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All Russian scientific organizations to gain access to world database — Livanov

November 08, 2015, 6:56 UTC+3 WASHINGTON
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WASHINGTON, November 8 /TASS/. All Russian scientific and educational establishments will have had full access to international databases since the start of 2015, Dmitry Livanov, Russian minister of education and science, said on Saturday.

"We have finally solved the problem, which we could not solve for decades: how to subscribe all Russian scientific and educational organizations to all major international databases. Starting from this year, all our scientific and educational establishments have been provided with full information support in full measure," Livanov told the sixth annual conference of the Russian-Speaking Academic Science Association [RASA].

He noted that the formation of open information medium was a trend according to which the world science has been developing. "Russia is no exception. The digital medium allows Russia and Russian science to be part of the common scientific space and participate in scientific, educational and cultural dialogue," Livanov stressed.

He said that his ministry was creating a major information exchange network. "If there is no quick and smart access to modern scientific data, this work cannot be effective. We are currently building a system of digital Internet interaction with an aim to be in touch with the Russian scientific community. We are focusing predominantly on Russian scientists," Livanov went on to say. In his speech, he emphasized that excessive bureaucracy was one of the key problems of Russian science. "It’s one of the key tasks which we are solving now," he said.

Interaction between Russian scientists with their compatriots and researchers abroad was one of the central themes at a meeting on Saturday.

RASA was founded in Boston in 2009. It has more than 300 members. Natives of the former Soviet Union who are engaged in science and work in the territory of North America can become its member.

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