By: Nurul Ezzaty Mohd Azhari
Photo: Mozaid Idris
KUALA LUMPUR, July 14 - Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for the Malaysia Open Science Platform (MOSP) pilot project with the Academy of Sciences Malaysia (ASM) today to strengthen the practice of sharing raw national research data.
MOSP is among the initiatives under the National Science, Technology and Innovation Policy 2021-2030 to encourage open data sharing for technology development through research, development, commercialisation and innovation (R&D and C&I) in research, industry players and civil society.
UPM Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation), Prof. Dr Nazamid Saari, represented UPM Vice-Chancellor, YH. Prof. Dato' Dr. Mohd Roslan Sulaiman, at the MoU signing ceremony held at the Academy of Sciences Malaysia here today.
The MoU was also signed by four other research universities, namely Universiti Malaya, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia and Universiti Teknologi Malaysia.
Through this platform, MOSP is expected to be accessible to the public in December 2022 regarding the information for conducted and ongoing research projects by the five research universities.
Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Datuk Seri Dr. Adham Baba, in his speech, said this initiative would increase research output and, at the same time, produce a good solution for various current issues in the country as well as reduce the repetition or duplication of research that will be carried out in the future.
The Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI), through ASM, began leading the MOSP initiative at the end of 2019, aiming to make it easier for Malaysian researchers to share their raw research data. – UPM.
Date of Input: 21/07/2022 | Updated: 10/08/2022 | hairul_nizam
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