• The Research and Development Department ensures the performance of tasks of the Ministry in financing research and development in the sector of culture pursuant to Act No. 130/2002 Coll., on support for research and development, Government Regulation No. 461/2002 Coll., on earmarked support for research and development from public funds and on public tenders in research and development, Government Regulation No. 462/2002 Coll., on institutional support for research and development from public funds and on the evaluation of research intentions, and Government Regulation No. 267/2002 Coll., on the information system in research and development.
  • Within this competence, the Department, in particular
    • is the responsible department of the Ministry in relation to the central governmental authority for the area of research and development – Research and Development Council
    • is responsible for the preparation of the sectoral research and development strategy and its implementation,
    • prepares the implementation of sectoral research and development programmes,
    • provides for implementation of research priorities through the provision for parts of the National Research and Development Programme,
    • provides for public tenders for the provision of earmarked funds for the support for research and development and, within the framework of this activity, coordinates the tasks of competent departments during the year,
    • is responsible, in cooperation with the competent departments, for the preparation of a proposal for the allocation of State funds for the support for research and development,
    • on the basis of legal standards and general regulations for research and development and in cooperation with the Economic Department and Legislative and Legal Department, prepares guidelines applied to the needs of the department,
    • in cooperation with the competent departments, prepares contracts for the earmarked support for research and development between the Ministry and the individual State aid beneficiaries,
    • keeps central records of contracts with the State aid beneficiaries,
    • is responsible for securing the departmental databases of research and development (CEP, CEZ, RIV, VES, SR).