TOMSK, Jun 13 - RIA Tomsk. Tomsk State University (TSU) became the Russian coordinator of the international CIBER Research; the university launched an online survey for young scientists from all over the country on the subject of scientific communications, the deputy director of the Research Library of Tomsk State University (RL TSU) Tatyana Polezhaeva told RIA Tomsk.
According to her, a similar study is conducted in England, France, Spain, Poland, China and Malaysia by the international group CIBER Research. The project was initiated by the authoritative British scientist David Nicholas, who has been collaborating with the Laboratory of Library and Communication Studies of the Research Library of Tomsk State University for about five years. The ultimate goal of the survey - is to determine whether young scientists can change the system of scientific communications.
"TSU became the coordinator of the project in Russia. The survey is conducted among young scientists up to 35 years old. Anyone can connect to it - novice researchers and current scientists. The questionnaire is published on the website and is available until June 20. The results will be known this fall", - Polezhaeva told.
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She explained that the infrastructure of scientific communications is changing with great speed towards the increasing use of digital technology. The CIBER Research group intends to find out how young scientists are willing and able to influence these changes. For example, whether they ready to publish their scientific data in the public domain, how scientific fakes is being recognized in a large flow of information?
"In the survey there are several blocks. For example, one of them is related to information retrieval: how they are searched, which digital data they trust. There is a block about quoting: how they determine the authority of colleagues, why they refer to this or that colleague. In general, the study covers key aspects of information behavior", - the agency interlocutor specified.
CIBER Research - is the cross-disciplinary independent research group specializing in issues of information behavior, its changes under the influence of the digital environment. The partners of the group are the BBC, the British Library, the European Union, The Guardian, The Independent and others.