A series of seminars within the frames of “Minerva” program

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A series of seminars for researchers and employees of scientific journals have taken place within the frames of “Minerva” program (“Strengthening research management and open science capacities in HEIs in Moldova and Armenia”) at Armenian State University of Economics on March 24 and 28.

The aim of the seminars is to introduce the toolset of open science and research platforms to the researchers and editors as well capacities and benefits of the “open science” by means of open access principles and efficient application of the methodologies.

ASUE coordinator, head of fundraising division Nerses Gevorgyan, at the start of the seminar (“Minerva” program) presented the target objectives of the program, activities and achievements carried out within its frames.

ASUE vice-rector for Science Tatul Mkrtchyan addressed the main principles and peculiarities of “open science” system, the importance of the “open science” policy at ASUE, activities implemented in this direction as well as possible challenges and perspectives.

Tatul Mkrtchyan introduced the establishment and strengthening of technical and content infrastructures in research sphere, installation of mechanisms to prevent plagiarism and academic ethics violations and storage of research results at ASUE.

ASUE EURAXESS coordinator, head of the chair of Mathematical Methods in Economics Evgenya Bazinyan addressed the primary strategies for the development and professional growth of researchers’ professional capacities, perspectives created by the HR Excellence in Research award for the university and researchers. She introduced EURAZESS pan-European researcher platform and the opportunities it offers.

Senior expert and deputy director of ASUE “Amberd” Research Center, head of the chair of Social Science Vardan Atoyan presented the international scientific databases and opportunities.

Director of “Amberd” Research Center, deputy editor of “ASUE Messenger” scientific journal Davit Hakhverdyan addressed the methodologies of scientific and research activities including references in scientific publications and plagiarism.

An active discussion was held between participants and speakers during the seminars.