The Icelandic Centre for Research (RANNÍS; Icelandic: Rannsóknamiðstöð Íslands) funds and promotes scientific research in Iceland. It formed in 2003 through an act of legislation. As of 2007, the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture oversees its activities. It operates from headquarters on Borgartún in Reykjavík.
RANNÍS cooperates closely with the Icelandic Science and Technology Policy Council and provides professional assistance in the preparation and implementation of the national science and technology policy. RANNÍS administers competitive funds in the fields of research, innovation, education and culture, as well as strategic research programmes. RANNÍS coordinates and promotes Icelandic participation in European programmes such, as Horizon 2020 in the fields of research and innovation, Erasmus+ in the fields of education, training, youth and sport, and Creative Europe in the fields of culture and audiovisual media. In addition, RANNÍS monitors resources and performance in R&D and promotes public awareness of research and innovation, education and culture in Iceland.
From 1994 to 2003, RANNÍS operated as the Icelandic Research Council. "As of 2013 scientific publications based on projects, funded entirely or partially by the Icelandic Centre for Research, Rannís, must be published in open access."
- "Act on Public Support for Scientific Research No. 3/2003", Menntamalaraduneyti.is, Reykjavik: Ministry of Education, Science and Culture, 2003, archived from the original on 20 February 2007
- Per Dannemand Andersen; et al. (2007), Foresight in the Nordic research and innovation council systems (PDF), Denmark: Risø National Laboratory, ISBN 978-87-550-3614-7
- "About Rannis", Rannis.is (in Icelandic and English), Rannís, retrieved 17 July 2018
- Hans Skoie (2001), Research Councils in the Nordic Countries–Developments and Some Challenges, Nordisk institutt for studier av innovasjon, forskning og utdanning (NIFU)
- "OA in Iceland". Open Access in Practice: EU Member States. OpenAIRE. Retrieved 17 July 2018.
- Icelandic Research Fund Handbook for Applicants, Expert Panels, and External Reviewers (PDF) (2d ed.). Rannís. 2017.
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