Institute of Information Science

SMASH Host institution


The Institute of Information Science (IZUM) is a public institution established by the Government of the Republic of Slovenia as an information infrastructural service for Slovenian science, culture and education with a mission of developing and managing ICT and application infrastructure for scientific and educational institutions in a wider region. Main focus is a development and operation of central library information system and services – COBISS (Co-operative Online Bibliographic System and Services) distributed in several countries within the COBISS.Net network. IZUM develops the Information system on research in Slovenia – SICRIS (Slovenian Current Research Information System), which not only includes data on research projects, organisations and researchers, but also supports the development of similar systems (E-CRIS) in other countries. IZUM is also involved in providing open science information resources and is engaged in educational and training activities in its field of work. Since 2021, IZUM is the Hosting Entity of HPC Vega, that supports European researchers and users from the public and industry sector all over the Europe.