Aims of the site
Promote the scientific and technical work of French-speaking physiotherapists.
Facilitate access to information for both professionals and students
Improve knowledge and research in the domain of physiotherapy.
Values and founding principles
The Kinedoc collaboration was built on different guiding principles in terms of the functioning and participation:
The project is based on the organisation of a network of institutional partners and professionals (figure 1).
public or private organisms contribute to the project via grants and by making available material and human resources.
public or private organisms support the project, without contributing material or human resources. Their participation consists of moral support and/or a guarantee of credibility.
Group made up of representants of institutional partners and promoters, representants of potential users and a methodologist; independent personalities, experts or "expert opinions", or knowledge groups who are not part of the co-promoting organisations.
The steering committee covers the logistics of the project, sets the goals of the development of the site, determines the work methods, names the administrators, analyses the current and potential risks and decides the promotion strategy. The steering committee is assisted by technical advisors (documentalists, computer engineer, etc) and the webmaster that regulates the activity of the site.
are the documentation professionals or physiotherapists in charge of the theme sections and the database. They insure the human functioning of the prospection and the indexing of texts in relation to their domain. They coordinate and carry out the activity of their department at the steering committee.
Indexers and correspondents
documentation professionals and physiotherapists, are also the organising correspondents of conferences and professional public events. The Indexers and correspondents are in charge of collecting the data and indexing it in the database.
Each referent is responsible for indexing a documentary source attributed to him according to his professional surroundings and possibilities (follow-up of theses, subscriptions, institutions, etc), according to eventual similar activities (indexation for a local library, conference planning, etc), and his available time, previously identified and declared. Each referent signs a charter of commitment which specifies his function, field of indexing covered and features of the volunteer.
Technological construction and life of the site
The search engine, the index and consultation interface were created by the National Institute of Applied Science (l'Institut National des Sciences Appliquées) of Rouen. The overall development was coordinated by Guillaume BOULBES, engineer in the architecture of computer systems.
Site webmaster : Paul LYONNAZ
Distribution of the initial investment
University Agence for french-speaking communities:
hosting and maintenance
French National Authority for Health (Haute Autorité de Santé):
supervision of the development
Association for the promotion of allied health professions:
project steering, deployment an international network