past event

Open Science and the Case Study of War-Torn Ukraine

In 2017, UNESCO published guidelines and recommendations for promoting Open Science. These guidelines are intended to assist Member States in implementing open access policies and practices. Since then, the Open Science Movement has faced many challenges and there have been various changes in the implementation of open science in different countries.

Ukraine has recognized the importance of open access to research results as a step toward increasing the visibility of Ukrainian science and fostering international collaboration. As such, the country is actively working to promote open access (OA) to research and scientific publications. At the same time, Ukraine is under invasion by a neighboring country, the Russian Federation, which has been at war with Ukraine since 2014. In this virtual public webinar, we will discuss how Ukraine’s research community and government agencies are progressing and producing success stories in an extremely challenging environment. The discussion will also explore how our world can further the idea of Open Science and learn from the case study of Ukraine.

Oleksandr Berezko – Associate Professor at Lviv Polytechnic National University and Founder and President of Open Science and Innovation (Ukraine-based NGO)

Paloma Marín-Arraiza– Engagement Manager (Global Consortia) of ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID)

Yulia Bezvershenko – former Director General of Directorate for Science and Innovation at the Ministry of Education and Science for Ukraine and former Fellow of the Ukrainian Emerging Leaders Program at the Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law at Stanford University

Vaughan Turekian – Executive Director of Policy & Global Affairs at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine

Serhii Zharinov – Acting Director of the Ukrainian Research Center for the Development of Information Technologies and
Coordinator of System NAUKA Creation Projects (

Moderated by Nataliya Shulga – Senior Manager of Global Science at the Aspen Institute Science & Society Program and Co-Founder of the Ukrainian Science Club


Event information
Tue Dec 12, 2023
12:00pm - 1:15pm EDT