is a Web application for collecting reports about the progress
of scientific research projects. The system was developed at the
Ministry of Science and Technology of the Republic of Croatia
using the clipper application and Word forms that were distributed
on a floppy disk to our present Web application.
SVIBOR is composed of authenticity modules, ASP pages on
NT server, data base on MS-SQL Server, and links with bibliography
bases (at present only with Rudjer Boskovic Institute, Zagreb).
investigators of scientific research projects financed by the
Ministry have been granted access to protected information space
by a user name and password. In the next stage the use of the
base will be extended to all registered scientists, i.e. all scientists
whose data are maintained in the base of the Ministry of Science
and Technology (MST).
Data collected in the application are distributed into several
categories: progress report, data on researchers, financial report,
bibliography (a list of articles), and a contact address. Transactions
are confirmed by TANs. Data collected in this manner facilitate
updating of databases on projects financed by MST and the preparation
of joint reports for Field Councils.
Our wish is
to present this pioneering system in the state administration,
share our experience and difficulties encountered in the preparation
and application of the system, improvements that we plan to introduce
based on our past experience and make contacts with similar projects.