project is now inviting researchers to enter their projects on PSISR and describe what the expected social impact of their research will be. You can find more about registration by clicking here!
Recently, SASTA partnered with Athar, we are proud of this partnership which aims to support Arab researchers in all the reign!