Procedures at Masaryk University for submitting and processing requests for the disclosure of information

Disclosure of information relating to Masaryk University is subject to Act 106/1999 (Freedom of Information Act) (Czech only) .

1.  Disclosure of information request (oral, telephone, e-mail)

(1) A request for the disclosure of information may be made either verbally, by telephone or via e-mail and directed to the member of the Masaryk University staff responsible for the relevant area (see www.muni.cz). The staff member in question is obliged to provide the information requested, if this is possible, at his or her earliest convenience or to direct the applicant to information that has already been published.

(2) If no information is provided or the applicant considers the information provided to be insufficient, a written request must be submitted.

2.  Disclosure of information request (written)

Written requests for the provision of information should be submitted to the Masaryk University Rector’s Office

either by post, addressed to

  • Masarykova univerzita
  • Rektorát
  • Žerotínovo nám. 9
  • 601 77 Brno
  • Czech Republic

or via e-mail at info@munidotcz.

3.  Processing written requests for the disclosure of information

(1) If insufficient information about the applicant (name, surname, registration number for a legal entity, the applicant’s postal address or working e-mail address for requests sent by electronic post) prevents the request from being processed, within seven days of the submission of the request the applicant will be given notice to complete it; if the applicant fails to respond within 30 days from the date of receipt of this notice, the request will be suspended.

(2) If the request is unintelligible, fails to make clear what information is being sought or is worded too vaguely, within 7 days of the submission of the request the applicant will be given notice to make the request more precise; if the applicant fails to respond within 30 days from the date of receipt of this notice, the request will be refused.

(3) If the information requested is not within Masaryk University’s competency, the request will be suspended and the applicant will be informed of this fact within 7 days from the date of receipt of the request.

(4) If none of the preceding apply, information will be provided in accordance with the request within 15 days at the most from the date of receipt/completion of the request; if a licence contract is required, the applicant will receive the final proposal for such a contract within the same period. Where there are serious reasons, this deadline may be extended, but only by 10 days at the most.

4.  Issuing decisions 

(1) If it is not possible to respond to the request, or a part thereof, a decision refusing the request, or a part thereof, will be issued within the period allowed for processing the request, except in the case of requests that are suspended.

(2) If a response was not made to the request by reason of the protection of a trade secret or the protection of third party copyright rights, the explanation for the decision must state who exercises the rights to the trade secret or who exercises the property rights to the copyright in question, if this person is known.

5.  Appeals

(1) An appeal may be filed against the refusal of a request in a manner analogous to Section 2.

(2) Decisions on appeals will be made by the Rector within a period of 15 days.

(3) There is no appeal against a negative decision, which, however, is subject to court review.

6.  Complaints

(1) A complaint about the processing of the request for information may be lodged by an applicant who

  1. disagrees with the way in which the request has been processed,
  2. did not receive, by the stipulated deadline, information or a final licence contract proposal or a statement that the request had been refused,
  3. received only partial information, without any refusal pertaining to the rest of the request being issued.

(2) Complaints may be lodged in writing or verbally; in the case of a verbal complaint that cannot be processed immediately, a written record will be made of the complaint.

(3) Complaints must be submitted in a manner analogous to Section 2, within 30 days from the date of

  1. receipt of notification in accordance with Section 6, paragraph 14 (5) c) or subsection 17 (3) of the Freedom of Information Act,
  2. expiration of the deadline for the provision of information in accordance with paragraph 14 (5) d) or subsection 14 (7) of the Freedom of Information Act.

(4) Decisions on complaints are made by the Rector within 15 days from the date when they are presented to him/her.