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Official hour and date

Article 26.1 of Law 11/2007, of 22 June, on the electronic access of citizens to public services, stipulates that the calculation of time periods in electronic registries must be governed by the official date and time of the e-office of access, which must take the security measures necessary to safeguard its integrity and ensure the transparency of these measures.

In addition, Royal Decree 1671/2009, of 6 November, which partially develops Law 11/2007, establishes in article 6.2j that an e-office must show its official date and time for the purposes stipulated in article 26.1 of Law 11/2007.

Also, article 15 of Royal Decree 4/2010, of 8 January, regulating the national interoperability scheme in the area of electronic administration, provides that systems or applications involved in the electronic provision of a public service must by synchronized with the official time, providing a precision and desfasament that ensure the time periods established for administrative procedures are satisfactory.

This synchronization, as stipulated in section 2 of the same article, must be carried out with the Royal Naval Institute and Observatory (, in accordance with the legal time provision in Royal Decree 1308/1992, of 23 October, which designates the Laboratory of the Royal Naval Institute and Observatory as the depository laboratory of Spain's national time standard and associate laboratory of the Spanish Metrological Centre.

In compliance with the above provisions, the official date and time of the E-Office of the University of Barcelona appears in the upper left-hand part of the user's screen.

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