TUBITAK – Turkiye Bilimsel Ve Teknolojik Arastirma Kurumu (Turkey)
The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK) is the leading agency for management, funding and conduct of research in Turkey. It was established in 1963 with a mission to advance science and technology, conduct research and support Turkish researchers. The Council is an autonomous institution and is governed by a Scientific Board whose members are selected from prominent scholars from universities, industry and research institutions.TÜBİTAK is responsible for promoting, developing, organizing, conducting and coordinating research and development in line with national targets and priorities. It has been assigned officially by the Turkish government as the contact organisation for the EU Framework Programmes at the beginning of 2003. The implementation of the national coordination role concerning the EU Framework Programmes is achieved by TÜBİTAK EU Framework Programmes National Coordination Office (NCO).