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STAR Center

The first Center of Excellence in Social Sciences and Humanities in Serbia was accredited by the Ministry of Science, Technological Development and Innovation – STAR Center of Excellence for Behavioral Research in Psychology

STAR Center is responsible for creation and maintaince Serbian Twin Advanced Registry (STAR). STAR is the only twin registry in the region and include more than 3000 registered participants, who showed interest in participating in scientific research.

Through scientific projects, STAR Center contributes to the development of behavioral genetics in national and international frameworks. One of them is GENIUS – Genetic and environmental influences on psychological adaptation of children and adults, suported by  the Science Fund of the Republic of Serbia.

Open Science

Members of the STAR Center were coordinators of the first Open Science project in Serbia: BEOPEN – Boosting Engagement of Serbian Universities in Open Science, suported by European Commission:.

As a result, a national Platform for open science was adopted.

All universities managed institutional repositories of open science.

The first Manual for Open Science in Serbia: Smederevac, S., Pajić, D., Radovanović, S., Ghilezan, S., Čolović, P. i Milosavljević, B.  (2020). Otvorena nauka – praksa i perspektive. Novi Sad: Univerzitet u Novom Sadu

The first interactive textbook in statistics in Sebia: Pajić, D. (2020). Primena tehnika vizualizacije u bazičnoj statistici. Univerzitet u Novom Sadu, Filozofski Fakultet.

Open psychological questionnaires and translated IPIP – International Personality Item Pool  items in Serbian.

Primenjena psihologija journal
Call for papers for special issue “Promoting Open Science Principles in Psychology”.

Citizen science

Citizen science projects at STAR Center.

The first Guide for citizen science in Serbia.

Basic info

STAR Center
European Semester of Psychology
Belgrade, Serbia 2023

In the year when we celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of Serbian Psychological Society, we have a great pleasure to organize the European Semester of Psychology, named New Horizons of Psychology as science and practice.

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