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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.
Project preparation
TimeTopicContact, registrationLocation
27 Jan, 11:00–12:30Introduction to grant writingStefanie SchütteZoom
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 (consultations)
TimeTopicContact, registrationLocation
By appointmentMachine learning algorithms in processing data with PythonUldis Doniņš, uldis[pnkts]doninsatrsu[pnkts]lvOnline
By appointmentGuidance for the planning and design of clinical-epidemiological research on prevalence,
identification of risk factors, the efficacy of interventions, diagnostic accuracy studies and
systematic reviews
Sergio Uribe, sergio[pnkts]uribeatrsu[pnkts]lv20 Dzirciema iela, Rīga, RSU Institute of Dentistry, Room 248 / Online (Zoom)
Guidance for the design of the data management plan for medical research according to FAIR principles
Guidance for statistical analysis of data for medical research during the study design stage
Conducting exploratory data analysis for medical research: data visualization and tables generation
By appointmentBioinformatics analyses of multi-omics data and integration with clinical, life-style/environmental informationBaiba Vilne, baiba[pnkts]vilneatrsu[pnkts]lvOnline (Zoom)
By appointmentQuantitative data processing using RAndris Avotiņš, Eva Petrošina (statistikaatrsu[pnkts]lv)Online (Zoom)
By appointmentQuantitative data processing using MS ExcelOlga Rajevska, Madara Miķelsone (statistikaatrsu[pnkts]lv)Online (Zoom)
Fridays 13:00–17:00, by appointmentStatistical processing of quantitative dataAndrejs Ivanovs, Šimons Svirskis, Eva Petrošina, Maksims Mukāns (statistikaatrsu[pnkts]lv)Online (Zoom)
By appointmentPeer review of statistical reporting in scientific articlesŠimons Svirskis, Andris Avotiņš (statistikaatrsu[pnkts]lv)Online (Zoom)
By appointmentQuantitative data processing using NVivoDiāna Kalniņa (statistikaatrsu[pnkts]lv)23 Kapseļu Iela, Statistics Unit
English language in research (consultations)
TimeTopicContact, registrationLocation
Fridays 10:00–11:00, by appointmentEditing scientific articles in EnglishMiervaldis Karulis (valodasatrsu[pnkts]lv)16 Dzirciema iela, B-407
By appointmentEngligh language in researchGuntars Dreijers, dreijersgatgmail[pnkts]comZoom
Publication and databases (consultations)
TimeTopicContact, registrationLocation
Thursdays 10:00–12:00, by appointmentIntellectual property protectionLinda Gabrusenoka (linda[pnkts]gabrusenokaatrsu[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
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
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
Networking Events
Interdiscilinary Research Seminars in Cognitive Sciences16 June 2022Illusions of mind: from perception to biology, from normality to pathologyEnglish
Interdiscilinary Research Seminars in Cognitive Sciences7 Apr 2022Wearables, theatre, and the cognitive sciencesEnglish
Interdiscilinary Research Seminars in Cognitive Sciences24 Mar 2022Brain pathways & information flow for face processingEnglish
Research Breakfast3 Mar 2022Value-based healthcare: challenges and opportunities in LatviaEnglish
Research Breakfast2 Feb 2022Patient Engagement in Research: importance, experience and considerationsEnglish
Interdiscilinary Research Seminars in Cognitive Sciences20 Jan 2022Patterns of free exploration in space shape memory for new environmentsEnglish
Research breakfast1 Dec 2021Ethical approval and data management in researchLatvian
Research breakfast3 Nov 2021Cognitive Sciences in MedicineEnglish
Research breakfast6 Oct 2021Cooperation and infrastructure platforms managed by RSU research staff: opportunities for knowledge acquisition and idea developmentLatvian
Research breakfast8 Sep 2021Updates from the Latvian Council of Science and perception of climate change in Latvian communitiesLatvian
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