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SCAR - National Research Systems - Latvia
The system for higher education and research is under the authority of two Ministries:
Ministry of Agriculture, and Ministry of Education and Science

1. Ministry of Education and Science

Manages the whole process of science and technology in Latvia.

The system of Latvian science and technology is regulated by several acts:
  • The Law "On Scientific Activity" (2005)
  • The Law "On Higher Education Establishments" (1995)
  • The Concept for the Development of a National Innovation System (NIS) (1998).

  • Intellectual property rights are regulated by:
    • The Patent Law (1993);
    • The Trademark Law (1993);
    • The Law on Industrial Design Protection (1993);
    • The Copyright Law (1993) which includes provisions for computer programme and data base protection;
    • The Law on the Protection of Plant Varieties (1993).
2. Ministry of Agriculture

3. Latvian Academy of Science, Department of Agriculture and Forestry Sciences

4. Non–financial support association

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  SCAR meetings.

The SCAR plenary meetings are normally organised twice a year. Thirteen meetings have been held so far since February 2005.

The next meeting is scheduled on: [read more]
  Contact info.

The SCAR committee is supported by a Secretariat with staff from the Commission's Directorate-General for Research and staff made available to SCAR from Member States (‘virtual secretariat’). The Secretariat is in charge of the preparation and follow-up of forum meetings (e.g. coordination of the agenda, invitation, documents for the meeting, minutes) and provides assistance to the working groups.
Contact person: François Constantin.