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).
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.
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.
In the end of 2019 new "Action Plan for Open Government in Slovak Republic for years 2020-2021" was approved by Government. Main goal of part Open Science is to adopt National Open Science strategy.
The National Strategy covers the following topics:
First course "Introduction to open access" contains 5 topics: scholarly communication process, history and development of open access, rights and licenses, advocacy for open access and open access research impacts.
Second course "Open Access Infrastructure" is about open access repositories, open access publishing softwares used for open access journals, publishing policies in Slovakia, open educational sources, open and FAIR data and data curation.
Except these 2 courses, webinars on different topics are held throughout year.
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