The Eötvös Loránd Research Network (/asset/view/127687/Eötvös Loránd Research Network.pdf) Secretariat is an independent nonprofit public budgetary organization established on August 1, 2019. The ELKH Secretariat is under the supervision of the National Assembly, led by a 13-member independent Governing Body devoted exclusively to scientific research excellence while safeguarding academic freedom. The function of the Governing Body is supported by a Scientific Council and an International Advisory Board.The ELKH Secretariat maintains the expansive research network funded from the central budget for purposes of carrying out scientific research.The ELKH Secretariat builds on the rich legacy of Eötvös Loránd in articulating the multifaceted character of the collective wealth of knowledge accumulated in the research network over several decades.

ELKH’s mission

• to acknowledge, foster and protect scientific freedom and

promote research ethics and research integrity

• to strive for scientific excellence in basic and applied

research in natural and life sciences, social sciences, and

the humanities

• to efficiently operate the publicly funded research institute

network with diversity, inclusivity and by equal opportunity

• to be at the forefront of scientific innovation that generates

impact in key strategic and global sustainable areas

• to develop innovative and targeted research programs

and policy

• to foster and advance partnerships internationally

and regionally

• to strengthen synergies between education and research

• to evolve as a progressive, open and inspiring organization