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Republic of Slovenia Slovenian Research Agency Tivolska 30 Ljubljana, Slovenia. Dr. Franci Demšar Director http://www.arrs.gov.si/sl/. Maribor, 5. June 2008. Young country with rich scientific culture!. The begining of science and technology to the late Middle Ages

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republic of slovenia slovenian research agency tivolska 30 ljubljana slovenia
Republic of SloveniaSlovenian Research AgencyTivolska 30Ljubljana, Slovenia

Dr. Franci Demšar

Director

http://www.arrs.gov.si/sl/

Maribor, 5. June 2008

young country with rich scientific culture
Young country with rich scientific culture!
  • The begining of science and technology to the late Middle Ages
    • First book in Slovenian language - 1550
    • University of Ljubljana - 1919
    • Slovenian Academy of Science and Arts - 1938
    • modern research institutes - after 2. world war
    • parallel and complementary concept of S&T policy from 60’s
    • autonomous institutional construction of S&T policy from 1991
contents
Contents:
  • About Slovenian Research Agency
  • Some facts about theresearch system in Slovenia
  • Trends of outputs of research activities in Slovenia
  • Research evaluation system of SRA
  • Transparency of the SRA work
institutional design and position of the sra

Strategic level

Government of the RS

Science & technology council

Policy level

Ministry of Defence

MHEST

Operational level

Executive level

Scientific Community

Other ministries

SRA

Institutional design and position of the SRA
sra main areas of operation
SRA main areas of operation

Promotion of

excellent

and applicative

research

Monitoring and

analysing

Objective

evaluation

Funding of

research

a brief description of the sra logo
A brief description of the SRA logo

A graphic image of the manuscript of the Logarithm Tables by Slovenian mathematician, physicist and artillery officer Jurij Vega.

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Establishing: November 2004, Government of the Republic of Slovenia

  • Status: a legal person of public law; indirect user of the budget of the Republic of Slovenia
  • Mission: performing professional tasks relating to implementation of the adopted National Research and Development Programme
  • Budget: 150 million € per year (2006)
contents1
Contents:
  • About Slovenian Research Agency
  • Some facts about theresearch system in Slovenia
  • Trends of outputs of research activities in Slovenia
  • Research evaluation system of SRA
  • Transparency of the SRA work
institutional research landscape
Institutionalresearch landscape
  • 4 Universities:
    • University of Ljubljana (26 faculties)
    • University of Maribor (12 faculties)
    • University of Primorska (7 faculties)
    • University of Nova Gorica (6 faculties)
  • National Research Institutes (15)
  • Private (non-profit) ResearchInstitutes (ca. 100)
  • Research unites in business (ca. 300)
funding from different sources as a share of rd expenditure by sector of performance
Funding from different sources as a % share of RD expenditure by sector of performance

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contents2
Contents:
  • About Slovenian Research Agency
  • Some facts about theresearch system in Slovenia
  • Trends of outputs of research activities in Slovenia
  • Research evaluation system of SRA
  • Transparency of the SRA work
contents3
Contents:
  • About Slovenian Research Agency
  • Some facts about theresearch system in Slovenia
  • Trends of outputs of research activities in Slovenia
  • Research evaluation system of SRA
  • Transparency of the SRA work
bodies participating in the evaluation process

Nomination

of the body

Selected by the body

Peers

Scientific merit Socio-economic sign.

Bodies, participating in the evaluation process

SRA scientific council

of the discipline

Temporary body for

projects evaluation

Panel of experts

evaluation system

Short project applications

- outline

Projects selected

on the basis of

A1 + A2 + A3 & B1 + B2 + B3

100 % of available quota

Projects selected

on the basis of expert panel assessment

100 % of available quota

I. phase

II. phase

Call for submission of

full proposals

Assessments are

send to applicants

Just selected projects

are invited

Evaluation made by the panel on the

basis of peer review

(international) – 2 per project

Final priority list of projects

Panel: scientific body & international peers

Scientific Council of the Agency

Evaluation system
main principles of the evaluation 1
Main principles of the evaluation - 1

Quantitative criteria

  • Quality of scientific records
    • Mark A1– publications in last 5 years SICRIS (cobiss)
    • Mark A2– standardized number of citations (WoS)
  • Scientific and socio-economic relevance
    • Mark A3– money from sources other that SRA
contents4
Contents:
  • About Slovenian Research Agency
  • Some facts about theresearch system in Slovenia
  • Trends of outputs of research activities in Slovenia
  • Research evaluation system of SRA
  • Transparency of the SRA work
the role of transparency in research policy

1

Transparency =

corruption

The role of transparency in research policy
  • Enables accountability of public servants and reduces potentials of corruption
  • Enhance the identification with solutions
  • Resolves the (potential) conflict of interests
  • Increased effectiveness because of the “invisible hands of public”
milestones in developing transparency
Milestones in developing transparency
  • 1958 – first report on work of Boris Kidrič Fund
  • 1994 – creation of centralised bibliographic system (COBISS)
  • 1997 – first “White book on financing” published inthe Internet
  • 1997 – obligatory inclusion of bibliographies into COBISS
  • 1998 – Development of Slovenian Current Information System (SICRIS)
  • 1998 – timetable for all national calls published in internet a year in advance
  • 2006 – online “White book on financing” where all transactions are presented in a real time
key element of the system legitimacy of procedures
Key element of the system – legitimacy of procedures
  • Inclusion of researchers in different points of the procedure e.g. Evaluation methodology – unique for each field of science

Researchers

Scientific Council of

the Discipline

SRA Scientific Council

elements of transparency
Elements of transparency
  • Transparency of instruments
  • Transparency of Procedures
  • Financial Transparency
  • Transparency of results of the research
elements of transparency1
Elements of transparency
  • Transparency of instruments
    • Annual plan of public calls
    • Timetable of evaluation process
    • Guidelines prepared by the Ministry of higher education science and technology;
    • Published names peers and members of decision-making bodies
elements of transparency2
Elements of transparency
  • Transparency of procedures
    • Evaluation methodology– unique for each field of science
    • Transparent membership in expert bodies (published on SRA home page)
    • Procedure of peers selection is known in advance
    • Evaluation criteria (questions for peers) are prepared, adopted and published in advance
    • Publicly available results of selection process
elements of transparency3
Elements of transparency
  • Financial Transparency
    • Annual financial reports (White book on financing)
    • Up-to date overview of distribution of budget(online white book)
elements of transparency4
Elements of transparency
  • Transparency of research results
    • Use of COBISS bibliographic system
    • Use of SICRIS system and its abstracts of research work
      • The most important scientific results
      • Socio-economic significance of research
    • Use of international citation indexes (ISI, CSA and other bibliographic databases
    • In the future implementation of full text database
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2. SPLICHAL, Slavko. The principle of publicity, public use of reason and social control. Media cult. soc., 2002, let. 24, št. 1, str. 5-26. [COBISS.SI-ID 21076573], [WoS, št. citatov do 3.10.06: 0, brez avtocitatov: 0] JCR IF: 0.236, x: 0.611; sociology; 74/93 kategorija: 1B2 (Z1); tipologijo je verificiral OSICD točke: 40, št. avtorjev: 1

3. SPLICHAL, Slavko. Bentham, Kant and the right to communicate. Crit. rev. (N.Y. N.Y.), Summer/Fall 2003, let. 15, no. 3/4, str. 285-305. [COBISS.SI-ID 22641245], [WoS, št. citatov do 7.2.07: 1, brez avtocitatov: 0] JCR IF: , x: 0.468; social sciences, interdisciplinary; 55/55 kategorija: 1B2 (Z1); tipologijo je verificiral OSICD točke: 40, št. avtorjev: 1

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