Croatia
Last updated on 
07 September 2020

National Open Access Desk

Rudjer Boskovic Institute
  • Overview

    Support and Landscape

    Croatia is part of the European Research Area (ERA) and supports open science through different Open Access initiatives. Numerous bottom-up initiatives at the national level make Croatia a vibrant OA environment. Open Access movement started in Croatia in 1997 with the Croatian scientific bibliography CROSBI introducing OA repository functions from the very beginning. Since then, several OA national initiatives started like Who’s Who in Science in Croatia, HRČAK repository of the Croatian OA journals, ŠESTAR repository of the scientific equipment, DABAR infrastructure for OA institutional repositories, etc.
    There are nine public universities (Zagreb, Split, Rijeka, Osijek, Zadar, Dubrovnik, Pula and Slavonski Brod) and 30 public and private polytechnic institutes, with more than 180.000 students enrolled. Research in Croatia is also conducted by 25 public institutes and six technology centres. There are approximately 11.500 active researchers in Croatia. The largest university in Croatia is the University of Zagreb with more than 70.000 enrolled students, and the largest research institute is Ruđer Bošković Institute with more than 550 researchers.

    National Initiatives

    Three public bodies play a major role in the consolidation of the research at the national level in terms of:
    • strategy with the Ministry of Science and Education (MSE)
    • funding with the Croatian Science Foundation (HRZZ)
    • development and assessment with the National Council for Science, Higher Education and Technological Development (NCSHETD) and Agency for Science and Higher Education.

    Croatian Ministry of Science and Education (MSE) is the primary national policy-maker, responsible for planning, funding and the research assessment. The Advisory board of the Croatian Ministry of Science and Education is the National Council for Science, Higher Education and Technological Development (NCSHETD), responsible for the development of science. Expert body of NCSHETD is the Agency for Science and Higher Education which proposes criteria for budgetary financing of scientific activity and higher education. The dialogue among national key-players concerning open science agenda should be continuous.
    Croatia implements several instruments, programs and policies intending to develop a substantial and strategic research policy, such as Strategy of education, science and technology (in Croatian), Croatian Research and Innovation Infrastructures Roadmap and Strategy for Fostering Innovation of the Republic of Croatia 2014-2020, aiming to provide recommendations for the establishment of a comprehensive R&I environment, to strengthen the Croatian national innovation system (NIS) and provide an efficient framework to foster the competitiveness of Croatian R&D and economy in general, through innovation and technological development. There are some mentions of Open Access in the Croatian strategic documents. Still, in general, Croatian strategic documents are not considering Open Science agenda and Open Access to scientific publications and research data.

    Croatian Science Foundation (CSF) is the central institution for funding competitive research projects since 2009. It provides support to scientific, higher education and technological programs and projects, fosters international cooperation, and helps the realization of scientific programs of particular interest in the field of fundamental, applied and developmental research. CSF also develops and implements various sets of financial instruments for a research career, including post-doc fellowships.

    Another funder is Croatian Agency for SMEs, Innovations and Investments (HAMAG-BICRO) was founded by the Croatian Government in 1998, to support the development of small and medium-sized enterprises, improving the innovation process and encouraging investments. It is a central institution in the national innovation system for supporting innovation and technology advancement. The Agency’s main objective is the strategic creation of a unified system that would provide support to entrepreneurs through all development stages of operation starting from research and development of an idea to commercialization and placement on the market.

    More details on R&I system in Croatia for 2015, including relevant policies and funding, with particular focus on topics critical for EU policies, can be found in RIO Country Report 2015 Croatia.

    Data on Croatian research output related to the researchers, organizations, and research grants are available via the Croatian Scientific Bibliography CROSBI and used for research evaluation. Research libraries offer support to researchers regarding open access to publications and research data by building and managing open science infrastructure, enabling them the compliancy with Article 29.2 of the H2020 grant agreement.

  • Overview

    Support and Landscape

    Croatia is part of the European Research Area (ERA) and supports open science through different Open Access initiatives. Numerous bottom-up initiatives at the national level make Croatia a vibrant OA environment. Open Access movement started in Croatia in 1997 with the Croatian scientific bibliography CROSBI introducing OA repository functions from the very beginning. Since then, several OA national initiatives started like Who’s Who in Science in Croatia, HRČAK repository of the Croatian OA journals, ŠESTAR repository of the scientific equipment, DABAR infrastructure for OA institutional repositories, etc.
    There are nine public universities (Zagreb, Split, Rijeka, Osijek, Zadar, Dubrovnik, Pula and Slavonski Brod) and 30 public and private polytechnic institutes, with more than 180.000 students enrolled. Research in Croatia is also conducted by 25 public institutes and six technology centres. There are approximately 11.500 active researchers in Croatia. The largest university in Croatia is the University of Zagreb with more than 70.000 enrolled students, and the largest research institute is Ruđer Bošković Institute with more than 550 researchers.

    National Initiatives

    Three public bodies play a major role in the consolidation of the research at the national level in terms of:
    • strategy with the Ministry of Science and Education (MSE)
    • funding with the Croatian Science Foundation (HRZZ)
    • development and assessment with the National Council for Science, Higher Education and Technological Development (NCSHETD) and Agency for Science and Higher Education.

    Croatian Ministry of Science and Education (MSE) is the primary national policy-maker, responsible for planning, funding and the research assessment. The Advisory board of the Croatian Ministry of Science and Education is the National Council for Science, Higher Education and Technological Development (NCSHETD), responsible for the development of science. Expert body of NCSHETD is the Agency for Science and Higher Education which proposes criteria for budgetary financing of scientific activity and higher education. The dialogue among national key-players concerning open science agenda should be continuous.
    Croatia implements several instruments, programs and policies intending to develop a substantial and strategic research policy, such as Strategy of education, science and technology (in Croatian), Croatian Research and Innovation Infrastructures Roadmap and Strategy for Fostering Innovation of the Republic of Croatia 2014-2020, aiming to provide recommendations for the establishment of a comprehensive R&I environment, to strengthen the Croatian national innovation system (NIS) and provide an efficient framework to foster the competitiveness of Croatian R&D and economy in general, through innovation and technological development. There are some mentions of Open Access in the Croatian strategic documents. Still, in general, Croatian strategic documents are not considering Open Science agenda and Open Access to scientific publications and research data.

    Croatian Science Foundation (CSF) is the central institution for funding competitive research projects since 2009. It provides support to scientific, higher education and technological programs and projects, fosters international cooperation, and helps the realization of scientific programs of particular interest in the field of fundamental, applied and developmental research. CSF also develops and implements various sets of financial instruments for a research career, including post-doc fellowships.

    Another funder is Croatian Agency for SMEs, Innovations and Investments (HAMAG-BICRO) was founded by the Croatian Government in 1998, to support the development of small and medium-sized enterprises, improving the innovation process and encouraging investments. It is a central institution in the national innovation system for supporting innovation and technology advancement. The Agency’s main objective is the strategic creation of a unified system that would provide support to entrepreneurs through all development stages of operation starting from research and development of an idea to commercialization and placement on the market.

    More details on R&I system in Croatia for 2015, including relevant policies and funding, with particular focus on topics critical for EU policies, can be found in RIO Country Report 2015 Croatia.

    Data on Croatian research output related to the researchers, organizations, and research grants are available via the Croatian Scientific Bibliography CROSBI and used for research evaluation. Research libraries offer support to researchers regarding open access to publications and research data by building and managing open science infrastructure, enabling them the compliancy with Article 29.2 of the H2020 grant agreement.

    Support and Landscape

    There are many institutions which are actively engaged in the promotion of OA, OS and ORDM, especially through the participation in the development and maintenance of the DABAR infrastructure, but a few need to be highlighted, especially because of their involvement in EU projects.

    The RBI participated and still participate in many OA and OS related EU projects (OpenAIRE plus, FOSTER, EGI-Engage, OpenAIRE 2020, OpenAIRE Advance, EOSC-hub, NI4OS) as well as in the development of the national infrastructure for hosting digital repositories - Digital academic archives and repositories - DABAR. Additionally, the RBI has implemented and/or participated in the implementation of the important Croatian OA and OS infrastructures such as CROSBI, HRČAK, Who is who in science in Croatia, Šestar, FULIR and DABAR. Through all these activities the RBI provides support to researchers as well as play an important role in the infrastructure development for OA and OS on the national level. It also organizes workshops and webinars on OA, OS and ORDM and provides support for researchers at the national level through the OpenAIRE NOAD activities and its participation in the development of the DABAR infrastructure. The RBI also organizes workshops and lectures on OS and related topics as a part of the Open Access Week, KEKS workshops, Colloquia of the Centre for Scientific Information, RBI’s Open Day(s) (intended for the general public) and in its other activities. Papers and presentations on OS and OA are stored in the FULIR. Information on OS and all aspects of OA will be soon available at the national Open Science Croatia portal.

    SRCE supports OA and OS through the development of the DABAR infrastructure, HRČAK journal repository, PUH service, training on OA, and ORDM, and through the promotion of best practices in research data sharing as a Croatian National Research Data Alliance (RDA) node. It also participates in EU OA and OS related projects like EOSC-hub and NI4OS.

    FHSS participated in several open research data projects - SERSCIDA, Seeds and CESSDA ERIC. It also organizes events on OA and ORDM and participates in the development of the DABAR infrastructure. Since December 2019, when the Croatian Social Science Data Archive was launched, Croatia has become a CESSDA member and FHSS service provider.

    The University of Zadar, in the collaboration with the University of Zagreb and Ruđer Bošković Institute, organize an annual international conference on the scholarly communication in the context of open science PUBMET. All materials of the previous conferences are available at http://pubmet.unizd.hr.

    National Initiatives

    There are three public bodies that play a major role in the consolidation of the research at the national level in terms of:

    Croatian Ministry of Science and Education (MSE) is the main national policy-maker, responsible for planning, funding and the research assessment. Advisory body of the Croatian Ministry of Science and Education is the National Council for Science, Higher Education and Technological Development (NCSHETD), responsible for the development of science. Expert body of NCSHETD is the Agency for science and Higher Education which proposes criteria for budgetary financing of scientific activity and higher education. The dialog among national key-players concerning open science agenda should be continuous.

    Croatia implements several instruments, programs and policies with the aim of developing a substantial and strategic research policy, such as Strategy of education, science and technology (in Croatian), Croatian Research and Innovation Infrastructures Roadmap and Strategy for Fostering Innovation of the Republic of Croatia 2014-2020, aiming to provide recommendations for the establishment of a comprehensive R&I environment, to strengthen the Croatian national innovation system (NIS) and provide an efficient framework to foster the competitiveness of Croatian R&D and economy in general, through innovation and technological development. There are some mentions and future plans, but in general Croatian strategic documents are not considering open science agenda and open access to scientific publications and research data. Croatian Science Foundation (CSF) is central institution for funding competitive research projects since 2009. It provides support to scientific, higher education and technological programs and projects, fosters international cooperation, and helps the realization of scientific programs of special interest in the field of fundamental, applied and developmental research. CSF also develops and implements various sets of financial instruments for research career, including post-doc fellowships.

    Other funder is Croatian Agency for SMEs, Innovations and Investments (HAMAG-BICRO) was founded by the Croatian Government in 1998, with the aim of supporting the development of small and medium-sized enterprises, improving the innovation process and encouraging investments. It is a central institution in the national innovation system for supporting innovation and technology advancement. The Agency’s main objective is reflected in the strategic creation of a unique system that would provide support to entrepreneurs through all development stages of operation starting from research and development of an idea to commercialization and placement on the market.

    More details on R&I system in Croatia for 2015, including relevant policies and funding, with particular focus on topics critical for EU policies can be find in RIO Country Report 2015 Croatia.

    Data on Croatian research output related to the researchers, organizations, and projects are available via the Croatian Scientific Bibliography CROSBI and used for institutional and research evaluation.Research libraries can offer support to researchers mostly regarding open access to publications and research data and in building and managing certain open science infrastructures. Regarding open access to articles, researchers can comply with Article 29.2 of the H2020 grant agreement by depositing into one of the Croatian OpenAIRE compatible repositories.

  • Open Science Policy

    National Policy

    National policies on access and preservation of scientific information are mainly the responsibility of the Croatian Ministry of Science and Education (MSE). In principle, MSE supports OA to scientific information but it still has not adopted a national OA or OS policy. However, openness is mentioned in a few strategic documents and supported by many stakeholders in the research community.

    In 2012, a number of institutions and researchers signed the Croatian Open Access Declaration, which clearly states that “results of the activities financed by public funds, especially in the field of education and science, should be made available in OA”. The Croatian Act on Scientific Activity and Higher Education mandate archiving digital versions of all higher education theses in a corresponding academic library repository. There is no similar mandate for other types of publications or research data on the national level.

    The Croatian Research and Innovation Infrastructures Roadmap 2014-2020 addresses the promotion of OA to scientific papers and research data, especially those funded by public sources. MSE’s Strategy of Education, Science, and Technology (in Croatian) recognizes that setting up an OA system for research data, publications, and teaching resources is a key to improving the research environment. 

    The Croatian Rectors’ Conference has declared support to OA in its document Research assessment and promotion of OA to scientific information and research data. It believes that OA would promote a transparent evaluation of individuals and organizations. It also supports the idea that OA to scientific publications should be mandated in Croatia. The recommendation of the Minister of Science and Education to Croatian research organizations is to share information on scientific equipment acquired by public funds through the national database of scientific equipment - Šestar.

    Currently, there are no ORDM-related policies or requirements for research funders and other research sector stakeholders in Croatia, nor are there rewarding mechanisms in place. The Croatian Science Foundation (CSF), the main national funder of scientific, higher education and technological programs and projects in Croatia, has not adopted any policies on RDM yet, but it informs applicants about the importance of research data management and FAIR principles as they prepare a research proposal.

    Current Croatian regulations and criteria for career advancement and hiring in RPOs and HEIs favour two quantitative measures: the number of papers published and the prestige of the journals in which they were published. Prestige stems from whether the journal is indexed by the Web of Science Core Collection, Scopus or similar database, but more importantly from high Journal Impact Factor. For now, OA or OS in no way up researcher's chances for advancement.

    Research data sharing in Croatia is in its initial phase, and researchers are not encouraged and/or rewarded for sharing their research data, except when mandated by funders (e.g. EC through H2020 projects).

    The national contact point for the open access to the scientific information is Jadranka Stojanovski, appointed by the Croatian Ministry of science and education.

    Funder policy

    Croatian Science Foundation (CSF) is the central institution for funding competitive research projects since 2009. It provides support to scientific, higher education and technological programmes and projects, fosters international cooperation, and helps the realization of scientific programmes of special interest in the field of fundamental, applied and developmental research. CSF acts according to the Act on the Croatian Science Foundation, and open science and open access are not included.

    Institutional Policy

    Research institutions in Croatia are autonomous, but they strongly rely on national policies and regulations. There are only a few institutional OA mandates, such as those of the RBI, SRCE, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture of the University of Zagreb, and the Physics Department of the Faculty of Science at the University of Zagreb, mostly addressing OA to publications. Only SRCE’s OA policy includes research and other data management.

    Croatian research institutions can use a national repository infrastructure DABAR to maintain their FAIR compliant OA institutional digital repositories free of charge. Researchers from institutions without their own repository can use thematic or other large-scale repositories like Zenodo, FigShare, or others. Some institutions still maintain their own digital repositories based on EPrints software.

    Some institutions provide support for OA and ORDM activities for their researchers. The level of support varies and usually consists of infrastructure, training for using the infrastructure, and creation of DMPs.

    To the best of our knowledge, ORDM and/or FAIR are not systematically rewarded by institutions, but some reward OA to publications.

  • Infrastructure & EOSC

    Key networks & Aggregators

    Majority of Croatian institutional repositories are hosted on the national repository infrastructure DABAR (Digital Academic Archives and Repositories). DABAR is a centrally implemented technological solution based on open-source software Islandora. It provides Croatian researchers free, reliable, and interoperable digital repository infrastructure for archiving publications, AV materials as well as research data. It was developed through a collaboration of many Croatian institutions and provided as a technological service by SRCE. In August 2020 it hosted more than 120 active institutional repositories and 6 aggregated repositories. All repositories using DABAR infrastructure are compatible with the OpenAIRE Guidelines. This means that researchers can comply with Article 29.2 of the H2020 grant agreement regarding open access to articles with depositing into Croatian repositories.

    In August 2020 57 institutional repositories were included into the OpenAIRE portal, 1 journal repository – HRČAK, 90 journals and RBI’s Database about scientific projects which is used by the OpenAIRE as an authority file for projects funded by Croatian funders. However, the majority of institutional repositories hosted on DABAR are still focused on archiving dissertations and thesis, and more than half of all documents archived in all institutional repositories are available in OA.

    Besides institutional repositories hosted on DABAR, there are still a few, but very important institutional repositories using mostly ePrints solution and focused more on archiving research publications and not only dissertations and thesis. The two repositories with most archived research papers are the institutional repository of the RBI – FULIR and University Zagreb School of Medicine repository and the majority of papers archived in those repositories are in OA. However, the migration of those institutional repositories to the DABAR infrastructure is planned for the future.

    Portal of Croatian Scientific and Professional Journals - HRČAK is an OA publishing platform hosting over 490 Croatian OA journals and providing access to more than 220.000 full-text articles.

    Croatian Scientific Bibliography – CROSBI is a Croatian national scientific bibliography which aims to gather information about all scientific and professional publications published by Croatian authors, to organize that information and put them into context by relating publications with their Croatian authors, institutions, projects and scientific fields. CROSBI is the oldest OA repository in Croatia. It was launched in 1997, and to date has gathered information on 660,000 publications.

    Šestar (Pair of Compasses), launched in 2006  is a database of scientific instruments. Šestar is part of the e-infrastructure for the Croatian academic and research community whose purpose is to record and describe equipment for research conducted at Croatian public science and higher education institutions. The main goals are to improve the usage of existing scientific equipment, to encourage cooperation between scientific institutions and scientists themselves, to encourage cooperation between science and the economy, and to increase the transparency of the research in Croatia. Today, Šestar stores data on 3,000 scientific instruments.

    Who’s Who in Science in Croatia gathers data on Croatian researchers offering comprehensive information including a biography, bibliography, education, employment, career advancements, awards, working experience, memberships, research interests, expertise, intramural and extramural activities, and
    other skills and hobbies. The main goal is to increase the visibility of Croatian researchers and to enhance collaboration among researchers and communication between scientists and the public.

    Data repositories

    There are no significant advancements related to open research data. The only document supporting open access to the research data is the Open Access Declaration initiative (2012), pursuing the goal of broadest possible access to digital publication and research data. Although the Declaration was signed by 20 state ministries, there are no funders’ or institutions’ policies mandating open access to the research data.

    Three institutions are actively engaged in open research data issues:

    ­  Ruđer Bošković Insitute (RBI) – as a NOAD in the OpenAIRE project RBI is providing researchers with necessary support and education related to the open research data enabled via ZENODO or other disciplinary repositories. RBI institutional repository FULIR has been upgraded to provide research data deposition, but these activities are still in the early phase.

    ­ Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences of the University of Zagreb (FHSS) was participating in the open research data project like SERSCIDA, Seeds and CESSDA ERIC and organizing events on open research data. In 2019 the Croatian Social Science Data Archive was launched, and since Croatia has become a CESSDA member and FHSS service provider.

    ­  SRCE is developing DABAR infrastructure and enabling the deposition of the research data and promoting best practices in research data sharing as a Croatian National Research Data Alliance (RDA) node.

    National publishing initiatives

    The Croatian Ministry of Science and Education supports gold OA, and subsidize Croatian OA journals (OA is the mandatory condition to get subsidy). In 2019, instead of centralized funding of  OA journals, the Croatian Ministry of Science and Education (MSE) decided to allocate part of the funds to universities and research institutes, which would then independently grant subsidies to journals they publish. Central funding has remained unchanged for journals published by learned societies, professional associations and other publishers. For that reason in 2019 there were only 107 gold OA journals subsidized by MSE. Other Croatian scholarly, professional and popular journals are also in OA.

    Altogether more than 490 OA journals are available in open access at HRČAK repository, which is the biggest national repository of diamond OA journals in EU.

    National agreements with publishers

    "Big deals” are still predominant part of the negotiations done by the Croatian National and University Library, without visible progress towards RAP or PAR agreements. The Electronic Resources Portal for the Croatian Academic and Scientific Community enables access to databases with a nationally-funded European Social Fund (ESF) grant through the project Increasing access to electronic sources of scientific and expert information - e-Sources. APC was included in the negotiation process with some publishers, but only with partial success. As part of the subscription to Cambridge University Press journals in 2020, a Read & Publish contract was signed which enables the Croatian academic and scientific community to publish an unlimited number of papers in open access without additional publication costs (APC - Article Processing Charge).

    OA books

    Morepress is the OA publishing platform of the University of Zadar focused on the innovative creation and dissemination of digital scientific, teaching and professional publications. The purpose of Morepress is to improve the publishing activity of the University by using advanced digital technologies aimed at the process of collecting, creating, editing and transmitting open content, and to actively contribute to the presentation of Croatian science and culture in the online environment. In this sense, besides journals, Morepress platform supports editing and distribution of scientific and professional monographs (books, textbooks, manuals, scripts) and conference proceedings.

    In 2019 Zagreb University Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (FHSS) started to publish monographs, proceedings, and textbooks from the field of social sciences and humanities in OA via its FF Open Press platform. Through FF Open Press older editions, previously exclusively available in print, will also be gradually published as e-books. Until September 2020 51 publication has been available in OA through FF Open Press.

    There is also an initiative of the Croatian Ministry of Science and Education to promote Open Educational Resources (OER) and OA books important for the national curriculum. Open educational materials are also supported by the Strategy of Education, Science, and Technology.

  • Training & Support

    There are many institutions which are actively engaged in the promotion of OA, OS and ORDM, especially through the participation in the development and maintenance of the DABAR infrastructure, but a few need to be highlighted, especially because of their involvement in EU projects.

    The RBI participated and still participate in many OA and OS related EU projects (OpenAIRE plus, FOSTER, EGI-Engage, OpenAIRE 2020, OpenAIRE Advance, EOSC-hub, NI4OS) as well as in the development of the national infrastructure for hosting digital repositories - Digital academic archives and repositories - DABAR. Additionally, the RBI has implemented and/or participated in the implementation of the important Croatian OA and OS infrastructures such as CROSBI, HRČAK, Who is who in science in Croatia, Šestar, FULIR and DABAR. Through all these activities the RBI provides support to researchers as well as play an important role in the infrastructure development for OA and OS on the national level. It also organizes workshops and webinars on OA, OS and ORDM and provides support for researchers at the national level through the OpenAIRE NOAD activities and its participation in the development of the DABAR infrastructure. The RBI also organizes workshops and lectures on OS and related topics as a part of the Open Access Week, KEKS workshops, Colloquia of the Centre for Scientific Information, RBI’s Open Day(s) (intended for the general public) and in its other activities. Papers and presentations on OS and OA are stored in the FULIR. Information on OS and all aspects of OA will be soon available at the national Open Science Croatia portal.

    SRCE supports OA and OS through the development of the DABAR infrastructure, HRČAK journal repository, PUH service, training on OA, and ORDM, and through the promotion of best practices in research data sharing as a Croatian National Research Data Alliance (RDA) node. It also participates in EU OA and OS related projects like EOSC-hub and NI4OS.

    FHSS participated in several open research data projects - SERSCIDA, Seeds and CESSDA ERIC. It also organizes events on OA and ORDM and participates in the development of the DABAR infrastructure. Since December 2019, when the Croatian Social Science Data Archive was launched, Croatia has become a CESSDA member and FHSS service provider.

    The University of Zadar, in the collaboration with the University of Zagreb and Ruđer Bošković Institute, organize an annual international conference on the scholarly communication in the context of open science PUBMET. All materials of the previous conferences are available at http://pubmet.unizd.hr.

  • Statistics

    257,937 OA publications in 121 repositories
  • News

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