On February 7-8 this year, the Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Innovation organized a forum on the topic "Organization of Uzbekistan's national subscription to Web of Science" together with the British company Clarivate.
The event was attended by representatives of the Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, employees of the Clarivate company and the representative office of the World Bank in Uzbekistan, vice-rectors for research and innovation of higher educational institutions of our country, as well as employees and scientists of research institutes.
During the event, intensive discussions took place on the development of science in Uzbekistan, the ways of its growth and the role of the international scientific database Web of Science in it, and the process of certification of organizations using the database was carried out.
After the forum, a meeting was organized with the participation of representatives of the Clarivate company, the Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Innovation and the Fund for Financing Science and Innovation Support. The meeting was attended by Stephen Hawthorne, Vice President of Clarivate Analytics, Valentin Bogorov, Senior Strategic Consultant, and Customer Success Consultant Irina Tihonkova.
During the meeting, the Executive Director of the Fund Financing Science and Innovation Support, Bunyodjon Okhunov, raised the issue of sending Uzbek specialists for an internship in the UK in order to train them for the effective and efficient use of the Web of Science scientific database.
Clarivate representatives informed about the possibility of such internships and the organization of free webinars for database users throughout the year.
For information, Web of Science is the world's most reliable global citation database, providing the scientists of Uzbekistan with the best publications and citations to conduct their scientific research, study and evaluate new information.