“Different actors and stakeholders need to work together!” – this was the main message of the NI4OS-Europe National Dissemination Event about Open Science, held in Moldova on April 22, 2021. 

The event gave an opportunity to national stakeholders to gain knowledge about recently implemented NI4OS-Europe (National Initiatives for Open Science in Europe) project activities (including support for global efforts on COVID-19) and deliverables, updates on the EOSC (European Open Science Cloud) initiative and establishment of the EOSC Association, EOSC portal and catalogue, practical aspects of the procedure for on-boarding services into EOSC, and components of the NI4OS-Europe pre-production environment, designed to include generic services (compute, data storage, data management), thematic services and repositories. In addition, there were presented the methodology for setting up National Open Science Cloud Initiatives, recent analyses/syntheses on the existing national policies in other countries and implementation of the Open Science practices, an overview of  a research data management plan development.

This three-and-a-half-hour online event was attended by almost 90 representatives of Moldovan universities and research institutions, librarians and policy makers. The event was organised by RENAM, as a NI4OS-Europe partner, with support of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Research of the Republic of Moldova, the National Agency for Research and Development and the Academy of Sciences of Moldova.

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