The article sets out to clarify the possibilities of access to data of public interest, and more specifically, to analyse the accessibility of data of use for research purposes. The authors present the current legal regulations in Hungary and examine according to the normative criteria of economics what would be the optimum institutional system of data provision. The second half of the article points to the operative shortcomings of the Hungarian institutions and puts forward proposals for improving the situation.
Financed by the National Centre for Research and Development under grant No. SP/I/1/77065/10 by the strategic scientific research and experimental development program:
SYNAT - “Interdisciplinary System for Interactive Scientific and Scientific-Technical Information”.