MOSCOW, 1 Mar — RIA Novosti. Higher attestation Commission (HAC) must consider the application community – “Discerned” on deprivation of a scientific degree of the head of the Ministry of communications Nikolay Nikiforov, if any were filed, have informed on Tuesday to journalists by the Chairman of the higher attestation Commission under the Ministry of education, rector of PFUR Vladimir Filippov.
Previously voluntary network community “Discerned” demanded to deprive Nikolai Nikiforov PhD degree for the alleged plagiarism in the thesis. According to “Discerneth”, the statement was sent to the HAC. The message on borrowing in the thesis Nikiforova “Discerneth” found in April 2014. According to the researchers, some pages of the work coincide with the thesis of Alexander Sosnovsky “an Innovative model of information management in health care”.
“(If the application is filed), it must be considered. Deadlines, stages…. We are obliged to finish the statement. It can’t be removed from control. We are thus even deprived (ranks) of the former, I stress, Ministers of the Russian government,” — said Filippov.
According to him, the decision is taken by the expert community after a number of examinations. Thus it is necessary to establish whether the borrowing is a trivial coincidence, or borrowed the actual novelty of the research.
“We don’t have any restrictions that we need for some positions to hold. But, I stress, this is very serious painstaking work of scholars who have analyzed the concept of coincidence. This is a trivial coincidence or is it really he stole the novelty, which was opened by another scientist? As a trivial coincidence, especially in the Humanities, the social Sciences, their number is really great” — said Filippov.