Information on the Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences


An overview of information compulsorily disclosed pursuant to Act No. 106/1999 Coll.

  1. Full Official Name:
    Fyzikální ústav AV ČR, v. v. i., (hereinafter referred to as the „FZU“), registered in the Register of Public Research Institutions under the file No. 17113/2006-34/FZU.
  2. Reason and way of the establishment:
    FZU was established by means of the Resolution No. 26 of the Board of the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences dated 18th December 1953 with effect from 1st January 1954 under the name „Fyzikální ústav ČSAV“ (Institute of Physics of the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences). The reason for the establishment of the FZU was primarily the implementation of basic and applied research in the field of physics. In 1979, the Institute of Physics of the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences merged with the Institute of Solid State Physics of the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences and the Department of Low Temperatures of the Institute of Nuclear Physics of the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences. In the meaning of Sec. 18 (2) of Act No. 283/1992 Coll., it has become part of the Czech Academy of Sciences with effect from 31st December 1992. Based on Act No. 341/2005 Coll., as of 1st January 2007, the legal form of the FZU changed from a state-funded institution to a public research institution.
    Now, according to Act No. 341/2005 Coll., the Czech Republic is the founder of the FZU. The role of the founder is exercised by the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, on behalf of the Czech Republic.
  3. Organisation chart:
    FZU organization chart
  4. Contact:
    address: Fyzikální ústav AV ČR, v. v. i., Na Slovance 1999/2, 182 00 Praha 8
    tel.: +420 226 052 722 (Registry)
    fax: +420 286 890 527
    electronic filing office:
    data box ID: nm9ns84
    place for personal handover and taking over of documents: the reception in the main building, Mon-Fri 8:00 - 11:00 (Entrance in the street Pod Vodárenskou věží 1999/1)
    FZU contact data
  5. Organization ID:
  6. Organization Tax ID:
  7. Documents:
  8. Provision of information according to Act No. 106/1999 Coll.
    1. Procedure description:
      FZU procedure in processing of applications, proposals and requests of citizens under Act No. 106/1999 Coll., on free access to information:
      • FZU will assess the content of each submitted application and, based on the assessment, it will either provide the requested information (fully or partially), or adjourn the application, or reject it.
      • If the applicant has filed an application orally and he/she has not received the information requested or does not consider the information provided to be sufficient, he/she must file the application in writing.
      • The conditions under which FZU is obliged or entitled to refuse or limit the provision of the requested information, or refer to information already published, are listed in Act. No. 106/1999 Coll.
      • Deadlines for individual actions within the process of providing information are specified in Act No. 106/1999 Coll.
    2. Appeal:
      A written appeal may be lodged against the decision of the FZU to reject the application within 15 days from the date of delivery of the decision. The appeal is delivered to the FZU. FZU will submit the appeal to the superior body within 15 days from the date of its delivery.
    3. Complaint about the application processing procedure:
      The applicant may, on legitimate grounds, lodge a complaint about the procedure, in particular, if no decision about the rejection of the application has been issued within 15 days after the application was received by the FZU, or if the applicant received no information at all, or he/she received only partial information and no decision about the rejection was issued for the remainder of the content of the application. The complaint may be submitted in writing within 30 days from the date of receipt of the notification of the application being settled or from the date of expiry of the time limit for providing the information. FZU will submit the complaint to the superior body within 7 days from the date of its delivery.
    4. Form templates: (only CZ)
    5. An overview of the most important regulations according to which the FZU mainly acts and decides, which stipulate the right to request information and which regulate other rights of citizens in relation to the FZU:
      • Act No. 106/1999 Coll., on Free Access to Information
        Legal regulations related to the activities of the FZU:
      • Act No. 341/2005 Coll., on Public Research Institutions,
      • Act No. 283/1992 Coll., on the Academy of Sciences,
      • Act No. 130/2002 Coll., on the Support of Research and Development,
      • Deed of Foundation.
      These laws are available for download on the website of the Ministry of the Interior of the Czech Republic (link, the Deed of Foundation above under the link in point 7.
    6. Tariff of incurred costs relating to the provision of information:
      The provision of information is subject to a fee and is governed by the applicable tariff set out below.
    7. Way of payment for the provision of information:
      • bank transfer:
        account number: 2106535627
        bank code: 2700
        constant symbol: 0308
        variable symbol: is indicated in the reply to the request (1061999xxxxxx)
        message for the recipient: please enter the registration number under which your application was recorded
      • personally in the cash office of the FZU
        (entry from Pod Vodárenskou věží 1999/1 street)
      • by mail to the address:
        FZU AV ČR, v. v. i.
        Na Slovance 1999/2
        182 00 Praha 8
    8. Annual reports for at least the previous two years on FZU’s information providing activities: 
      See the reports on Czech page
    9. Information according to Sec. 3 of Act No. 106/1999 Coll.:
      See the reports in Czech page
      Expert opinions on the appreciation of the plots for ELI project.
  9. Selected internal regulations
    S/9 Internal Audit Charter
    S/12 Internal Control System
    S/18 Public Procurement
    S/22 Con
    tract Disclosure