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State Research Programmes are research programmes funded from the state budget and initiated by the sectoral ministries. These programmes aim to create new knowledge, expertise and innovations, develop new solutions to contribute to the development of the specific field and strategic national development goals. Sectoral ministries define the goals and objectives of the State Research Programme of their interest and ensure the necessary funding from the state budget. Organization of project calls and evaluation of the research proposals is carried out by the Latvian Research Council.