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Hopes fade for boost from mid-term review

04-02-2016

Migration likely to dominate review—if it happens

 
 
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Plans for agricultural R&D revealed
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04-02-2016

The European Commission intends to focus on online technologies and encouraging scientists and farmers to work more closely together, under an agricultural research strategy due later this year.

free article ERC leaves door open to more multimillion-euro grants
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04-02-2016

The European Research Council’s president Jean-Pierre Bourguignon has suggested that the ERC could reinstate the massive interdisciplinary Synergy Grants that were piloted under Framework 7.

free article Industrial funding encourages researchers to be less open
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04-02-2016

Policymakers want researchers to be both open and entrepreneurial. But data from Germany suggest these may be contradictory goals, say Dirk Czarnitzki and his colleagues.

 

Advisers to tackle cybersecurity and emissions
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04-02-2016

The seven-strong European Commission’s Scientific Advice Mechanism will look into cybersecurity and vehicle carbon dioxide emissions as their first topics of work.

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04-02-2016

European ombudsman Emily O’Reilly speaks to Amanda Stringfellow about her mission to make the EU more transparent.

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Most researchers will have faced rejection by grants panels, but it’s unlikely that many will have seen a play depicting the process. But that’s a core theme of People Are Messy, a comedy drama for school children aged 14 and up, which explores the practical, ethical and social issues of involving patients and the public in research...

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free article Leadership initiative takes women to Antarctica

Seventy-eight female scientists from across the globe have been selected to take part in intensive leadership training on a 20-day trip to Antarctica...

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