European Commission

Commission Representation in Lithuania

EOSC-A Mandated Organisation


EOSC Steering Board representatives

Aušra Gribauskienė, Ministry of Education, Science and Sports
Artūras Kaklauskas, Research Council of Lithuania

The Research Council of Lithuania has a mandate of providing recommendations on Open Access activities in Lithuania to policymakers and higher education and research institution. The Ministry of Education, Science and Sport participates Open Science activities as policy maker. Lithuania has a Law on Research and Higher Education which covers Open Access and research data, stipulating that “the results of all research work carried out in state higher education and research institutions must be communicated to the public”. At the institutional level Universities actively promote and to implement open science ideas by adopting institutional policies, giving training to researchers on open science practices and ensuring open access to research results. Lithuania participates in EOSC projects and development, such as through EOSC Nordic.

Research Council of Lithuania

The Research Council of Lithuania supports and participates in the open-access policy formation and encourages the dissemination of the open access concept. Its main activities are

  • performing  evaluation of research activity
  • setting open access requirements for research projects
  • participating in the Open Science movement
  • advocating open access among policymakers,  researchers and knowledge managers
  • supporting global, national and institutional initiatives fostering open access


4 October 2022 | Tripartite Event:


The Ministry of Education, Science and Sport (MESS) of Lithuania is the main policymaker that is a part of acting government policy-making as well as the main fosterer of education, science and sport-related national agreements, strategies, and international involvement in platform. One of the goals of the MESS is to form the state policy in the field of research and development, and to organise, coordinate and control their implement.

The Research Council of Lithuania adopted the Guidelines on Open Access to Scientific Publications and Data. The Guidelines include the policy on open access (OA) and open research data in full alignment with the Horizon 2020 (H2020) OA mandate, the Open Research Data Pilot, and the Commission's Recommendations on access to and preservation of scientific information.

Read more:

  • EOSC Nordic D2.8: Open Science policies and resource provisioning in the Nordic and Baltic countries (final report)

EOSC Association Members and Observers

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