National Open Access Desk

    • Since 2013 Slovak Centre of Scientific and Technical Information serves as the National point of reference for the policy of "Open Access and preservation of scientific information"
    • In 2015 SCSTI became NOAD for Slovakia
    • In 2016 was established Contact Office for Open Access at SCSTI

    Support and landscape

    • The Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic is the main body supporting research and development funded from public resources. There are public, private and state operated universities, research organisations (e.g. Slovak Academy of Science - SAS), research institutes and private companies. The Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport realises the process of evaluation to perform R&D. The certificate for research organisation as result of evaluation process allows to use public resources for R&D.

      Slovak Centre of Scientific and Technical Information (SCSTI) is the national information centre and specialised scientific library of the Slovak Republic focused on natural, technical, economic and social sciences. The SCSTI provides several information systems supporting R&D on national level funded by the ministry, i.e. Central Registry of Publication Activities, Central Registry of Theses and Dissertations, Central Information Portal for Research, Development and Innovation and Slovak Current Research Information System (SK CRIS).

    National initiatives

    • Since 2007 SCSTI as provider of SK CRIS system, is member of EuroCRIS, not-for-profit organization, dedicated to the development of Research Information Systems and their interoperability. Since 2011 SCSTI has a delegate (Danica Zendulkova) in euroCRIS board with responsibility of TG CRIS-IR (institutional repository). The main goal of this task group is to reach the interoperability of Research Information Systems with Repositories.

      In October 2016 was established Open Access working group. It has 27 members from libraries, ministries and SAS.

      in March 2017 "The Action Plan for Open Government in Slovak Republic, 2017 - 2019" was approved by Government of the Slovak Republic

  • To be updated soon.

    OpenAIRE statistics

    363 OA publications in 19 repositories
  • National policy

    In Slovakia there are no national policies.

    Institutional policy

    In Slovakia there are no institutiona policies.

    Funder policy

    In Slovakia there are no funders policies.
  • Key networks and aggregators

    • N/A.

    Data repositories

    There are no Open Access repositories in Slovakia. There are ongoing projects on setting up Open Access.

    National publishing initiatives

    There are 161 open access journals published in Slovakia.

    National agreements with publishers


    OA books

    No information available.

  • Slovak Centre for Scientific and Technical Information is organising OA courses for researchers/librarians based on UNESCO curriculum.
  • Funding Agencies
    • Slovak Research and Development Agency (SRDA)
    • Cultural and Educational Grant Agency (KEGA)
    • Scientific Grant Agency (VEGA)
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