DAIS - Digital Archive of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts is a joint digital repository of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts (SASA) and the research institutes under the auspices of SASA.

The repository uses a DSpace-based software platform developed and maintained by the Belgrade University Computer Centre (RCUB) in accordance with the cooperation agreement between the Serbian Academy of Sciendes and Arts and the University of Belgrade, a service agreement and the Policy for Transparent Access to Research Infrastructuresat the University of Belgrade Computer Centre. The software platform is compliant with the OpenAIRE Guidelines for Literature Repositories v3.

The aim of the repository is to provide open access to publications and other research outputs resulting from the projects and other activities implemented by the SASA and its institutes, as well as to ensure their long-term preservation. In line with their mission and the role of publicly funded institutions, SASA, SASA institutes, and RCUB (as the service provider) seek to provide reliable and secure archiving for diverse outputs of SASA and its institutes, while ensuring an easy access and widest dissemination of the Open Access content. DAIS responds to the requirements of national and international funding bodies to share the outputs of publicly funded research. DAIS is compliant to the Open Science Platform of the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia.

The repository is supplied with the external application Authors, Projects, Publications (APP), developed by the RCUB. In APP, authors and funding information are presented as normalized entities. APP also enables metadata export and displays Altmetric scores and citation counts in Dimensions, Scopus and Web of Science.

All items in DAIS are supplied with unique and persistent Handle identifiers, i.e. permanent identifiers in the form of URLs that will always point to the data landing page.

Designated community

The Designated Community of DAIS includes:

All other users, including local and international professional researchers, citizen scientists, teachers, students, informed citizens, the general audience, etc, can only browse and search the metadata, and download the OA content from the repository, but they can not deposit.

Detailed information can be found here.

Submission policy

Who may deposit?

In order to deposit content in the repository, one must be affiliated with the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts (SASA) or one of the research institutes under the auspices of SASA and have valid credentials. The credentials will be assigned by a repository manager upon registration.

Please follow the submission guidelines.

All submissions must be approved by a repository manager. More information about workflows in DAIS can be found in the Documentation.


Registration is done by completing the registration form (please use an institutional email). Upon registration, a repository manager will assign the credentials, enabling you to deposit your work and access content that is not publicly available.

Content policy

The repository content covers various areas of research: linguistics, history, musicology, ethnology, social and cultural anthropology, archaeology, art history, geography, sociology, mathematics, natural sciences, engineering, medical and biomedical sciences, and especially broad multidisciplinary areas such as Slavic Studies, Balkan Studies and Byzantine Studies. The following content categories are considered eligible for inclusion in DAIS:

Submissions that are not in line with the Content policy will not be accepted.

In order to be deposited, content must be in a digital format and in a completed state (not a dynamic document). If changes need to be made, then the changed electronic document shall be deposited as a new document.

Supported Content Types

The following content types will be accepted:

This is not an exhaustive list. Contact us if you have any questions about materials.

Supported File Formats

Although DSpace can support all formats, it is strongly advised to use only formats that are open and suitable for long-term preservation. The list of preferred file formats can be found here. Please note that we may not be able to ensure long-term preservation for non-preferred formats. If the format you want to use is not listed, please contact us for advice and support.


From the perspective of end users, each repository item consists of a deposited document and the metadata describing it. Different access and reuse policies apply to metadata and deposited documents. Detailed information is provided here.

Metadata policy

The metadata are freely accessible to all, and freely reusable by all, under the terms of the CC0 license.

Access to Deposited Content

The deposited content (documents) will be made available to the public, except when forbidden by contracts, rights, or when embargoed for a limited time. Associates and external users may submit a request to access the restricted content. Access requests are resolved at the discretion of the content owner, in line with copyright, data protection and other relevant legislation.

Each deposited item (document) is individually tagged with appropriate license.

Preservation policy

The approach to long-term preservation used in DAIS is described in the Preservation plan. This Plan follows guidelines and standards for digital preservation, such as the FAIR principles, the OAIS Reference Model and CoreTrustSeal. The Plan aims at ensuring that the digital content in the Repository remains accessible, understandable, and sufficiently usable over the long term. Efforts are also made to mitigate the risk of deterioration, damage, data loss and corruption, as well as the obsolescence of file formats, storage or dissemination means.

Metadata and files deposited in the repository are stored permanently. Content may be removed only in exceptional circumstances.

Detailed information can be profided in the Preservation plan.

Version control

It is possible to correct and add the metadata in published items. Deposited files can be edited or replaced only exceptionally, most commonly in case the conversion to preferred formats is required. In case it is necessary to update the content of the deposited file, an updated version may be deposited. If multiple versions of the same content are available in the repository, there will be links between earlier and later versions and the most recent version will be clearly identified.

Legal framework

Depositors must have the necessary rights to submit a resource in the repository and they must clear possible copyright, privacy, data protection and other issues with their institutions, collaborators, funders and all relevant stakeholders. Before completing submission, depositors are required to accept a Distribution licence, granting to the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts the non-exclusive right to disseminate and preserve the content, and to convert the submission into any medium or format for the purpose of preservation.

If the deposited content has already been published, copyright terms and other legal restrictions, such as publishers’ embargo periods, must be respected. Any copyright violations are entirely the responsibility of the authors/contributors. To check publishers’ self-archiving policies you may use SHERPA/ROMEO.

If the deposited content is unpublished, the author retains copyright. The Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts does not preclude publishing the documents in journals, monographs, or in other repositories. If you intend to publish the content, please check the publisher’s policy on prior or parallel publication. To do this, you may use SHERPA/ROMEO.

Detailed information can be found here.

Harvesting Policy

Metadata are made available to harvesters and aggregators under the Creative Commons CC0 Public Domain Dedication license. Data can be harvested by robots and aggregators for full-text indexing or analysis in line with the assigned license.


Whenever a user visits the repository, certain information is gathered and stored automatically. This information does not generally identify the user personally. Information that is automatically collected and stored when visiting the repository site includes:

This automatically collected information is only used internally for technical troubleshooting, to improve the usability of the repository, and to record aggregate statistics.

Google Analytics and Google Search Console are used to analyze the use of this repository. Google Analytics generates statistical and other information about the repository use by means of cookies, which are stored on users' computers. The information generated relating to the repository is used to create reports about its use. Google will store and use this information. Google's privacy policy is available at: http://www.google.com/privacypolicy.html.

Personal information submitted by users

The system collects personal information submitted during the deposit process. Submitted information will be used only for the purpose for which you submitted it, and will not be shared with third parties or used for commercial purposes.


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.