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Latvia

Latvia has not implemented a national Open Access/Open Science policy yet. However, several actions and initiatives to implement principles of Open Access/Open Science policies are taking place in Latvia.

The participation of the University of Latvia in OpenAIRE projects has resulted with the establishment of the National Open Access Desk – Latvia which serves as the main information point for support on Open Access and Open Science in Latvia. 

In late 2019 the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Latvia initiated the Open Science Latvia landscape research with one of the main aims to create a roadmap of the Open Science policy.

On September in 2019, the EOSC Nordic project was launched to promote the implementation of the EOSC in the Nordic and Baltic countries. Latvia is represented in the project by Riga Technical University.

OA policies are at an early stage in Latvia; In 2017 two universities, the University of Latvia and Riga Technical University adopted institutional policies. In both policies, it is recommended (not mandatory) that researchers provide Open Access to their publications and other research outputs.

Latvian institutions have two policies:



The EOSC Portal is currently operated by the EOSC Enhance (Grant Agreement no. 871160) and EOSC Future (Grant Agreement no. 101017536) projects funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.