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Slovenia: Government adopted the Action Plan for Open Science

14 July 2023

On 31 May 2023, the Government of the Republic of Slovenia adopted the Action Plan for Open Science which is the basic implementation document to support complying with provisions on Open Science. These are determined in the Resolution on the Slovenian Scientific Research and Innovation Strategy 2030 and elaborated in more detail in the Scientific Research and Innovation Activities Act and the recently adopted governmental Decree on the Implementation of Scientific Research Work in Accordance with the Principles of Open Science. All these acts stipulate Open Science as an integral aspect of scientific research work.

The Action Plan for Open Science is designed to facilitate six key measures from Strategy Objective 6.2. »Open science to improve the research quality, efficiency and responsiveness«, which are:

1. Effectively manage and finance the development of the internationally aligned national Open Science ecosystem;

2. Introduce modern approaches to the evaluation of scientific research in accordance with Open Science principles to increase the quality and impact of research;

3. Ensure that the results of scientific research are consistent with the FAIR principles and that full and immediate Open Access is provided (subject to justified exceptions);

4. Establish a national Open Science community to implement and monitor Open Science in Slovenia, as well as its integration into ERA and beyond;

5. Promote the development of citizen science and public involvement in scientific research;

6. Promote the development of national scientific publishing that will operate according to the principles of Open Science.

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Post prepared by Ivan Skubic, Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, and Mojca Kotar, University of Ljubljana