• Organization TypeGovernment

Slovenian Research Agency (ARRS)

The Slovenian Research Agency (ARRS) as an independent public funding organisation perform tasks relating to the National Research and Development Programme and creation of European Research Area. ARRS: provides framework for scientific research within the national budget and other sources, promotes high quality scientific research in Slovenia and its application, fosters internationaly comparable evaluation standards in Slovenia, provides the transparency of organising research community in Slovenia, promotes international research cooperation, analyses R&D activities and provides science policy expertise. Vision The Agency aims to provide the scientific community with instruments enabling stable funding of scientific excellence. The continuing improvements of the instruments should enable fairer competition of scientists within all fields of science. Ambitious international presence of scientists should be reflected through thought leading publications, based on activities funded by the Agency and participation of researchers in eminent european and other international projects. The Agency follows the policies of open science, scientific integrity, gender diversity and operates in line with the national research and innovation strategy. Key Areas   The Agency performs the following tasks: selects and finances research and infrastructure programmes that provide a public service in the research field; manages young researcher projects and other projects assigned to the Agency as part of the National Research and Development Programme and the annual plan of the ministry responsible for science; monitors the usefulness, innovation level, efficiency, quality, competitiveness and professionalism of the work research organisations allocated funding or other incentives; monitors and supervises programmes and projects from the first and second points of this list; promotes international cooperation and co-financing and implements commitments undertaken within international agreements, memorandum and protocols signed by the Republic of Slovenia; manages the databases set out in the Research and Development Act and other regulations; ensures the acquisition of additional funding for the National Research and Development Programme; evaluate and analyses the implementation of research and development work; participates in national research and development policy making; collaborates with the Technological development agency and other agencies and organisations; in accordance with regulations provides the ministry responsible for science with an annual work plan, financial plans, annual reports and periodic self-assessment reports on the quality of the Agency’s work; promotes links between public research institutes and users; performs other professional tasks consistent with its founding statute.
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