Hamid Bouabid is actually Head of Department of Scientific Research and Higher Education Evaluation at the National Authority of Evaluation within the Higher Council of Education, Training and Scientific Research. He is also Professor at the Mohammed V University in Rabat. Bouabid holds a PhD in Physics from the same university and a Certificate of Studies and Research in Science Policy and Research Evaluation from University of Sussex in UK.
Bouabid had been previously Head of Division at the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research in charge of research evaluation and innovation and before Head of Division at the Ministry of Industry in Morocco, in charge of industrial investment particularly in R&D and technology transfer among others. He was in 2005 and 2006 member and Vice-President of the United Nations Commission on Science and Technology for Development (UNCSTD) and also member of the Research and Technology Organization, a North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) body from 2005 to 2010.
Hamid Bouabid owned 3 patents and published more than 60 scientific papers in international and indexed peer-reviewed journals out of which a dozen in the field of Scientometrics, Research evaluation and Research Policy. He co-edited in 2017 a book ‘The internationalization of scientific research in Morocco’. Bouabid participated also in the Policy Review of Investment and Innovation in Morocco led by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). Bouabid is a reviewer to the well-known journals: Scientometrics, JASIST and Journal of Informetrics.
Since 2015, He is the president of the Association of Scientometrics, Technometrics and Research Evaluation (ASTRE).