What should I need to know before completing the scientific fields?
The classification of scientific fields applied in NA.Ph.D. is a bilingual, hierarchical vocabulary developed by EKT formed on the Fields of Research & Development (FORD) classification of Frascati Manual. This manual is the OECD internationally recognized tool for collection and use of Research and Development (R&D) statistics in areas such as higher education. Frascati Manual is the common uniform standard, approved by Eurostat, for concepts and definitions, standard classification schemes and production methodology of European R&D statistics. It is widely used by many countries and international organizations, contributing to the adoption of a common language of communication in science, technology and development. EKT, as the National Statistical Authority for National R&D Statistics, applies Frascati Manual to the production of R&D statistics as well as to the standardized documentation and management of the scientific and research content it maintains in its infrastructure.
The scientific fields’ vocabulary consists of three hierarchical levels:
The 1st and 2nd levels of the classification are based on Frascati Manual, according to which the research areas are divided into 6 main categories and 42 subcategories.
The 6 main categories of the scientific fields are:
The 42 subcategories of the scientific fields are:
The 3rd level of classification works supportively, as it specializes the scientific fields in terms of science and research. This is the result of diligent work and efficient interconnection of scientific and research data from EKT's infrastructure. The application of the 3rd level completes the classification and serves the thematic documentation of the content, improves access and enhances research in order to exploit the knowledge produced. For the selection of terms and their inclusion in the classification, the scientific areas were studied in reliable scientific sources and in the application notes of Frascati Manual’s fields. In addition, concepts in reputable international vocabularies with which the terms were connected were examined for equivalence and correlation.
Vocabulary follows current semantic web technologies. It is formulated in a documentary format that applies SKOS ontology and is available from EKT as an open vocabulary of interconnected data under the name «EKT Scientific Fields». Each term is assigned a unique URI that is used uniformly to refer to it. The terms are available in two languages (Greek and English). They are documented with explanatory notes and links to international open data vocabularies.
The Ph.D. holder, when completing more details about his dissertation, is obligated to choose his scientific field based both on the subject of the Department in which he was supervised and his topic. He selects, necessarily, from the default list General Scientific field (1st level of classification), Special Scientific field (2nd level of classification) and Scientific field specialization (3rd level of classification).
Social Sciences --> Education --> Special education
The classification of the scientific fields is a criterion for certain procedures of the Hellenic Supreme Council for Civil Personnel Selection (ASEP), according to the provisions of Law 4765 GG A '06 / 15.01.2021. You should choose the scientific field of your dissertation (General, Special and Specialization) and in case it combines different thematic objects, the main one (the one that dominates). In case of interdisciplinary dissertations, with co-supervision, with main thematic subjects of which none dominates, you choose up to 2 scientific fields.
The following cases arise:
A) 1 General scientific field - 1 Special - 1 Specialization
In cases of 2 main subjects:
B) 1 General scientific field - 1 Special - 2 Specializations
C) 1 General scientific field - 2 Specials - 1 Specialization per Specialist
D) 2 General scientific fields - 1 Specialist per General - 1 Specialization per Specialist
Regarding keywords, it is particularly noted that they are words or phrases that characterize the content of your dissertation in order to diffuse, link and describe it in detail, working on its discovery. In no case are they connected with Law 4765 GG A '6 / 15.1.2021 and do not constitute a criterion for certain procedures of the Hellenic Supreme Council for Civil Personnel Selection (ASEP).