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The Central Administrative Office Responsible for Research and Development
(1) The central administrative office responsible for research and development is the Ministry (MEYS).
(2) The Ministry ensures mainly:
a) the preparation of the National Research and Development Policy of the Czech Republic in accordance with international treaties and the monitoring of its implementation in the form of positions on the compliance of the programmes of research and development presented by the providers with the National Research and Development Policy of the Czech Republic before these programmes are approved by the Government;
b) the preparation of the priorities in the form of the National Research Programme;
c) the implementation of the priorities of research in the areas that are not within the scope of the activities of the providers in the form of ensuring parts of the National Research Programme;
d) the preparation of the legal regulations on research and development and the evaluation of the consequences of other legal regulations on research and development;
e) international cooperation of the Czech Republic in research and development, including meetings with the organs and institutions of the European communities and the individual member states active in research and development, with the exception of international cooperation in defence research and development, for which the Ministry of Defence is responsible.
(3) When the representation of the Czech Republic in the relevant international organs and organisations is ensured by the Ministry, it presents a report to the Government on the course and results of the cooperation after discussion with the Research and Development Council and publishes the report after it has been discussed by the Government.
(provisions of Section 33 of Act No. 130/2002 Coll., On Research and Development Support from Public Funds and on the Amendment of Some Related Acts (Act on Research and Development Support))