Transparentnost raziskovalne dejavnosti v Sloveniji
This article deals with an issue encountered by almost every ﬁnancing system for scientiﬁc research: how to ensure the best possible quality of research and a favourable ratio between the means invested and the ﬁnal result. Whereas in the private sector the key to measuring success is proﬁtability, other instruments for maximising effects must be found for the public sector, an important part of which consists of research activities. The authors suggest the concept of an “invisible hand” of the public as an instrument for achieving effectiveness. In order for it to work, the main prerequisite is the provision of transparency on all levels of the system. The article describes a case study of the Slovenian Research Agency (ARRS) as an example of best practice of an integrated transparency provision in the ﬁeld of science funding in Slovenia.