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Open Science in the Republic of Moldova, Topic Discussed During a National Conference


The 2nd edition of the National Scientific Conference “Open Science in the Republic of Moldova” will be held on October 27-28, in Chisinau. The event is organized by the Information Society Development Institute, in partnership with the State University of Moldova, within the Project “Stimulating the Commitment of the Republic of Moldova in Open Science: Methodological and Applied Support”.

The Conference is attended by researchers, librarians, publishers, practitioners, infrastructure providers and policy decision makers. This meeting provides a discussion platform for all parties interested in the latest and future developments in the field.

Present at the opening event, Andrei Popa, Deputy Director General of the State Agency on Intellectual Property (AGEPI), emphasized the importance of intellectual property (IP) in the context of Open Science. “Closely related to the field of IP is the activity of research, development and innovation, which constitutes a strategic component for economic growth and social progress. Thus, science, technology and innovation represent fields that generate technological progress, ensuring the sustainability of development and the prospective economic competitiveness of the Republic of Moldova”, added Andrei Popa. At the same time, the Deputy Director General of AGEPI assured the entire scientific community in the Republic of Moldova of the full support of the State Agency on Intellectual Property in the process of protection and exploitation of intellectual property objects, both in the country and abroad.

The agenda of the event is focused on exploring emerging challenges and opportunities with an impact on the scientific community of the Republic of Moldova to respond to the new paradigm of Open Science.

Open Science represents a new approach to how scientific research is conducted and organized, based on cooperation and new ways of disseminating knowledge, using digital technologies and new cooperation tools. This approach is generated by the exponential growth of information and the availability of digital technologies, driven by the globalization of the scientific community, as well as the increasingly pressing demand from society to find solutions to the great challenges of our time.