Status, Tasks, Functions

Status, Tasks, Functions

 

State Committee on Science and Technology of the Republic of Belarus (hereafter  SCST) is a republican State governing body adopting a policy of the state and supporting the government control and management of science field, science and technology field, innovation field and protection of rights of intellectual property items. SCST is subordinated to the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus.is subordinated to the Council of Ministers of the Republic of  Belarus.

 

When carrying out its activities, SCST is guided by the Constitution of the Republic of  Belarus, by other sources of legislation of the Republic of  Belarus and by  these Regulations.

 

SCST carries out its activities  in co-ordination with the  republican State governing bodies , local  executive and regulatory agencies, scientific  and other organizations.

 

Main tasks of SCST:

 

- Implementation of the  policy of the state in scientific, scientific-technical  and innovation field and in the field of  protection of rights of intellectual property items;

 

- Business regulation of  scientific, scientific-technical  and innovation development  matters and  protection of rights of intellectual property items;

 

- Planning of training  high-qualified scientific workers countrywide and in branches of knowledge and organization of implementation of results of scientific research;

 

- Analysis of  level of conducted researches and development, elaboration of proposals concerning economic  efficiency upgrading;

 

- Coordination of activities of  the  republican State governing bodies, organizations in  scientific, scientific-technical  and innovation field and in the field of  protection of rights of intellectual property items;

 

- Cooperation with  local  executive and regulatory agencies while forming and adopting  regional  scientific-technical  and innovation policy;

 

- Perfection of organization of  scientific-technical  opportunities of the republic and  efficiency upgrading of its use;

 

- Adopting of single policy of the state in international  scientific-technical  collaboration field;

 

- Development of innovation infrastructure, creation of  mechanism of enabling of entities of innovation field, providing  the creation and development of productions, based on new and high technologies;

 

- Application and utilization of advanced and high-efficiency technologies in economy of the republic;

 

- Stimulation and enabling of development  entrepreneurial business related to commercialization of production and implementation into the production  process scientific-technical  achievements;

 

- Providing the control over the execution of legislation of the Republic of  Belarus concerning  scientific, scientific-technical  and innovation development  matters and  protection of rights of intellectual property items and also  control over the proper use of  the republican budget funds appropriating for the  financial backing of  scientific, scientific-technical  and innovation activities in  the Republic of  Belarus and  international  scientific-technical  collaboration;

 

- Carrying out the control over the progress of scientific-technical  programs ( programs of the state, branch-wise and regional programs), divisions of    scientific-technical  support of statу  target, state economic and social programs  , innovation projects,  international  scientific-technical   projects,  and   adoption of results of completed  scientific  research, design and experimental, design and  technological  works in  production processes;

 

- Informing of the communityabout  the development of the science, scientific achievements, activity of  SCST,  republican State governing bodies in scientific field, scientific organizations.

 

- carrying out state  scientific-technical  expert examination and register keepingof high-tech productions and enterprises.

SCST in accordance with the tasks imposed on:

 

 - organizes  forecasting of scientific, technical  and technological development  in cooperation with the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus in the Republic of  Belarus;

 

- elaborates proposals and introduces  them  in the prescribed manner before  the Council of Ministers of the Republic of  Belarus:

 

proposals in promising directions of scientific-technical  and innovation activities and measures of the public support of them;

 

proposals concerning the perfection of controlling instrument of legal and economic regulation and stimulation of scientific, scientific-technical  and innovation activity in the republic;

 

proposals concerning the creation and development of productions, based on the new and high technologies.

 

proposals concerning the volumes of financial backingof scientific,scientific-technical  and innovation activity and international scientific-technical collaboration at the expense of the republican budget;

 

proposals concerning  legal and economic regulation of relations in  protection of intellectual property items;

 

- performs the distribution and controls rational expenditures of the public budget  appropriating for the training of high-qualified scientific workers  countrywide and in branches of knowledge, defines prospective and relevant  directions of their training ;

 

- Organizes the elaboration, review and authorization of the projects  of public scientific-technical programs in cooperation with the National Academy of Sciences  of Belarus, the elaboration, review and authorization of public comprehensive target scientific-technical programs, coordinates the elaboration of the projects  of branch-wise and regional  scientific-technical programs by organizations, and also coordinates the activity of divisions of  scientific-technical development of public target, public economic  and social programs;

 

- Defines the current directions and coordinates the international scientific-technical collaboration, organizes financial and resources attraction from overseas and international organizations;

 

- Carries out contests of international scientific-technical projects, innovation projects  concerning  solving of most relevant scientific-technical, economic, ecological and social problems, and projects concerning elaboration  of technologies and new technological items;

 

- Carries out state scientific-technical examinations by experts concerning drafts of targets of public, branch-wise and regional scientific-technical programs, innovation projects and international scientific-technical projects and also examines the divisions of  scientific-technical development of public target, public economic  and social programs. For this purpose SCST creates public scientific-technical council of experts functioning in appropriate directions of scientific-technical activities, organizes the work of the mentioned above councils and monitors their activity;

 

- Ratifies the tasks of public scientific-technical programs  innovation projects;

 

- Carries out a check of the process of implementation of scientific-technical programs, innovation projects and international scientific-technical projects, other works and events being carried out within another directions of scientific, scientific-technical and  innovation activities financed by the republican and local budgets;

Also SCST  carries out a check of the process of implementation of decisions concerning scientific, scientific-technical and  innovation activities and in the prescribed manner introduces the proposals about bringing to responsibility the guilty of nonfulfillment and/or misapplication of funds of the republican budget which are devoted for the definite purposes;

 

- in the prescribed manner introduces the proposals about the changes of volume of science expenditures  set in the republican budget;

 

- works out measures concerning the enhancement of efficiency of work of organizations carrying out scientific, scientific-technical and  innovation activities and also  measures concerning the development and consolidation of material and technical basis of science;

 

- determines the order and conditions of giving the status  of  the center  of multiple-access to the unique scientific facilities for organizations:

 

- determines the list of scientific facilities,  devices complementary parts being purchased for the purpose of  development of material and technical basis of scientific institutions and organizations at the expense of the funds of the republican budget devoted for the financing of scientific, scientific-technical and  innovation activities for the ensuing financial year;

 

- considers the  appeals (proposals, applications, complaints; hereafter  appeals) of citizens including  the self-employed and legal persons and  within its competence in accordance with the procedure established by the legislation;

 

- issues compulsory regulations  concerning appropriate solution of these matters intended for  the mentioned above organizations in accordance with the results of consideration of the appeals made by persons unsatisfied by the results of the consideration carried out by the subordinated public organizations if there are  grounds  for the favorable decision of the issues stated in appeals ;

 

- carries out a check of the process of consideration of the appeals in the subordinated public organizations; as provided by applicable law SCST organizes field checks of the process of consideration of the appeals.

 

- the SCST sends to directors of the subordinated public organizations submissions about making their officials subject to disciplinary action for each and every case of improper consideration of the appeals by mentioned above organizations;

 

- carries out a state scientific-technical  examination by experts of capital investment projects claiming the state backing established for the productions based on new high technologies or claiming attraction of credit from overseas on the security of the Government  of the Republic of Belarus. SCST also carries out a state scientific-technical expert examination concerning other capital investment projects in cases stipulated by the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus.

 

- in accordance with the legislation of the Republic of Belarus organizes collective management of copyrights of works being copyright objects and objects of neighboring rights.

 

- exercises protection over the copyrights, rights to author's own name and  right of reputation protection in case of default of issue;

 

- carries out state  scientific-technical  expert examination and register keeping of high-tech productions and enterprises;

 

- participates in the work of international organizations, commissions, committees and   organizes the international collaboration with overseas  countries for dealing with matters  falling within competence of SCST.

 

- exercises control over the use of finances and material resources of public organizations subordinated to SCST.

 

- in the prescribed manner carries out purchase of commodities (services) at the expense of the republican budget within the budget estimate for the ensuing financial year and has right to choose an organization  capable of carrying out  certain works ;

 

- fulfills other functions as provided for in the legislation of the Republic of Belarus.

 

SCST  is entitled to:

 

- introduce proposals concerning perfection of the legislation of the Republic of Belarus in the scientific,  scientific-technical and innovation activity field and proposals concerning protection of the rights to intellectual property in the prescribed manner;

 

- exercise control over the execution of legislation  of the Republic of Belarus in the scientific,  scientific-technical and innovation activity field, in the field of protection of the rights to intellectual property and in the prescribed manner introduce in the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus proposals about bringing the guilty for the law violation to responsibility;

 

- stop financing of scientific-technical programs, innovation projects, other works and activities being carried out within other directions of  scientific,  scientific-technical and innovation activity financed by the republican budget in case of inappropriate or ineffective use of funding resources;

 

- create in the prescribed manner the coordination council and the expert council, commissions, temporary research teams, task forces and other organizations for the performance of activities and consideration of the matters reserved to SCST;

 

- be a public  customer of scientific-technical programs  and innovation projects, works and services;

 

- make requests to republican State governing bodies, other public organizations subordinated to the Government of the Republic of Belarus, local executive and regulatory agencies, other organizations for information concerning the matters reserved to SCST in accordance with the procedure established by the legislation;

 

- as provided by applicable law of the Republic of Belarus, conduct talks  and make international agreements with appropriate governing bodies of overseas states and international organizations, participate in the work of these governing bodies and organizations, in international events dedicated to scientific-technical problems and matters of guarantees for protection of rights to intellectual property;

 

- in the prescribed manner hold  international and republican conferences, congresses, symposiums, council boards, workshops, exhibitions and other events concerning matters falling within competence of  SCST;

 

- create, restructure and close down the subordinated organizations in accordance with the legislation of the Republic of Belarus;

 

- in the prescribed manner  invite specialists of republican State governing bodies, local executive and regulatory agencies and other organizations including foreign ones if necessary for solving the matters of scientific, scientific-technical and innovation activities and  ensuring protection of rights of intellectual property items;

 

- in the prescribed manner  make agreements for performance of scientific research and other works, carrying out expert examination of projects and programs, preparation  of analytical reviews, forecasting concerning problems of scientific, scientific-technical and innovation activities and ensuring protection of rights of intellectual property items with scientific and other organizations , temporary scientific teams, specialists and experts;

 

- in the prescribed manner solicit for rewarding the workers made a substantial contribution to the development of science, technics, technologies and ensuring protection of rights of intellectual property items with state decoration.