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Standing Committee on Scientific and Technological Cooperation

The Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) COMSTECH is an entity created by the OIC in January 1981 to promote cooperation among the 57 OIC member states and to draw up programmes and proposals for increasing the capability of the Muslim countries in the fields of science and technology.

COMSTECH provides human and material resources to further the scientific and technological capabilities of OIC member countries. It aims to assess countries' scientific resources and build indigenous scientific capacity. COMSTECH has facilitated literature search services for young scientists in its member countries, inter-library networks, a visiting scholar programme and a grants programme for young scholars of its member countries.

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