Latvian name: Latvijas Zinatnu Akademija|
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|The Latvian Academy of Sciences (abbreviated in Latvian - LZA) is Latvia’s national academy of sciences dedicated to the promotion of science and high-quality research, the study and development of the history, culture, language of Latvian people and the state, Latvia’s natural resources and environment. The Latvian Academy of Sciences (hereinafter – LAS) takes active part in the development of science policy of Latvia and consultation the government in matters of science. The LAS takes care about publishing scientific literature, organization of scientific conferences / seminars, popularization of scientific achievements, maintenance of international contacts of Latvian scientists, protection and maintenance of research ethics, discussion principles and traditions. The LAS is an autonomous legal entity; and executes its obligations and taskwork assigned by the Ministry of Education and Science (MoES) on the basis of an agreement with the ministry, thus being partly funded by the Ministry.|
The LAS is involved in the designing of Latvia’s science strategy, and evaluation and monitoring of state research programs and projects. Under the supervision of the MoES the LAS is involved in the management of some state research programs according to the research priorities approved by the Government for each four years. MoES has delegated the LAS, since 2008, to implement the ERA-net projects of FP7 in Latvia. The LAS is the partner in the following ERA-net projects: Matera+, SmartGrids, Ruragri, ICT-Agri, Wood-WidomNet-2, EuroNanoMed, Priomedchild. Apart from this, the LAS represent the national government also in COST, EUREKA, European Joint Initiatives, Eurostars and BONUS programs.
Studies in plant science are carried out in the framework of the National Research Programme ""Sustainable use of local resources (underground, forests, food and transport): new materials and technologies"" (2010-2013).
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