Working group members consisting of University of Prishtina (UP) officials and Faculty Representatives held their first workshop towards defining the main features of the Regulation on Open Access to Research Infrastructure. The Working Group is being guided/supported through International Expertise by Ms. Ilire Hasani Mavriqi, enabled by HERAS Plus, in close cooperation with University of Prishtina, respectively Vice Rector for Scientific Research Mr. Kurtesh Sherifi and The Office for Sponsored Research.
Ms. Fitore Fazliu, Thematic Coordinator for Research and Innovation, chaired the meeting and the discussions towards different topics related to the inventory, management, and levels of access to research infrastructure, which led to substantial inputs towards finalizing the Regulation. Working Group members considered the presented work a solid foundation for establishing the necessary procedures that will enable collaborative research by utilizing the existing research infrastructure.
The HERAS Plus project Expert Ms. Ilire Hasani Mavriqi presented the preliminary findings and draft of the Regulation for open discussion. The presented material was considered by WG members as a solid foundation for establishing the necessary procedures which will enable collaborative research through utilizing the existing research infrastructure.
The Regulation on Open Access to Research Infrastructure will be finalized in August 2021 and is expected to contribute towards increasing transparency and participation in research related activities within UP, increase international visibility and re-usability of research, whilst supporting emerging funder expectations and preparing towards joining the respective International Networks for Open Access to Research Infrastructure. Two more workshop will be organized until the finalization of the Regulation.