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Ministry for Innovation and Technology: Hungary joins the international Open Science initiative
19 October 2021
Modified: 26 October 2021
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Deputy Secretary of State Tibor Gulyás announces the new initiative for open science in Hungary. The first national level Position Paper on Open Science was launched yesterday by the advisory committee of the National Resarch, Development and Innovation Office.
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Budapest, Monday, 18 October 2021 (MTI) - Hungary has joined the Open Science initiative, which aims to make the results of research, development and innovation accessible to all, Tibor Gulyás, Deputy Secretary of State of the Ministry for Innovation and Technology (ITM), announced on Monday at an event organised by the National Research, Development and Innovation Office (NRDI Office).

Open science is a new approach to scientific communication, based on the principles of transparency and collaboration, an innovative way to disseminate fresh research results using the latest technological developments and digitalisation.

Tibor Gulyás stressed that the accession will allow the free use of the results, documents and information generated through research and development.

He recalled that on the initiative of the NRDI Office, a panel of experts consisting of representatives of leading Hungarian scientific institutions and organisations had formulated a professional position on open science.

Open science, based on transparency and collaboration, creates new opportunities for the exploitation of scientific results. The open science movement, being already widespread in international science policy, is also linked to the relevant policy objectives of the European Union, he explained.

Tibor Gulyás told MTI (Hungarian Press Agency) that the significance of Hungary’s accession is an expression of collective commitment to open science, for which it provides its own assets and resources, and embodies a new approach within EU cooperation.

István Szabó, Vice President for Science and International Affairs of the NRDI Office, said that the Office is planning motivational measures to encourage more people to join the open science approach. As an example, he mentioned that open science is mainstreamed in the calls for proposals. This will open up the world of science, promote collaboration and increase civil society’s trust in science.

According to the NRDI Office’s statement, the position paper on open science, published on Monday, explains the principles in detail. The document concludes with a call inviting the scientific community in the country to join the eleven supporting organisations.

Download Position Paper on Open Science PDF (455 KB)

Updated: 26 October 2021
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