The training 'Open Science and NI4OS-Europe Project’ was held on 28 February 2020 at the Rectorate of the University of Banja Luka.
Vice Rector for Scientific Research and University Development Prof. Goran Latinovic, PhD, says that the University of Banja Luka strives to increase the number of professors and scientists participating in the projects, and this training is an opportunity to see what the possibilities are to get a prestigious project within the Horizon 2020 program.
According to Vice Rector Latinovic, the ’Open Science and NI4OS-Europe Project’ training is an opportunity to gain useful knowledge in order to increase the participation of RS in international projects.
Head of the Department for Scientific Research and International Cooperation at the Ministry of Scientific and Technological Development, Higher Education and Information Society of RS, Branka Savic, said that the Ministry has started the first steps in the implementing of open science, in line with the recommendation of the European Commission.
,,At the beginning of 2020, we were the only ones in BiH to map the research infrastructure, and in line with our methodology, the relevant Federal Ministry and the BiH Ministry of Civil Affairs will make their maps“, she said.
She further explained that in its Strategy for Scientific and Technological Development of the Republic of Srpska 2017-2021 ’Knowledge for the Development’, the Ministry recognized the importance of open science and highlighted it as a priority.
,,In the forthcoming period, we will be working on a new strategy where one of the goals will be open science and one of the measures will be to adopt the relevant regulations’, she said.
This training was an opportunity to show the opportunities of collaboration within the Horizon 2020 NI4OS-Europe project, and through the practical part, participants had the opportunity to learn about selected open data management platforms. The participants of the training had the opportunity to learn from: Associate Professor at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering at the University of Banja Luka Vladimir Risojević, PhD, Senior Assistant at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering Mihajlo Savic, MSc, Senior Associate for Scientific Research at University of Banja Luka Dragana Radulovic, MA, and System Administrator at the National and University Library of RS Goran Talijan.
Open Science – A New Approach to the Scientific Process
Open science is a new approach to the scientific process based on collaboration and new ways of disseminating knowledge using digital technologies and new tools. Open science involves extending the principles of openness to the whole research process, encouraging sharing and collaboration as early as possible, which implies a systematic change in the way science and research are based on. The European Commission recommends that Member States define policies that require free access to research publications and primary data generated through publicly funded projects.