The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK) is the umbrella organization for the National Contact Point system in Turkey for the Sixth EU Framework Programme. Founded in 1963, TUBITAK is the supreme organization put in charge of promoting, developing, organizing and coordinating research and development in the fields of exact sciences in Turkey in line with the national targets of economic development and technical progress.
At present, there are about nine hundred Research and Development personnel employed at TUBITAK. Including other personnel, the total number reaches about 2000. TUBITAK functions under the fold of the Prime Ministry with adequate administrative and financial autonomy. The Council‟‟s decision- making body is the Science Board, composed of the President and 15 members. The President, as the chairman of the Science Board, implements its decisions and is the head of the entire administration. TUBITAK has taken part to the Inco-NET MIRA Project as partner.