RBI strongly supports and promotes OA and OS principles through its information infrastructure and other activities and it hopes to fully implement them on institutional and national level.
Contribution to Open Science
The Ruđer Bošković Institute (RBI) is largest Croatian scientific institute in the natural and biomedical sciences as well as marine and environmental research. Its Centre for Scientific Information (CSI) is the leading library in Croatia in the field of sciences and it has been promoting OA and OS through its activities on institutional and national level since 1996. RBI participates in many OA and OS related EU projects (OpenAIREplus, FOSTER, EGI-Engage, OpenAIRE2020, OpenAIRE Advance, EOSC-hub, NI4OS-Europe), as well as in the development of the national infrastructure for hosting digital repositories - DABAR.
Goals and objectives
RBI is one of the founding members of the Croatian Open Science Cloud Initiative which brings together relevant stakeholders in creating required preconditions for the implementation, realization, and promotion of OS. RBI continues to be active in OS advocacy among the Croatian academic and research community by providing training and support to researchers, librarians and information specialists.
RBI has implemented important Croatian OS infrastructures such as CROSBI (publications), POIROT (research projects), Who is Who in Croatian Science (now Who is Who in CROSBI with researchers' profiles), Šestar (scientific equipment), FULIR (RBI’s institutional repository), and FULIR Data (RBI’s repository for open research data). Most of these services are created in close cooperation with researchers as data providers, user-oriented and based on self-archiving.