Citizen Science opportunities in Slovakia

The growth of citizen science (CS) is not uniform, even within Europe. While the CS concept is thriving in Western Europe, it is only starting to be recognized in post-socialist countries of Central and Eastern Europe. A comparison of Slovakia with its neighboring countries, the Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary and Ukraine (as neighboring post-socialist European countries) and Austria (as a nearby example of good practice regarding CS), shows some possible explanations of the lack of awareness of...

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Slovak National Strategy for Open Science 2021 - 2028

At the beginning of June 2021, The National Strategy for Open Science 2021 - 2028, with its first Action Plan 2021 - 2022, was adopted by the Slovak government (both in the Slovak language are uploaded below, English version of the National Strategy also). The creation of the National Strategy is an integral part of the Action Plan of the Open Government Partnership Initiative 2020-2021. The Slovak Centre of Scientific and Technical Information (Slovak NOAD) actively participated on preparing th...

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New Open Government Partnership Action Plan in Slovakia for years 2020-2021

In the mid of November, a new  Open Government Partnership Action Plan​  2020-2021 was adopted in Slovakia, already the forth OGP Action Plan in order. The first one has already been implemented in 2012. The OGP 2020-2021 Action Plan builds on previous action plans. Topics concerning open data, open education, open science, open justice and citizen participation remain represented, only with new objectives and priorities:​     1. Open Data- to regularly publicly inform a...


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Open Access Week in Slovakia

During Open Access week in Slovakia we organized two events. On 22.10 we had webinar "Open science is here for you" on the basics of open science and how to get involved. Around 40 people attended from all over Slovakia.  On 24.10.2019 we organized OpenAIRE workshop "Open Access: its opportunities and challenges" with 4 speakers. During the workshop participants could play a quiz about Open Science (topics were Open Access, CC Licenses, Open Data, Predatory Publishing and Plan S). ​Time ​​O...


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Workshop about the future of scholarly journals in Slovakia

​In Bratislava on April 11, 2019 we held a workshop on the future of scholarly journals in Slovakia. This was the second time we organized a workshop dedicated solely to Open Access journals. The main goal was to gather Open Access journal publishers and discuss the problems they are facing in Slovakia. The workshop was carried out in English and Slovak.  The main guest was Guillaume Rivalle from Clarivate Analytics who talked about supporting of publishin...

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Open Access week 22-28. October 2018 in Slovakia

 During Open Access week in Slovakia, we organized 2 events – a webinar and our national OpenAIRE workshop. We also provided materials for libraries, which they could download from our website and reuse. The Webinar was held on 23rd October and was about Creative Commons licenses. Around 15 people attended. Our speaker Zuzana Adamová discussed the basics of how and where to use CC licenses. The OpenAIRE Workshop happened the day after, on 24th October...

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Open access policy conference in Slovakia

Over 150 participants from Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Germany and Slovakia attended a conference “Open access policy of Slovakia in the European context 2015 – current state and perspectives” hosted on 25 March 2015 in Bratislava by the Slovak Centre of Scientific and Technical Information (SCSTI), a National Point of Reference for open access (OA), OpenAIRE National OA Desk, and a Key Node organization in PASTEUR4OA project. Conference presentations are available here. OA policy in Slova...

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