ONLINE SOLUTION FOR THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE LIFE CYCLE OF THE PROJECTS OFFERED TO UNIVERSITIES BY THE MINISTRY OF EDUCATION OF SLOVAK REPUBLIC

J. Fabus1, I. Kremenova1, D. Tothova2

1Zilinska univerzita (SLOVAKIA)
2Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra (SLOVAKIA)
The main objective of the project is to develop and implement online solution for the administration of the entire lifecycle of the projects funded under the grant of the Ministry of Education of Slovak republic. Part of the solution is to link and use the available resources of the existing portal www.portalvs.sk. It is an introductory draft of the project, so the individual variants of the solution are not discussed in detail.

Nowadays Ministry of Education of Slovak republic is administrating seven types of the projects for universities, which electronization and unified electronic administration is suitable for inclusion in this project. Further description of each grant schemes is not mentioned because of the extension of the material.

Building an online management system for administration, monitoring and evaluation of projects can be a significant milestone in the informatization of services provided by the Ministry of Education of Slovak Republic. The intention is that each candidate for state support could send and monitor the project in all grant schemes, which are going to be valid starting from the 2010th.
Part of the project is:
• Description of the standard working procedure (workflow), which monitors the current lifecycle of the project from the perspective of the ministry.
• Draft of requirements for effective online management (administration) of posting, monitoring and evaluating of the projects.
• Proposal - the list of services that will be provided by analyzed functionality to different user groups (general public, applicants for the projects, reviewers and evaluators of projects) and to project sponsor (those who funded the project - usually the State through the Ministry of Education of the SR).

Electronic processing of various forms in the various project types and their partial unification will bring not only clarification of the solved tasks , but also bring effectiveness of the administration of projects and the elimination of the need for studying different types of systems by submitters. So the solvers and evaluators of the projects can focus more on the content site of the projects, rather than formal site. Unification will also bring consistent statistics and transparent indicators.