HUN-REN research sites, in addition to their research activities, also carry out several related activities that are considered public services. These public services are crucial within HUN-REN, and their support is annually determined by the Governing Board under a separate budget item.
HUN-REN's main areas of public services with examples
- Public service monitoring activities
These include investigations related to radiation protection, seismology, or weather, as well as various forecasts:
General monitoring of Lake Balaton (HUN-REN Balaton Limnological Research Institute)
Seismology (HUN-REN Institute of Earth Physics and Space Science)
- Maintenance of collections and museums
These activities include the maintenance and presentation of collections related to various fields, as well as activities related to the maintenance of museums operated by research institutions.
Agroverzum (HUN-REN Centre for Agricultural Research)
National Botanic Garden (HUN-REN Centre for Ecological Research)
Music History Museum (Institute for Musicology of the HUN-REN Research Centre for the Humanities)
- Public advisory services
As part of these activities, research sites provide up-to-date and practical information and expert advice related to their respective fields to particular groups or society as a whole.
Online first name finder (Institute for Language Technologies and Applied Linguistics of the HUN-REN Hungarian Research Centre for Linguistics)
The Language Advisory Service (Institute for Language Technologies and Applied Linguistics of the HUN-REN Hungarian Research Centre for Linguistics)
- Professional dictionaries, text corpora
Related to this, the editing, publishing, and maintenance of various monolingual and multilingual printed and online dictionaries, as well as literary and scientific texts and primary sources, are carried out.
The Grand Dictionary of the Hungarian Language (published by the Institute for Lexicology of the HUN-REN Hungarian Research Centre for Linguistics)
SZTAKI Dictionary (HUN-REN Institute for Computer Science and Control)