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Executive Assembly Member:

University of Zadar

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For more than a decade the Department of Information Sciences at the University of Zadar is very active in promoting the idea of free and unrestricted access to research results and academic works. Our staff members are involved in a number of national infrastructure projects like HRCAK (Portal of Croatian scientific journals) and CROSBI (Crotian scientific bibliography), their international projects and initiatives like in OpenAIRE, an EC-funded initiative with 50 partners which aims to support the Open Access policy of the European Commission via a technical infrastructure, and TD COST Action TD1306 New Frontiers of Peer Review (PEERE). The University of Zadar encourages its academics to publish their research in open access. All journals published by different University departments are freely available on the web. The University Library has established an institutional repository on the national digital archive and repository DABAR and in the meantime offers advice and support for students, teachers and researchers in helping them publish their works under free access conditions.

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Ordinary Member:

University of Zagreb, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences – FHSS


FHSS is the largest higher education and research institution in the country in the field of humanities and social sciences, as well as a significant cultural institution that has an important impact on Croatian culture and society. It performs research activities and offers more than 100 university programs (BA, MA and PhD) in a wide array of humanities disciplines, such as history, archaeology, philosophy, ethnology, anthropology, history of art, linguistics, phonetics, languages and literature studies; as well as in the Social Sciences, such as psychology, sociology, information and communication sciences and pedagogy. There is a strong focus on international cooperation and the FHSS currently serves as the national representative for research infrastructures CESSDA, CLARIN and ESS. With its active publishing program, it is dedicated to openness: all 10 journals are available in Hrčak – central portal of Croatian scientific journals; while books are available in FF Open Press, Faculty’s own publishing platform developed with PKP-OMP. Moreover, FHSS also contributes to the steering and development of Croatian open repositories infrastructure DABAR – Digital Academic Archives and Repositories.

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University of Zagreb, University Computing Centre – SRCE


SRCE is the main computing centre, the coordinator and central Croatian institution for development and maintenance of the modern research and educational e-infrastructure, as well as the centre for education and support in the area of ICT application covering both the University of Zagreb and the whole research and higher education system in Croatia. SRCE strongly supports different aspects Open Access by implementing, maintaining and developing open digital archives and data services. SRCE has implemented several open digital archives such as HRCAK (Portal of Croatian scientific journals), Croatian Repositores and Archives Aggregator (ARA) and Digital Academic Archives and Repositories (DABAR).

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