József Györkös is the Director of Slovenian Research Agency (ARRS) since November 2014. ARRS is the Slovenian founding member of Science Europe. Prior to his term as Director of the ARRS, József Györkös was a full professor at the University of Maribor. His fields of expertise include research, computer science and informatics.
In past decades, Györkös has served two terms as State Secretary in ministries with portfolios on Higher Education, Science, Technology and Information Society, and was a contributor for national strategies on research and higher education. Furthermore, he has been member and chair of the EU CONNECT Advisory Forum in ICT Research and Technology (advisory group to the commissioner in order to provide expert support on the strategy to effectively reinforce the use of ICT in the H2020).
At the Slovenian Research Agency (ARRS), and in cooperation with Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, he is a chair of the multi-stakeholder Steering Committee for assessment and further reshaping of research evaluation in Slovenia, also involving the international principles of (multilateral) lead agencies.
József Györkös is a member of the Science Europe Governing Board. The Slovenian Research Agency is one of the research funding organisations that initially agreed to implement the 10 principles of Plan S in a coordinated way, together with the European Commission and the ERC. Plan S aims for full and immediate Open Access to publications from publicly funded research.