2022 events - MINERVA

ORCID (OPEN RESEARCHER AND CONTRIBUTOR ID) SEMINAR

31st of March,  Yerevan, Armenia

On March 31, 2022, in framework of the ERASMUS+ CBHE MINERVA project - “Strengthening research management and open science capacities of HEIs in Moldova and Armenia” at the Brusov State University was held a seminar "Open Researcher and Contributor ID" (ORCID).

The training was held by Armine Vardanyan, head of the Department of Electronic Information.

The following items were considered at the seminar:

  1. How to register for an ORCID.
  2. How to fill up personal data.
  3. How to enter the articles into the database.
  4. How to generate ORCID with the international scientometric platforms.

The specific objective of such workshops is the personal development of researchers and leading to the Strengthening Research Management and Open Science capacities of Armenian HEIs.

Тhe seminar was attended by lecturers and scientists of the university.

Upon the completion of the seminar all the participants were offered an opportunity to practice the new skills and enter the identifier (ORCID).

 

MINERVA SIXTH CONSORTIUM MEETING

1 of April, online

The 6th WP7 consortium meeting was held online, on April 1, 2022 within the framework of the international program ERASMUS + MINERVA (MINERVA- Strengthening Research Management and Open Science Capacities of HEIs in Moldova and Armenia). Brusov State University (BSU) MINERVA working group members were participating at this meeting among other partners.

During the meeting, the partner universities of the program, including BSU, presented the results, achieved in 2021 according to Operational plan. The BSU coordinator A.Chulyan presented the achievements in MINERVA project implemented by the university.

 

PRACTICAL SEMINAR ON "MODERN SCIENTIFIC INFORMATION DATABASES -

SCIENTIFIC ELECTRONIC SOURCES"

22 of April, Yerevan, Armenia

A practical seminar on "Modern Scientific Databases - Scientific Electronic Sources" was held on April 22 at the BSU Library within the framework of the "National Library Week". The seminar was conducted by Armine Vardanyan, Head of Electronic Information Department.


During the seminar, the participants had the opportunity to get acquainted with modern scientific databases, and the electronic sources which are available in the BSU library. They studied Zotero and Mendeley research programs. The particular attention was paid to the ORCID - international register of unique identifiers for researchers and scholars scientists, its purpose and advantages.
The seminar was attended by BSU lecturers, applicants and students.
It was an interactive seminar with the exchange of ideas.

 

WEBINAR ON RESEARCH MANAGEMENT (ORCID)

FOR THE NATIONAL LIBRARY

25 of April, online

On April 25, the National Library organized the webinar on "Research Management" (ORCID) as a part of the "National Library Week".
The webinar was open and accessible to everyone. Among the participants were employees of some Armenian libraries.


During the webinar the participants learned everything about ORCID, its advantages, entered personal data and works.
The webinar was conducted by V. Armine Vardanyan, Head of the electronic information Department of BSU.

 

PRACTICAL SEMINAR

«RESEARCH MANAGEMENT/ "ORCID"»

28 of April, Yerevan, Armenia

On April 28, 2022, in framework of the MINERVA project - “Strengthening research management and open science capacities of HEIs in Moldova and Armenia” at the Brusov State University was held a seminar “Research management / "ORCID"”.

The ORCID system with its advantages and features was presented during the seminar. The participants got acquainted with the registration process, entering personal data, works publishing, generation of ORCID identifier on international scientific rating platforms.

The seminar was attended by the professor staff of BSU.

The seminar was held by Armine Vardanyan, Head of the Department of Electronic Information of the BSU Library.

 

MINERVA MONITORING VISIT 

15 of June, Yerevan, Armenia

In framework of the MINERVA project - “Strengthening research management and open science capacities of HEIs in Moldova and Armenia” have been conducted the monitoring visit to Brusov State University - partner university from Armenia, on June 15, 2022.

The monitoring team will consist from Rodica Crudu - MINERVA project manager and Anna Madan - MINERVA financial manager.

The visit was targeted at verifying the results of the work done within the frames of Minerva project, deliverables and challenges. The future plans have also been discussed.

 

ORIENTATION SESSIONS WITHIN THE MINERVA INTERNATIONAL PROJECT

In 2021-2022 within the framework of the MINERVA international project ("Strengthening Research Management and Open Science Capacities of HEIs in Moldova and Armenia") Brusov State University (BSU) held a number of events and activities, including orientation sessions in the field of scientific research for students, young researchers and teachers and other stakeholders of academic and scientific-research community. During orientation sessions the participants had the opportunity to get useful information and enrich their knowledge in the field of scientific research field, which also covered the topics on open science, academic integrity, copyright, conduction of research, preparation of research papers, etc.

The orientation sessions were also aimed at supporting and orienting students and young research towards scientific research. The meetings were organized and conducted by the BSU MINERVA working group members, particularly by the BSU Library and Quality Assurance Center.

 

TWO DAY TRAINING ON DSPACE

27-28 of June, Yerevan, Armenia

On June 27 and 28, 2022, in framework of the MINERVA project - "Strengthening research management and open science capacities of HEIs in Moldova and Armenia" at the Brusov State University was held a two day training on DSpace.

During the training, participants explored the features of the DSpace program and functions, how to create collections, enter metadata, learning resources available via the DSpace website, etc. The participants shared their experience with the works already done.

The training was held by Laurie Alvandyan, librarian from the National library of Armenia.

 

TWO DAY SCIENTIFIC AND METHODOLOGICAL SEMINAR "HOW TO WRITE A GRADUATION PAPER" AND "REQUIREMENTS FOR A SCIENTIFIC ARTICLE"

01 and 02 of March, Yerevan, Armenia 

On March 01 and 02, 2022, in framework of the MINERVA project - “Strengthening research management and open science capacities of HEIs in Moldova and Armenia” at the Brusov State University was held a two day scientific and methodological seminar on "How to Write a Graduation Paper" and "Requirements for a Scientific Article".

The seminar was attended by more than 60 second and third year students (Faculties: RFL, EPP, TIC, SSS) and young lecturers. The speaker presented the main principles of the scientific research and answered the questions. The attendees hope that such meetings would be long-lasting.

The seminar was held by Head of the Chair of English at BSU, Doctor of Sciences, Professor Gayane Yeghiazaryan.

 

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE "WORLD TREASURY OF MOTHER TONGUES: NOURISH AND CHERISH. NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL CONTEXT, POLICIES AND PRACTICES TO PRESERVE INDIGENOUS LANGUAGES"

5-7 July, Moscow, Russian Federation

From July 5-7, Anna Chulyan, Director of the National Library of Armenia and BSU Minerva Coordinator, participated in the conference "World Treasury of Mother Tongues: Nourish and Cherish. National and International Context, Policies and Practices to Preserve Indigenous Languages," in Moscow, Russian Federation. Her presentation, titled "Introducing the Armenian Language into Cyberspace: Modern Technologies of Armenian Text Recognition," discussed the pillars of Open Science and their relationship to OCR (Optical Character Recognition), and the significance of the establishment of OCR for the Armenian language in the context of support for Open Science development, scholarly research, and the knowledge economy in Armenia.

The presentation supports the work of the Erasmus+ Minerva project in Armenia, "Strengthening Research Management and Open Science Capacities of HEIs in Moldova and Armenia, 2019-2023." The National Library of Armenia is the Associated Partner of the project to support the aim of the MINERVA: to develop conditions for the implementation of the core principles of Open Science at universities in Armenia. 

The conference was held within the framework of the International Decade of Indigenous Languages and UNESCO Information for All Programme Languages in Cyberspace and Access to Information.