The ERCIM team would like to thank Mr Mongi Safra, Tunisian Secretary of State for scientific research and technology and Dr Refaat Chaabouni, his Director of prospective, planning and evaluation for their help in the preparation and conduct of this evaluation of the Tunisian research in Information Technologies. We also thank all the Directors of institutions which have been visited as well as their staff for having answered our questions with both accuracy and kindness.