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The goal of the Doctoral School is to ensure a high-quality study experience, as well as a space to develop professional competences in a cross-disciplinary environment.


  • To create a one-stop agency to exchange information about ways to develop various competences;
  • To provide consultations on research design, data processing and interpretation, writing, publishing strategies and project preparation;
  • To organise seminars, workshops and various activities for the development of research competences;
  • To foster networking for doctoral candidates and researchers.
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Modern repository: journal publishing, OA management, research data


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UN Sustainable Development Goals – how to analyze bibliometric indicators?


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Project preparation
TimeTopicContact, registrationLocation
3.1.Preparation of project and grant applicationsDace Šantare (dace[pnkts]santareatrsu[pnkts]lv)16 Dzirciema Iela, C-204
By appointmentPreparation of project and grant applicationsIngrīda Kalviņa (ingrida[pnkts]kalvinaatrsu[pnkts]lv)16 Dzirciema Iela, K-203, K-220
Weekdays 8:30–17:15
(Fridays until 16:00)
Processing personal data and related mattersMarina Siņkovska (personu[pnkts]datiatrsu[pnkts]lv)16 Dzirciema Iela, D-100
Data processing and interpretation
TimeTopicContact, registrationLocation
By appointmentQuantitative data processing using RAndris Avotiņš, Eva Petrošina (statistikaatrsu[pnkts]lv)23 Kapseļu Iela, Statistics Unit
By appointmentQuantitative data processing using MS ExcelOlga Rajevska, Madara Miķelsone (statistikaatrsu[pnkts]lv)23 Kapseļu Iela, Statistics Unit
Fridays 13:00–17:00, by appointmentStatistical processing of quantitative dataAndrejs Ivanovs, Šimons Svirskis, Eva Petrošina, Maksims Mukāns (statistikaatrsu[pnkts]lv)23 Kapseļu Iela, Statistics Unit
By appointmentPeer review of statistical reporting in scientific articlesŠimons Svirskis, Andris Avotiņš (statistikaatrsu[pnkts]lv)23 Kapseļu Iela, Statistics Unit
By appointmentQuantitative data processing using NVivoDiāna Kalniņa (statistikaatrsu[pnkts]lv)23 Kapseļu Iela, Statistics Unit
Writing and editing
TimeTopicContact, registrationLocation
Fridays 10:00–11:00, by appointmentEditing scientific articles in EnglishMiervaldis Karulis (valodasatrsu[pnkts]lv)16 Dzirciema iela, B-407
Wednesdays 16:00–17:00, by appointmentConsultations on the methodological guidelines of collaboration journals of RSU (e.g. Medicine, Acta Chirurgica Latviensis)Signe Riekstiņa-Pāla, signe[pnkts]riekstina-palaatrsu[pnkts]lv (bibliotekaatrsu[pnkts]lv)16 Dzirciema iela, G-204.c
Publication and databases
TimeTopicContact, registrationLocation
Thursdays 10:00–12:00, by appointmentIntellectual property protectionJustīne Vīķe (justine[pnkts]vikeatrsu[pnkts]lv)12 Vīlipa Iela, Room 8
By appointmentExpert advice on the quality of article manuscript contentScientists registered in LZP expert database (dana[pnkts]briedeatrsu[pnkts]lv)The experts' respective offices
Wednesdays 16:00–17:00, by appointmentDatabase searchesSigne Riekstiņa-Pāla (signe[pnkts]riekstina-palaatrsu[pnkts]lv, bibliotekaatrsu[pnkts]lv)16 Dzirciema Iela, G-204.c
Mondays 16:00–17:00
Fridays 14:00–15:00
Using EndNoteInga Znotiņa (inga[pnkts]znotinaatrsu[pnkts]lv, bibliotekaatrsu[pnkts]lv)16 Dzirciema Iela, G-204.c
Tuesdays, Thursdays 16:00–17:00Patent information searchesSigne Riekstiņa-Pāla (signe[pnkts]riekstina-palaatrsu[pnkts]lv, bibliotekaatrsu[pnkts]lv)16 Dzirciema Iela, G-204.c
Seminars, guest lectures
8 Oct, 15:30–17:00Patentu informācijas meklēšanaDace BušaLatvian16 Dzirciema iela, G-204.d
21 Oct, 15:30–17:00Bibliotēkas pakalpojumi un krājuma veidošanas iespējasSigne Riekstiņa-Pāla, Ilze VītolaLatvian16 Dzirciema iela, G-204.d
22 Oct, 15:00–17:00How to choose a good journal?  + ScopusKatarzyna Gaca-ZajacEnglishWebinar
11 Nov, 15:30–17:00Bibliometrija (Kas ir Scopus un Web of Science? Kas ir Impact factor un Hirsch index? u. c.)Inga ZnotiņaLatvian16 Dzirciema iela, G-204.d
Networking Events
EventDateTopicContact, registrationLanguageLocation
Research Breakfast6 JanResearch data managementJustīne VīķeLatvian/EnglishOnline

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