The main institutions in the R&D system are the Research and Development Council, the Government Office for Science, Research and Innovations, the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports, and other administrative authorities responsible for R&D in their jurisdictions, government departments with their own budgetary chapters.
The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports is the central body of state administration, among other things, for science policy, research and development, including international cooperation in this field.
The Research, Development and Innovation Council is an expert and advisory body of the Government in the field of research, experimental development and innovation.
Czech ERA Portal is an initiative of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports and is operated in cooperation with the Technology Centre of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic.
The Government Office for Science, Research and Innovations is responsible for the R&D Information System (Czech National CRIS – IS VaVaI 2.0).
The Czech Republic National Strategy of Open Access to Scientific Information for 2017–2020 was approved by the Government on June 14, 2017 as part of Czech Open Government Partnership activities.
The National Policy for Research, Development and Innovation for the years 2016–2020 (Czech only) identifies the key areas and research topics on which the research should focus. The National policy also proposes changes in the management and funding of science in order to produce more top-level scientific results.
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There are 26 public universities in the Czech Republic and a large number of private universities. The most important research institution is the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic.
Information about the Czech Republic research activities and results can be found in the national current research information system IS VaVaI 2.0. The system contains publicly available data from the R&D IS of the Czech Republic.
The Czech Republic National Strategy of Open Access to Scientific Information for 2017-2020 was approved by the Government on June 14, 2017. The action plan should be prepared as the next step.
The Technology Centre of the CAS (TC) supports the participation of the Czech Republic in the European Research Area and has been also appointed as the National Point of Reference according to the Commission Recommendation of 17. 7. 2012 on access to and preservation of scientific information. TC also coordinated the activities of the working group on open access which prepared the initial wording of the national strategy on open access to scientific information.
Czech university libraries and other research-performing organisations have started to build the technological infrastructure with an installation of repositories and have participated in some Czech universities activities conducted in this area in the past. These activities have been supported mainly by the Association of Libraries of Czech Universities.
There are currently several open access journals published within Czech Republic listed in DOAJ. A lot of them use Open Journal System (OJS) as a publishing platform.
The National Centre for Electronic Information Resources (CzechELib) aims to ensure the effective purchase of and access to key electronic information resources (EIR) for their users in the fields of research, development, and innovation in the Czech Republic, thereby significantly reducing public (research organizations) spending on related administrative activities.
The project is managed by the Czech National Library of Technology (Národní technická knihovna – NTK). Together with experts from the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports, CzechELib represents all major EIR users, that is public universities, institutes of the Czech Academy of Sciences (Akademie věd České republiky – AV ČR), libraries, and other research organizations, in negotiating license agreements.
The National Centre for Electronic Information Resources – CzechELib project is co-funded by the European Union – Operational Programme Research, Development and Education in the years 2017–2022.
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