The Ministry of Science, Education and Sports (MSES) is a pillar institution of the science system in Croatia. It bears responsibility for all the stages of education, research, sports and promotes research-based technology development and communication and information (IT) activities. Its main mission regarding scientific research is to create and implement national scientific research policy as a framework for overall development of science in Croatia. MSES takes decisions on allocation of the State budget resources to national scientific research organisations. It creates and implements regulations, acts, guidelines and other legal matters necessary for administration and coordination of the science system. It also carries out necessary administrative activities.