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Supporting EOSC
Co-funded by the European Union
Co-funded by UKRI

Open Science and Research Data Competence Centre OSC@MK

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Establishment year
2024 (in establishment)
The initial activities regarding open science and research data management in North Macedonia were done within the NI4OS-Europe project, with the establishment of NOSCI@MK. With all public universities coming together to acknowledge the importance of practicing open science led by the Ss. Cyril and Methodius University that also represents the country in the EOSC Association, the next step has been the development of Open Science infrastructure (the OSC lab) and the Open Science and Research Data Competence Centre that will continue to drive the implementation of the adopted Open Science Policy.
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Organization/unit structure, e.g.
The Open Science and Research Data Competence Centre is organised as a separate centre under the Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje. It supports and collaborates with all researchers not just within the university, but on the national level via the MoUs signed within NOSCI@MK. It has a separate subunit that focuses on the use and support of the Open Science Lab.
The competences that are in the main focus area of OSC@MK are as follows:
  • Putting Open Science into practice
  • Research Data management
  • Implementation of the FAIR principles
  • Open Science ELSI aspects
Individuals and Institutions/Organizations
Ss. Cyril and Methodius University and all its related Faculties, Research Institutes and Associated Organisations. Via the NOSCI@MK MoU, the network is extended to all public universities in North Macedonia including the State University in Tetovo, St. Clement of Ohrid University in Bitola, St. Paul the Apostol University in Ohrid, the Goce Delchev University in Stip and the Mother Teresa University, as well as the National Research and Education Network MARNET. For the use and support of the OSC lab, the Computing Centre of the Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering is acting as a user support unit.
Services offered
  • OS related training (formal and informal)
  • Data management support and tools
  • Policy development templates and guidance
  • Open Science Lab
Training materials, policies templates, tools repository, data repository and computing infrastructure for open science practitioners
Operational Tools
Events management system, virtual trainings platform, OSC lab reservation system, OSC lab support ticketing system
Is part of EOSC ecosystem?
The Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering at the Ss. Cyril and Methodius University, the OSC@MK legal backing entity is the North Macedonia Mandated organisation in the EOSC-A.