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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.


Republic of slovenia slovenian research agency tivolska 30 ljubljana slovenia

  • 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)


Republic of slovenia slovenian research agency tivolska 30 ljubljana slovenia

Total ARRS research funding by budget category (2007)

150 Mio €


Slovenian budget for s t 2005 2009 public sources

MHESTSRA SAZU ME MIS MD

Slovenian budget for S&T, 2005-2009 (public sources)


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)


Evolution of research organizations in slovenia

Evolution of research organizations in Slovenia


Number of researchers in fte

Number of Researchers in FTE


Share of changes of researchers in last ten years

Share of changes of researchers in last ten years


Number of female researchers in fte by sector of performance

Number of female researchers in FTE by sector of performance


Government funding of r d in 90 s

Government funding of R&D in 90’s:


R d expenditure as a proportion of gdp in slovenia and in selected countries

R&D expenditure as a proportion of GDP (%) in Slovenia and in selected countries


Expenditures in for r d per inhabitant

Expenditures (in €) for R&D per inhabitant


Comparative structure of the sources of financing r d expenditure

Comparative structure of the sources of financing R&D expenditure


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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Fi

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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


Comparison of the structure of publishing

Comparison of the structure of publishing


Intensity of changes for publications and citations

Intensity of changes for publications and citations


Republic of slovenia slovenian research agency tivolska 30 ljubljana slovenia

Number of EU patent applications per million population, 2004


Annual growth of eu patent applications

Annual growth of EU patent applications


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


Research evaluation system in slovenia

Research evaluation system in Slovenia


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


Arrs and transparency

ARRS and Transparency


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


Annual plan of public calls

Annual plan of public calls


Timetable of evaluation process

Timetable of evaluation process


Guidelines prepared by the ministry

Guidelines prepared by the Ministry


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


Evaluation methodology

Evaluation methodology


Results of evaluation

Results of evaluation


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)


Annual report on financing

Annual report on financing


Up to date financing overview

Up-to date financing overview


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


Cobiss bibliographic system

COBISS bibliographic system


Republic of slovenia slovenian research agency tivolska 30 ljubljana slovenia

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


Sicris information system

SICRIS information system


International citation indexes

International citation indexes


Publications in scientific journals with isi index

Publications in scientific journals with ISI index


Republic of slovenia slovenian research agency tivolska 30 ljubljana slovenia

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