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Attestation committee


Attestation of scientific and scientific-pedagogical personnel of higher qualification is exercised by the Committee on attestation of scientific and scientific-pedagogical personnel (hereinafter – the Committee on attestation).

Members of the Committee on attestation are nominated for no more than one term among men of science whose competence in science and technology and high professionalism are recognized.

Committee on attestation exercises its activities on the basis of Regulations on attestation of scientific and scientific-pedagogical personnel presented in Appendix 3 (in romanian) of the Code of the Republic of Moldova on science and innovations (in romanian).

Meetings of the Committee on attestation are held no less than 7 times a year on initiative of the Chairman of the National council or by requirement of no less than one third of members of the Committee.

Meeting of the Committee on attestation is rendered competent if no less than two thirds of its members take part in it. Decisions are taken by majority present.

Functions of the Committee on attestation

The Committee on attestation:

  1. takes part in development and realization of the state policy and strategy in the field of attestation of scientific and scientific-pedagogical personnel of higher qualification, forms an integrated state system of their attestation and enforces its effective functioning;

  2. takes part in working out of proposals concerning strategic directions in the field of science and innovations and their staffing with scientific personnel of higher qualification;

  3. together with the Academy of Sciences works out regulations on organization of doctoral studies and postdoctoral studies, on recognition and equalizing in rights of documents on higher scientific and scientific-pedagogical qualification obtained abroad and other normative acts presented for approval of the Government;

  4. works out and certifies diplomas and higher scientific and scientific-pedagogical qualifications;

  5. gives a conclusion on plan of admittance to doctoral studies and postdoctoral studies;

  6. gives a conclusion on criteria of admittance to specialized post-university studies (Master’s Degree studies, Residency studies, Clinical Secondary studies);

  7. orients the national system of attestation of scientific and scientific-pedagogical personnel of higher qualification at European standards, collaborates with analogous institutions from other countries, concludes bilateral and multilateral agreements according to the legislation in force, exchanges normative and other documents concerning the system;

  8. draws noted foreign scientists in participation in specialized scientific councils and in expert committees on attestation of scientific personnel of higher qualification (if necessary);

  9. recognizes and equalizes in rights documents on higher scientific and scientific-pedagogical qualification of citizens of the Republic of Moldova certified by bodies of public authority of other states;

  10. maintains in the working state the database on persons having scientific degrees, scientific and scientific-pedagogical ranks;

  11. holds meetings, conferences and other events on problems of attestation of scientific and scientific-pedagogical personnel of higher qualification;

  12. provides transparency in activities of the national system of attestation of scientific and scientific-pedagogical personnel of higher qualification;

  13. approves programs of examinations for doctoral students and competitors, technical cards of specialists whom academic degrees are conferred on;

  14. works out and approves criteria and instructions on conferring of scientific degrees, scientific and scientific-pedagogical ranks;

  15. approves annual plan of work of the Committee;

  16. on the basis of proposals of scientific councils of organizations in the field of science and innovations and senates of higher educational establishments, forms a system of specialized scientific councils (for presenting of each thesis) and a system of expert committees on branches of sciences, introduces changes into their staff;

  17. controls activities on attestation of scientific and scientific-pedagogical personnel exercised by specialized scientific councils, expert committees, scientific councils of organizations in the field of science and innovations and senates of higher educational establishments, requiring presentation of annual reports and other information on these activities from them;

  18. organizes expertise of theses for the degree of doctor and doctor habilitatus with the purpose to establish their true value and objectivity of decisions taken by specialized scientific councils;

  19. 1bears the responsibility for authenticity and scientific level of works for which scientific degrees, scientific and scientific-pedagogical ranks are conferred;

  20. annuls decisions of the structures subordinated to the Committee in the case of their inconformity with normative acts;

  21. deprives organizations in the field of science and innovations which have not enforced necessary level of scientific researches of right to possess specialized scientific councils;

  22. addresses a judicial instance on the problem of deprivation of scientific degree and/or scientific or scientific-pedagogical rank persons who have committed falsification of data, plagiarism, compilation or other actions incompatible with ethics of scientific researcher.