Public disclosure and appurtenant legislation
The Research Council is required to comply with the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act of 19 May 2006) and the Public Administration Act of 10 February 1967 (as subsequently amended, most recently by Act of 1 August 2003 No. 86).
As cited in Chapter 2, Section 3 of the Freedom of Information Act, the main rule on access is:
“Case documents, journals and similar registers of an administrative agency are public except as otherwise provided by statute or by regulations pursuant thereto.”
There are, however, a number of exemptions to the right of access. Those of greatest relevance in the context of the Research Council’s activities are found in Chapter 3, Sections 13-15 and Section 26, fourth paragraph.
The contract between the Project Owner and the Research Council provides more detailed guidelines relating to the public disclosure of project results.
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