Regulations for management of national science and technology programs

According to Item a, Clause 2, Article 25 of Decree No. 08/2014/NĐ-CP dated January 27, 2014 of the Government detailing and guiding the implementation of a number of articles of the Law on Science and Technology, dated March 12 / 2015, the Minister of Science and Technology issued Circular No. 05/2015/TT-BKHCN (hereinafter referred to as Circular 05) regulating the organization and management of national science and technology programs ( Program as abbreviation) includes:

  • National key science and technology program;

  • Other national level science and technology program

Circular 05 includes 04 chapters and 21 articles regulates organization and management of the program; building up and management of program.

Accordingly, organizing to manage the program is the Program Management Structure consisting of the Ministry of Science and Technology (the Ministry in charge); Program Steering Committee; Program Management Board; Program management unit with components, tasks and responsibilities specified from Article 5 to Article 9 of this Circular. In particular, the Ministry of Science and Technology is responsible for overall management of the Program.

Circular 05 also specifies the assignment of the Program Management Structure in the process of organizing, building and managing the Program's tasks in 9 sequential steps: To propose, define and approve the list of  ordered tasks of the Program; To organize the selection and directly assign organizations and individuals to perform the Program's tasks; To organize the signing of a contract to perform the Program's tasks; To adjustments during task performance; to check and evaluate the process of implementing the Program's tasks; To termination of contract; To evaluate, accept and recognize the results of implementing the Program's tasks; To liquidate contracts and exploit the results of the Program's missions; To give property disposal.

Also according to this Circular, funding for the program implementation is cut from the state budget for the program implementation which is balanced in the annual science and technology budget expenditure estimation, and assigned to the Ministry to perform. The financial mechanism for Program implementation is specified in documents guiding financial management of national science and technology programs and other relevant concerned financial legal documents.

Circular No. 05/2015 / TT-BKHCN takes effect from May 1, 2015./.