A research project is carrying out by a project group, comprising a head of project, researchers, technical staff, and young researchers. Research projects are basic, applied and post-doctoral.
A basic project covers experimental or theoretical work undertaken primarily to acquire new knowledge of the underlying foundations of phenomena and observable facts, without any particular application or use in view.
An applied project is also original investigation undertaken in order to acquire new knowledge. It is however, directed towards a specific practical aim or objective. Applied research may include industrial research. Industrial project is planned research or critical testing to acquire new knowledge with the aim of using that knowledge in the development of new products, processes or services or in the implementation of significant improvements in existing products, processes or services.
A post-doctoral project may be a basic or applied research activity implemented so that a researcher can acquire additional post-doctoral experiences and knowledge and also provides additional training for Slovenians without Slovenian citizenship who are returning to Slovenia.