The National Point of Reference for Open Access is the Ministry of Education, Science and Sport of the Republic of Lithuania.
The Research Council of Lithuania has a mandate of coordinating OA activities in Lithuania.
The main governmental institution, responsible for implementation of innovation policy in Lithuania is the Agency for Science, Innovation and Technology (MITA). They coordinate national activities and international programmes (HORIZON2020, EUREKA, EUROSTARS) of research, technological development and innovation and other financial schemes. MITA provides national financial support for project participants.
The Research and Higher Education Monitoring and Analysis Centre (MOSTA) was a public institution established to provide evidence-based information and guidance regarding adoption of decisions on formation and implementation of research, higher education and innovation policy relevant to the public. Following the reorganization of the Research and Higher Education Monitoring and Analysis Centre (MOSTA), the Government Strategic Analysis Center (STRATA) has been established.
Lithuania has not implemented a national Open Access/Open Science policy yet but Working Group for developing it was set up on 16 January 2020 by the Minister of Education, Science and Sport.
In accordance with the Law on Higher Education and Research of the Republic of Lithuania (2009, revised 2015 and 2016), “in order to ensure the quality of research conducted with funds of the state budget, the transparency of the use of funds of the state budget, to enhance scientific progress, the results of all research works carried out in state higher education and research institutions must be announced publicly (in the Internet or any other way), to the extent this is in compliance with the legal acts regulating the protection of intellectual property, commercial or state and official secrets” (Article 51).
The Research Council of Lithuania adopted the Guidelines on Open Access to Scientific Publications and Data on the 29th of February 2016 and seeks its further implementation.
The Guidelines include open access (OA) and open research data policy in full alignment with the Horizon 2020 (H2020) OA mandate and Open Research Data Pilot, and the July 2012 European Commission recommendations on access to and preservation of scientific information.
The major funding agency in the country:
The following institutions in Lithuania have registered OA policies:
The Electronic Academic Library of Lithuania (eLABa) is the national OA repository of the Ministry of Education, Science and Sport and all academic institutions of Lithuania. Fifty institutions in Lithuania (universities, institutes and research centres) are members of the eLABa Consortium.
The key aggregator is Lithuanian Virtual Library.
LiDA (Lithuanian Data Archive for Social Sciences and Humanities) http://www.lidata.eu/
MIDAS (National Open Access Research Data Archive) https://www.midas.lt
COD (Crystallography Open Database) http://www.crystallography.net/cod/
CLARIN-LT (repository of resources in Linguistics, Humanities and Social Sciences)
The Directory of Open Access Journals lists 80 journals published in Lithuania.
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