The functions of JINR Press Office are performed by the Scientific Information Department (SID), which is part of the Science Organisation and International Cooperation Office of JINR.
SID is headed by JINR Press Secretary Boris Starchenko.
The staff members of JINR SID issue and edit information on the activities and scientific achievements of the Institute, including the information bulletin “JINR News” (4 issues per year), the Annual Report of JINR, and the Annual Report to RAS. They also compile collections and booklets on the Institute jubilee dates and anniversaries of the famous scientists of JINR, and participate in making popular videos and documentaries, and issuing other official materials.
JINR SID is in charge of informing the mass media of Dubna, Russia and other countries about the events organised at JINR. It also administers the coverage of JINR activities by mass media (newspapers, journals, radio, cinema, television and other electronic means of communication), engaging representatives of mass media and JINR staff members into the process of issuing popular science materials.
The Department issues materials displaying JINR information for exhibitions and organises photo exhibitions on the activities of the Institute. The staff members take photos of important events, main experiments, facilities, physics equipment, construction sites of the Institute, etc. They are also responsible for compiling a photo archive affiliated with the JINR Directorate.
At JINR SID, photo information about JINR is prepared and distributed in the mass media of JINR Member States; photo illustrations are compiled for annual reports and other publications of the Institute, as well as for scientific books and journal articles.
The staff members of the Department process JINR-issued scientific information and enter it into the IAEA INIS system, consult JINR employees on using the INIS data and assist in compiling abstracts according to the system rules.
The Department is also in charge of supporting scientific and informational and organisational activities of the JINR Directorate related to the accomplishment of the scientific goals of the Institute.
Implementing its tasks, JINR SID interacts with the laboratories and other scientific, functional and industrial divisions of JINR. The Department also provides assistance in the development of the upgraded website of JINR.