The ORRG is happy to announce that the OPTIMA project has published its first to deliverables, both led by our own Stefan Reichmann, with extensive contributions by Anja Rainer. The two reports are based on extensive consultations on the characteristics of the Ukrainian academic system and the implications for Open Science uptake. The consultations were held as part of two workshops, one organized by TU Graz/ORRG (March 2021) and one organized by our colleagues at Université Cote d’Azur. The first of these reports (to be found here) details “Requirements to the Open Peer Review Platform”, to be developed by our Ukrainian partners and with consultation of the ORRG in the coming months. The main recommendations concern the flexibility of the platform with respect to different elements of Open Peer Review (e.g. Open Identities) and the degree of openness allowed, as well as building a dedicated peer community. The second report (to be found here) details “Requirements to Updated Courses with New Subjects on Open Science”. It contains a roadmap for Open Science training implementation, recommending the identification of dedicated gatekeepers at target institutions. Both deliverables have been submitted to the European Commission as well as published on the website of our project coordinator (Lviv Polytechnic National University).
ORRG Project Contact: Stefan Reichmann