BOOSTING ENGAGEMENT OF SERBIAN UNIVERSITIES IN OPEN SCIENCE

BE-OPEN (Boosting Engagement of Serbian Universities in Open Science) is a structural project funded under the Erasmus+ Capacity Building in Higher Education action. The project is coordinated by the University of Novi Sad, Serbia. The main objective of the project is to develop conditions for the implementation of the core principles of Open Science at universities in Serbia.

Open science, open innovation, and openness to the world are set as one of the main research and innovation strategies in the European Research Area. Open science provides an effective framework for the enhancement of research transparency, dissemination, collaborations, and accountability. Serbian academic community have recognized the importance and advantages of open science principles which is manifested through the numerous initiatives undertaken by the government bodies, faculties, libraries, NGOs, and journal publishers. However, in the absence of coordination, compromise on standards, and a solid legislative support, these initiatives seem isolated and ineffective from the global point of view. The main aim of the Project is to foster, standardize, and coordinate the implementation of open science principles at Serbian universities. The Project objective is threefold: 1. to advance national and institutional guidelines, policies, and incentives related to the open science, 2. to establish digital repositories at all Serbian universities and to foster their infrastructural development and interoperability, and 3. to build institutional and individual capacities in order to ensure the sustainable implementation of open science principles and enhance the social inclusiveness and accountability of publicly-funded research.

BE-OPEN OBJECTIVES

At the policy level, the aim is to develop the strategy at university level, which should harmonize the basic principles of treatment of the scientific research results with the highest European standards.

Open Access
At the level of technical capacity, tools for digital repositories of scientific papers and scientific data will be developed. Repositories will be created in accordance with the standards that will enable easy connection to existing repositories of scientific papers. Digital repository will be the foundation for the creation of a platform for the transfer of technology between higher education, industry and the public. The platform will include a registry, containing data provided by all potential participants in the transfer of knowledge and technology. The participants in this process will be both scientific institutions (scientific centers, laboratories, start-up companies within the universities), and all parties interested in the application of scientific research results, such as companies, scientific and cultural institutions.

At the level of enhancing professional knowledge and skills, educational seminars will be organized for the researchers, journal editors and potential users of scientific knowledge and technologies in the fields of economy, culture and other educational institutions. The active use of the results of scientific and artistic work will be enabled both for researchers and the community.

At the level of implementation of project results, adequate monitoring of scientific and artistic production will be implemented at all universities in Serbia. This model of monitoring is essential for the process of evaluation of scientific work, transparency and visibility of scientific results.

Finally, at the level of integration of science and technology within the framework of the open access defined by the European Commission, project activities will provide the possibility for programme countries to contribute to the implementation of the basic principles of open science outside the EU framework.

BE-OPEN WORK PACKAGES

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WP1
Mapping the Current Open Science Potentials at Serbian Universities
P1
Analyse the existing national legislatives and institutional policies related to the implementation of OSP in research and education
Report on the existing national legislatives and institutional incentives related to the implementation of open science principles in research and education
  
  
  
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Analyse the current state of affairs regarding the infrastructure interoperability and technical support for the implementation of OSP at the Serbian HEIs
Report on the current open science practice in Serbia and the registry of institutional open science repositories and related information infrastructures
  
  
  
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Analyse the attitudes towards and knowledge of OSP among university officials, researchers, journal editors, and PhD students
Mapping the situation regarding the awareness and knowledge of open science principles within academic community
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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Building a technological infrastructure to support the implementation of open science principles at Serbian universities
Prerequisites for building technical solutions for open science at universities
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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Developing and Adjusting Guidelines, Policies, and Incentives
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Conduct a study visit to transfer know-how regarding national legislatives and institutional strategies for open science in EU countries
Study visit to the Leiden University and University of Udine to transfer know-how regarding on EU open science practices and transfer of know-how regarding the guidelines, mandates, and legislations underpinning open science in research and education
  
  
  
  
  
  
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Define a set of guidelines and directives for successful implementation of OSP in research and education at the national level
Guidelines and directives for successful implementation of open science principles in research and education at the national level
  
  
  
  
  
  
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Prepare policies and adjust bylaws at the institutional level to support the defended national directives related to the implementation of OSP
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Provide recommendations for the national action plan for improving the impact and accountability of publicly-funded research through the implementation of open access principles
Recommendations to the national Action Plan for improving the impact and accountability of publicly-funded research through the implementation of open science principles (incorporated into National Strategy for Scientific and Technological Development)
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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Infrastructural Support for the Open Science Principles
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Conduct a study visit to transfer experience and knowledge related to research data planning, sharing, and management
Study visit to London to transfer experience and knowledge related to research data planning, sharing, and management
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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Define the national standards and guidelines for the development of Web services, institutional repositories, and databases enabling the implementation of OSP
National standards and guidelines for the development of web services, institutional repositories and databases enabling the implementation of open science principles
  
  
  
  
  
  
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Develop, standardize, and integrate institutional repositories as open science platforms at the Serbian HEIs
Development, standardization and integration of institutional repositories as open science platforms at the Serbian HEIs
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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Develop a Web service for the knowledge transfer between universities and industry
Development of web service for the knowledge transfer between universities and industry
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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Building Capacities for Implementation of Open Science Principles
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Conduct a study visit to transfer experience and knowledge related to the university-industry linkages and the evaluation of research impacts
Study visit to the National Technical University of Athens to transfer experience and knowledge related to the university-industry linkages and the evaluation of research impacts
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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Build the registry of private foundations and non-government research funders for open science research
Building the registry of private foundations and non-governmental institutions funding research
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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Organize workshops and seminars for the education of researchers, journal editors, and possible funders in using institutional repositories and open science sources
Training of university staff, policy makers, journal editors, and research benefactors in use of open science platforms
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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Define the set of indicators to monitor and evaluate the effects of the implementation of OSP at the Serbian HEIs
Evaluation methodology for monitoring the usage of open science platforms and the performance and impact of research at Serbian universities
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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Quality Control of Project Activities
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Quality reports on project actions
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Evaluation reports on project achievements by EU partner
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Fine tuning of university procedures and regulations
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External audit
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Dissemination and Exploatation
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Raising awareness on open science policies developed at national and institutional level
Raising awareness on open science policies developed at national and institutional level
  
  
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Develop, design and maintain project website
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Develop, design and maintain open science webpage
Open science webpage developed and updated
  
  
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National and institutional open science policies and strategies implemented at universities in Serbia
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Advanced support system for implementation of open science at Serbian universities
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Management
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