Within the Erasmus+ project BE-OPEN, managed by the University of Novi Sad, a publication entitled Open Science: Practices and Perspectives was published, which is available at the University of Novi Sad (OPEN) repository.
The publication aims to make available to all researchers topics that are changing the entire international research space, introducing new rules of academic conduct and new academic skills. The legal and technical infrastructure for open science has been developed as part of the project, and the many important areas of open science that need to involve researchers in current scientific developments form the backbone of this publication.
The publication explains in more detail the principles of open science, depositing research results and data in an institutional repository, the possibility of preregistering research, open review, open code, open methodology, and the functionality of the Dspace-CRIS platform, which is the basis of institutional repositories in Serbia.
Erasmus+ project Boosting Engagement of Serbian Universities in Open Science – BE-OPEN is one of the coordinating projects at the University of Novi Sad. The project is financed by the EU programme Erasmus+, Key Action 2 – Capacity Building in the field of Higher Education. Partners in the project are all public higher education institutions in Serbia, Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia and four EU higher education institutions: University of Leiden, the Netherlands, University od Udine, Italy, Goldsmiths, University of London, United Kingdom and National Technical University of Athens, Greece.
The goals of the BE-OPEN project are to:
Advance national and institutional guidelines, policies and incentive related to open science;
Establish digital repositories at all Serbian universities and to foster their infrastructural development and interoperability;
Build institutional and individual capacities in order to ensure sustainable implementation of open science principles and enhance inclusiveness and accountability of publicly-funded research.