Rules For The Latvian Science Council Of Experts The Setting Up And Operation Of The Commission

Original Language Title: Noteikumi par Latvijas Zinātnes padomes ekspertu komisiju izveidošanu un darbību

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Cabinet of Ministers Regulations No. 497, Riga, 20 June 2006 (pr. Nr. 50.33 §) rules on the Latvian Science Council of experts the setting up and operation of the Commission Issued in accordance with the law of scientific activity article 18 Fifth i. General questions 1. Rules provide the Latvian Science Council (hereinafter Council), the Commission of experts members of the candidates ' qualification criteria for the creation of the Commission of experts, their operating principles and key tasks. 2. the members of the Commission shall be elected by direct suffrage by secret ballot. Elections are held every three years. 3. The Council has five expert Commission: Science and mathematics 3.1 Expert Commission;
3.2. the engineering and computer science expert Commission;
3.3. Biology and medical science Commission of experts;
3.4. the agricultural, environmental, land and Forest Sciences Commission of experts;
3.5. the humanities and social sciences Commission of experts. 4. the Commission of experts and the number of members and the breakdown by sectors and sub-sectors of science shall be determined by the Council not later than two months prior to the Commission of experts on election day. 5. the term of Office of the Commission of experts shall be three years. II. members of the Commission of experts of the candidates and voter list creation 6. members of the Commission the lists of candidates and voters lists of the Commission (hereinafter referred to as the electoral roll) constitute the Council according to the scientific activities of the law article 18, second and third. 7. the members of the Commission of experts, the candidates may nominate scientific information on, no high school and the Academy of Sciences of Latvia, as well as the applicant can apply personally. 8. following the promulgation of the election in accordance with the provisions of paragraph 16 of the members of the Commission of experts shall present to the Council a candidate application or letter of nomination of members of the Commission of experts and the qualifications of a candidate questionnaire (the questionnaire-) (annex 1). On the accuracy of the data submitted to the Council and the completeness of the response. The Council is entitled to check the qualifications of the data referred to in the questionnaire. 9. the expert member of the Commission may not nominate a person who has been elected a member of the Commission of experts concerned in the two previous days of the mandate. 10. Stand to place the members of the Commission of experts can be a scientist with a Ph.d. or equivalent research degree qualifications working in Latvia in the science sector, its activities comply with the ethical criteria for scientific research and debate principles and meets at least one of the following minimum qualification criteria: 10.1 the last three years, at least two international scientific periodicals published in reviewed original scientific articles;
10.2. the last three years is one of those provisions 10.1. scientific articles referred and approved an international patent application;
10.3. the last three years is one of those provisions 10.1. scientific articles referred to and reviewed scientific monographs. 11. After receipt of the qualification questionnaire the Council set up a Commission of experts members of the candidate list by sector, as well as the name of the Commission of experts. 12. the Council supports the Commission of experts of the possibility of voters (voters) look at the expert members of the Commission and the qualification of the candidate list, inserting the information Council website on the internet (within the meaning of these rules the voters are scientists who elect a Commission of experts according to the scientific activities of the law article 18, second subparagraph). 13. Scientists who want to apply for voter list, the voter fills in the questionnaire (annex 2) and submitted to the Council pursuant to paragraph 16 of these terms in this notice. Voters can submit a questionnaire, also sent by mail. 14. the Council voter questionnaire receive creates a voter list according to scientific sectors or subsectors. III. the Commission of experts elections 15. To organize the elections Commission of experts, the Council on elections established Election Commission of 11 people. The Election Commission may not be the Council and members of the Commission of experts and their candidates. 16. the Electoral Commission issued election day less than two months before the election, by publishing the notice in the newspapers "journal" and "scientific journal", as well as the Council's website on the internet. At the same time published a call to nominate candidates to apply for the expert and the list of voters, as well as these rules 8 and 13 questionnaire referred to the place and time of filing. 17. Electoral procedure is the following: 17.1. elections are held for two days from 9.00 a.m. until 19.00 o'clock.;
17.2. the Electoral Commission prepares for each sector or subsector for separate ballots. The election marks a number of industry voters list the voters. The ballot in alphabetical order of all the record industry or industry sector, members of the Commission of experts put forward the candidates and each candidate's name, surname, year of birth, degrees, jobs, posts, as well as sector and subsector;
17.3. election observation delegation of the scientific institutions or free sober observers. Election observers ensure that the ballot boxes where you intend to throw the election signs are empty. Then the ballot boxes sealed;
17.4. the Electoral Commission shall issue ballots to voters who presented identity documents. Voters sign on the ballot;
17.5. the ballot will indicate how the members of the Commission of experts expected to elect for the sector or sub-sector. Voters in their treatment of nominations expressed by election marks the marks "for" and "against", deleting unnecessary;
10.9. each voter filled out his ballot and personally throw it in a sealed ballot box. Ballots can be put only those voters who wish to come to the room at 19.00. At 19.00 the electoral space switch;
17.7. the election on the first day following the end of voting ballot boxes behind the stamp seal of the Commission so that the ballot could throw the election boxes or to withdraw from them. Election Commission members and observers shall have the right to seal the ballot boxes with their seals. The election boxes left the room until the next election day, Election Commission Chairman or his authorized person's supervision. The next day, Election Commission Chairman in the presence of observers to front make sure election boxes is not corrupted, and seal the election will continue from 9.00 to 19.00 o'clock. this rule 17.3., 17.4., 17.5. and 10.9. the order referred to in subparagraph;
11.1. starting with the electoral space open for a moment, the Election Commission Secretary, writes in the course of the election Protocol. The Protocol reflects the progress of the elections. 18. counting of votes procedure is the following: 18.1. votes counting starts the second election day in the evening after the election. The number of electoral votes in the open session of the Commission;
18.2. prior to the opening of the election box unused ballots registered and erasing the Election Commission in the order;
18.3. after the election of the box opening Electoral Commission counted ballots;
18.4. about invalid believes its ballots that do not have explicit voter attitudes toward candidates of members of the Commission of experts;

18.5. invalid ballot number. For each invalid ballot shall indicate why it is considered invalid. 19. the Electoral Commission counting the votes recorded. Before the opening of the election box tallying Protocol indicates, produced and used across the remaining number of characters of the elections, as well as the number of voters. 20. the Vote Counting Protocol consists of a list of candidates to the sectors or subsectors in descending order of number of votes received, as well as specify which candidates are elected. Vote counting Protocol signed by all the members of the Electoral Commission. 21. considers it of the elected members of the Commission of experts, the candidates who receive the largest number of votes. The number of members of the Commission of experts in one sector from one scientific Institute or University one unit may not exceed 50 percent of the total number of members of the Commission of experts in the sector concerned. If votes are split so that there is a violation of the conditions referred to in this paragraph, the Election Commission will select the next candidate from the other institutions with the largest number of votes. If the voices on the vacant candidate members of the Commission of experts was split equally the candidates from one scientific Institute or university departments, one of the members of the Commission of experts candidates hold repeated elections. 22. by drawing up the minutes of counting the votes of all the valid and invalid ballots and one copy of the Protocol to be packaged and sealed. Observers have the right packaging to seal with his seal. Go to ņojum to store their archives on the Council for three years. 23. the Commission of experts election results shall be published in the newspapers "journal" and "scientific journal", as well as the Council's website on the internet. 24. The provisions referred to in paragraph 21 of the repeated elections to vacant industry expert as a member of the Commission the Commission shall hold elections months after the closing of the previous election. Election Commission announces the election date, again posting the notice on a repeating election newspapers "journal" and "scientific journal", as well as the Council's website on the internet while publishing the invitation to nominate candidates to the vacant experts site and specifying the rules referred to in paragraph 8 of the questionnaire submission site and time. Repeated elections held that rule 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22 and 23 above. 25. If the expert member of the Commission ceases to perform his duties, his place into the next in the same sector or subsector candidates of the Commission of experts, on the basis of the vote counting Protocol and subject to this provision paragraph 21 of the conditions referred to in the various institutions. 26. Complaints about the conduct of the elections voters may submit to the Chairman of the Electoral Commission, but the results of the election-Council. Complaints are recorded in a special complaint log. Each complaint and the decision taken shall be notified to the applicant. IV. activities of the Commission of experts in each of the 27 the first session of the Commission of experts, chaired by a representative of the Electoral Commission. The vote, by secret ballot, by a majority, elect a Board of experts as well as the President and his Deputy. 28. the Chairman of the Commission of experts and the Deputy mandate is yearly. The President of the Commission of experts and his Deputy can elect a maximum of two times in a row. 29. the expert meeting of the Commission of experts headed by the President of the Commission, or in his absence-Deputy Chairman of the Commission of experts. 30. the expert meeting of the Commission. The minutes and decisions of the Commission sign the Expert Commission President and the Registrar. 31. the Commission's task is to provide opinions on the Council of scientific research projects and programmes, organise, compose tīz * a list of projects submitted by the resulting average rating (the number of points in descending order) based on the qualified expert evaluation, as well as to prepare a common opinion on the inspection of the quality and relevance of the object project and program evaluation criteria. 32. the right of the Commission are: 32.1. request the Council and receive from the technical assistance needs of his Commission's work;
32.2. to give proposals on the financing of any inspection of the object in full or partial funding or refusal;
32.3. choose experts from the independent expert database according to the topics of the project;
32.4. the assessment objectively require the additional information required. 33. the Commission of experts the work the Council shall establish and maintain an independent database of experts. The database in the order of the Council shall include in their scientific names that match this rule laid down in paragraph 10 the qualification criteria. V. Commission of experts on the evaluation of project applications 34. Commission of experts no longer than four weeks after receipt of the project provides this from the Council received project expertise. 35. the Commission of Experts received research projects divided by sectors and subsectors and passes the qualified experts for assessment. Experts on the topic of the project chosen by drawing lots (by keywords) from atk Riga database of experts. The Expert Commission shall verify compliance with this set of conditions of paragraph 37 of the SBA on the absence of a conflict of interest for the experts. One Institute or University Department may represent up to half of the project's evaluation of selected experts. If these requirements are not met, reconnecting to the raffle, the above requirements are met. 36. Each project assessed at least three experts. If there is a design contest, one expert cannot be more than 30 percent of the total number of projects submitted to the sub-sector. Assessing cross-sectoral projects from independent experts in addition to the database, choose the appropriate sectoral experts. 37. the Expert Commission shall ensure that the project is not in the interest of experts. Experts sign a declaration of absence of conflict of interest and confidentiality the project submission. On conflicts of interest be considered situations in which measurable project development or implementation, the following persons are involved: 37.1. an expert;
37.2. the experts project co-authored;
37.3. scientists who have an employment relationship with an expert or his co-authors project. 38. the Commission, after receipt of the opinion of experts review the project application and assessment experts. By individual experts ' ratings of each project application to the calculation of the average rating points. The Expert Commission shall draw up a list of projects submitted by the average rating obtained in descending order (ranžējum) in each industry sector and recommends funding, with priority given to projects that got the most points. 39. If, in assessing the project, experts differ over the rating of 50 percent, the expert panel may convene a meeting of experts of the project feedback, which agree on ratings. 40. the consultation and the application of the draft decision on the financing of the project making only those members of the Commission of experts that evaluated in relation to the project is not in a conflict of interest. 41. All the members of the Commission of experts opinions shall be recorded in minutes. If members cannot agree on a specific project submission evaluation, decisions are taken by majority vote. If the votes of the members of the Commission split on the casting vote of the Chairman of the Commission. 42. the Expert Commission shall prepare and submit to the Council an opinion on the project, the project ranžējum lists and suggestions for each project proposed for funding. 43. Where the applicant submits the complaint about the expert opinion of the Commission, the Council shall forward draft other experts for inspection again. 44. the Council of experts, having received an opinion from the Commission, shall decide on the financing of the project. The decision and the opinion of the Commission of experts, which included a summary of the expert evaluation, send the project applicants. Prime Minister a. Halloween, Minister of education and Science (B). the Rivž annex 1: Cabinet of Ministers of 20 June 2006 regulations no 497 members of the Commission of experts of the candidate's qualification questionnaire, Minister of education and science Rivž B, annex 2 to the Cabinet of Ministers of 20 June 2006 regulations no 497 Latvian Science Council ______. annual Commission of experts election voters questionnaire, Minister of education and science Rivž of B.