Organisational, legal and financial bases for scientific activity in higher education institutions of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine: problems and solutions based on mathematical and statistical methodology
The work is devoted to the problem of improving the current legislation of Ukraine, in particular, in the area of organisation of contractual scientific research, financing of scientific activities, and testing the results of these activities for further implementation in the work of enterprises, institutions and organisations subordinated to the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine. The current legal framework on this issue has been analysed. Attention has been paid to the main practical problems and the main ways of solving them have been proposed, taking into account the use of mathematical calculations to establish criteria based on the proposed parameters. The statistics of trends in the development of publication activity of the institutions of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine in the Scopus database have been considered.
Despite a significant number of domestic publications on the main directions of development and prospects of science in the system of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine, the relevance of funding scientific activities, improving material and technical support, and social protection of researchers of higher education institutions of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine has at most been merely mentioned among the problems of modern Ukrainian science. Regarding the research of foreign scholars in the field of mechanisms of organisation and financing of scientific activities, it can be noted that the most common type of funding is grants, and therefore most studies are devoted to grant applications and their impact, as well as the problems of filling the funding budget, innovations in equitable funding, etc. Thus, the central issue of this article has not been studied.
The solutions to several problematic issues in this area have been proposed, including: introduction of a new funding mechanism, in particular, under the conditions of contractual research; organisation of special research competitions for institutions of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine; creation of the Unified State Register of Scientific Research in the system of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine; development of the online platform “Science in the MIA System” to allow customers to submit applications for research and development work, monitor data by potential contractors and hold a transparent competition; introduce a new mechanism for testing and obtaining acts of implementation in scientific activities.
The ideas and proposals for the introduction of new organisational and legal frameworks for scientific research in the system of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine are an attempt to introduce a practical mechanism for the rational and most productive use of the scientific potential of departmental institutions and establishments to ensure the security of the State, protection of human rights and freedoms, combating crime, maintaining public safety and order, applying positive foreign experience in these areas, as well as the creation of innovative methods and technologies that can compete with similar achievements in the international scientific space.
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