"Thomson Reuters" company held a seminar for the employees of the Ministry at the initiative of the Ministry of Education.
The main objective of the seminar was to familiarize employees of the Ministry with the rules of using the "Web of Science" database and to inform them about the capabilities of the database.
At the seminar, Valentin Bogorov, head of education programs of the Department of Scientific Research in the Russia office of "Thomson Reuters" company, provided detailed information on the effective use of the "Web of Science" platform.
It was noted that the "Web of Science" platform is mainly a computerized software tool intended to search for bibliographic information, and it is possible to find bibliographic information on the intellectual properties, such as the articles, the materials of the international conferences and the books published in the prestigious publishing houses.
Margarita Sidorova, education expert of Moscow branch of “Thomson Reuters” company, noted that the information on the different fields of science - natural sciences, humanities, social sciences and arts can be found in this collection.
It was noted that access to this database would give the opportunity to develop relationships with researchers from different countries, to identify the development trends in any field of science, to determine the countries, regions and universities where the selected field has developed much more, to collect data on the scientists working more efficiently, to be known in international scientific circles and to rise in world university rankings.
It should be noted that the cooperation agreement was signed between the Ministry of Education and the Department of the Scientific Research and Intellectual Property of "Thomson Reuters" company on December 22, 2015. According to the agreement on cooperation, 40 higher education institutions of the country were provided with the opportunity to subscribe and to have access to the corporation's products and services. In addition, employees of the Ministry were given access to the "Web of Science" database platform.