About the Agency

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.