According to their press release Open Science is a new approach to the dissemination of fresh research results, based on the principles of transparency and collaboration, and using the latest technological developments and digitisation to communicate science. The Position Paper on Open Science aims to accelerate the creation of new knowledge, support education, stimulate innovation, promote transparency in the scientific process and ensure that research results are accessible to both professional communities and the general public.
“The University of Debrecen is one of the largest universities in Hungary, therefore everything that happens here in the fields of education and research is exemplary for other higher education institutions,” the press release quotes István Szabó.
The Vice President of the NRDI Office stressed that it is important to showcase excellence, to disclose publications and data, but this must go beyond the borders of the country, as only international visibility can have an impact on the world, in the fields of science, economy and industry alike.
The University of Debrecen has a tradition of scientific initiatives, which the current accession can raise to an even higher level in the future, he added. Rector Zoltán Szilvássy emphasised the importance of credibility and soundness of publications related to scientific research. Quality assurance is of the utmost importance in science: the credibility of research results can be guaranteed by making them as widely available and transparent as possible, he said. “From now on, Open Science will also be the guarantee at the University of Debrecen, the scientific effectiveness of which is also confirmed by the successful research funds granted to the institution”, said the Rector.