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Horizon 2020’s second phase takes shape


The European Commission intends to introduce three major funding streams into Horizon 2020 and ditch six others, a draft plan obtained by Research Europe says.

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free article Open-access costs calculated


Universities and public research institutes spent a combined total of at least £9.2 million on complying with Research Councils UK's open-access publishing policies in 2012-13, a report by a research consultancy firm has said.

free article Concern grows over future access to UK war library


Research librarians have added their voice to concerns about the future of the Imperial War Museum's library following reports that some of the museum's collections may no longer be accessible to researchers.

free article NERC issues clarification on future of centres


The British Geological Survey is not likely to be run by an external contractor, the Natural Environment Research Council has said.


free article NERC centres prepare for independence
Research Fortnight


Managers at three centres owned by the Natural Environment Research Council have told their staff to prepare for the centres to be made independent, Research Fortnight understands.

free article My relationship with ministers is getting stronger, says Walport


The government’s chief scientific adviser has said his relationships with Cabinet Office secretary Jeremy Heywood and science minister Greg Clark are strengthening over time.