The services provided by VPC are divided into three groups: Basket of basic services, Services for members only, Services for a group of members.

Basket of basic services – services provided to all industry institutions based on state delegations. These services are available free of charge​. Due to date basket of basic services includes eduroam, eduGAIN, GEANT.

Services provided to members only – services that are provided to all VPC members and that are not included in the basic services basket. To use services intended for members, the institution must be a member of VPC and membership fee must be paid. Currently this group includes ORCID.

​Services provided to a group of members – additional services provided to a specific group of members according to their requests. Only the group of members for whom the specific service is relevant covers costs​. At the moment services provided to a specific group of members are HPC and Genomics data network.

Besides services mentioned above there are Latvian academic network and NZDIS that are available for the higher education and scientific institutions of Latvia free of charge.


Eduroam is a solution for universities, research institutions, schools etc., and it provides simple, easy, secure connectivity from thousands of hotspots across more than 100 countries. Eduroam’s solution is based on the most secure encryption and authentication standards available, and it’s security by far exceeds typical commercial hotspots.

To find a local eduroam hotspot near you visit our dynamic hotspot finder service here. (Opens in a new tab) or download the eduroam companion apps for Android and iOS You can find the iOS version here The Android version is here.


eduGAIN is a global service providing an efficient, flexible way for participating federations, and their affiliated users and services, to interconnect.

Today, online services are crucial for research and education. Students, teachers, researchers and institution staff rely on them for collaboration through many web services. This can be for e-learning, tea​ching and conferencing, analysing and sharing data, accessing journals and libraries etc. Enabling easy and convenient access to users is a key part of delivering a service. Service providers do not want the headaches associated with issuing passwords to users, and the user does not want yet another password.

With just one trusted identity provided by user’s institution as part of an identity federation participating in eduGAIN, users can access services from other participating federations. Even better, it works with single sign-on (SSO), so that user needs to login only one time during a browser session.


GÉANT is a fundamental element of Europe’s e-infrastructure, delivering the pan-European GÉANT network for scientific excellence, research, education and innovation. Through its integrated catalogue of connectivity, collaboration and identity services, GÉANT provides users with highly reliable, unconstrained access to computing, analysis, storage, applications and other resources, to ensure that Europe remains at the forefront of research.

​Through interconnections with its 39 national research and education network (NREN) partners, the GÉANT network is the largest and most advanced R&E network in the world, connecting over 50 million users at 10,000 institutions across Europe and supporting all scientific disciplines. The backbone network operates at speeds of up to 500Gbps and reaches over 100 national networks worldwide.

Latvia’s Academic Network

Latvia’s Academic Network connects higher education and scientific institutions of Latvia allowing them to share and exchange data quickly and securely.

Partners involved in Network are: Daugavpils University, Institute of Electronics and Computer Science, Latvian Institute of Organic Synthesis, Latvian Biomedical Research and Study Centre, Institute of Physical Energetics, Latvian State Institute of Wood Chemistry, Latvian State Forest Research Institute “Silava”, Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies, Liepāja University, National Library of Latvia, University of Latvia, Liepaja Maritime College, Rezekne Technology Academy, Riga East University Hospital, Riga Stradiņš University, Riga Technical University, BSA University, Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences, Ventspils University of Applied Sciences, Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music.

To find out more contact Ardis Markss by +371 65804936 or


Nacionālā zinātniskās darbības informācijas sistēma (NZDIS) is national scientific information system that summarizes information about scientific activities and persons.


ORCID provides a persistent digital identifier (an ORCID iD) for reasearchers. You as a researcher own and control it, and that distinguishes you from every other researcher. You can connect your iD with your professional information — affiliations, grants, publications, peer review, and more. You can use your iD to share your information with other systems, ensuring you get recognition for all your contributions, saving you time and hassle, and reducing the risk of errors.

High Performance Computing

High Performance Computing (HPC) enables multiple opportunities for scientists, students, and industry. Currently available services at various organizations:

  • Access to modern computing infrastructure (supercomputer, data storage facilities);

  • Technical support in transferring computing tasks to HPC;

  • Access to European e-infrastructures;

  • Scientific software for research and studies;

  • Training and seminars.

HPC computing is available at Riga Technical University (RTU) High Performance Computing (HPC) Centre, Institute of Solid State Physics at University of Latvia, Institute of Mathematics and Computer Science at University of Latvia, Latvian Institute of Organic Synthesis, Institute of Numerical Modelling, Ventspils International Radio Astronomy Centre, Institute of Electronics and Computer Science

Genomics Data Network

LMT and MikroTik have joined forces to provide a high-capacity data network to Latvian scientists. The network offers a 10 Gbps data transfer rate that significantly decreases the amount of time needed for genome data relocation.

The digital size of a genome is measurable in hundreds of gigabytes, and increasing the data transfer rate can significantly accelerate the work of scientists battling with COVID-19 as well as conducting research projects on cancer and other severe diseases.

The Future is Digital

We support the development and international competitiveness of higher education and scientific institutions of Latvia by integrating, developing and providing high-quality shared IT services.