OPEN SCIENCE IN ALBANIA: FIRST OPEN-SCIENCE POLICY IMPLEMENTED IN ALBANIA
Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski” (BULGARIA)
About this paper:
Conference name: 13th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 5-6 July, 2021
Location: Online Conference
Abstract:Open Science is considered the future of Research. To enhance the trend of Open Science, research institutions usually implement an Open Science Policy to be followed by the researchers.
Previous work done showed that Albania is in the early steps towards Open Science, but fully supports it. A survey was disseminated and analyzed in the previous works. A key finding is that survey results stated that no Open-Access Policy or Mandate has been implemented in Albania.
Following a collaboration with the Albanian Universities, a policy to be implemented is created. The goal of this Open-Access Policy is to follow the trend of Open-Science in Albania. Some Albanian Universities are currently in the process of reviewing and implementing such Policy. The mandate aims to aid the Open Science and sees it as a key element for increasing the impact of Research into the Albanian Community.
The final goal of the first Open-Science Policy in Albania is to make the research data FAIR and facilitate the access of knowledge for all Albanian researchers.
Keywords: Open Science, Open Access, Open Science Policy.