Open Science

Open Science Policy 

The University Senate of the Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, at its 19th session held on 31 March 2022y, adopted the Open Science Policy of UKIM, part of the strategy and activities aimed at promoting the principles of open science, as well as open science practices.

The UKIM Open Science policy is a way to proclaim progress in science and the diffusion of knowledge for the benefit of society through the adoption of various open, accessible, interoperable, reproducible and responsible research practices, as an important goal of the University's strategic documents.

It is a step towards removing barriers to sharing any kind of research results, in the direction of improving the international visibility and presenting the University as a qualified partner in research projects and research area, at the regional and pan-European level.

Open Access Week 

International Open Access Week is a global, community-driven week of action to open up access to research.

The theme for this year’s International OA Week, to be held October 25-31, will be “It Matters How We Open Knowledge: Building Structural Equity.”  It intentionally aligns with the provisionally adopted UNESCO Recommendation on Open Science, of which Open Access is a crucial component.

"Open Science should embrace a diversity of knowledge, practices, workflows, languages, research outputs and research topics that support the needs and epistemic pluralism of the scientific community as a whole, diverse research communities and scholars, as well as the wider public and knowledge holders beyond the traditional scientific community, including Indigenous Peoples and local communities, and social actors from different countries and regions, as appropriate." (UNESCO Recommendation on Open Science, Page 7)

UKIM support open access in a variety of ways. Almost all of the journals supported by UKIM are with open access to general public. Please find available journals published by UKIM members here.

Vladimir Trajkovikj Ph.D. from FCSE is a UKIM ambassador for open science. He was an initiator for UKIM to sign Berlin Declaration for open access. He is UKIM representative in OpenAIRE - AMKE, and Macedonian representative in the Open access research infrastructure in the Western Balkans.

NI4OS training event: NI4OS National Capacity Building Training 

The training, in the form of a webinar, will be organized through the training platform developed within the NI4OS project.

Date & time: Starts 15 Oct 2021, 10:00
Ends 15 Oct 2021, 13:00

More information, as well as the registration form, at the following link.

National Open Science Cloud Initiative 

National Open Science Cloud Initiative NOSCI.mk

SS. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje Member of OpenAIRE Network 

From 2020, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje has been approved as a member of OpenAIRE which represents the European Research Network.

The goal of OpenAIRE is to make science open and transparent, to provide innovative ways to communicate and monitor research, and to transform society through validated scientific knowledge. In addition, the platform enables citizens, educators, donors, civil servants and industry to find ways to make science useful to themselves, their work environment and society.

OpenAIRE has developed a network of partners over the years that houses a total of 65 European universities, research centers and institutions. The network consists of the National Open Access Contact Points (NOADs) managed by the European Support Office which supports the coordinated transition to open science.

The network provides interoperability services that connect research and enable researchers, funders and research administrators to easily embrace open science. It also links research outcomes (publications, information, software) with their creators (researchers, institutions, donors), enabling discovery, transparency, repeatability and quality assurance of research.

You can find more about the OpenAIRE network here.