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E.U. trims Horizon 2020 but spares European Research Council

E.U. trims Horizon 2020 but spares European Research Council | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Commission decides to use €2.2 billion in research money for a new European investment fund (...) - Science, by Tania Rabesandratana, 29 May 2015

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European commission leader plans to push international and gender diversity to promote research

European commission leader plans to push international and gender diversity to promote research | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Gender Balance and Research Excellence

 

Improving “gender balance” in research to help drive up the quality of work produced is among the top priorities for the European Union’s new commissioner for research, science and innovation.

Carlos Moedas outlined his plans for the post, including a new visa program for researchers from countries outside the E.U., at the European University Association’s annual conference in Antwerp, Belgium. (...) - InsideHigherEd, by Holly Else for Times Higher Education, April 23, 2015

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Ukraine joins E.U. research club—at a steep discount

Ukraine joins E.U. research club—at a steep discount | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Horizon 2020 deal brings Ukrainian science closer to Western bloc.

 

BRUSSELS—Ukraine has earned privileged access to competitive research funds from the European Union, bringing its science closer to the Western bloc. Under a deal signed in Kiev on 20 Marchwith the European Commission, Ukraine becomes an “associated country” to Horizon 2020, the European Union's €80 billion, 7-year research program. That means researchers and businesses in Ukraine may apply for any Horizon 2020 grant. (...) - Science, by Tania Rabesandratana, 24 March 2015

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Corruption: Good governance powers innovation

Corruption: Good governance powers innovation | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Corruption is a barrier to innovation, warns Alina Mungiu-Pippidi. Greater scrutiny of public spending is needed if science and technology are to fulfil their potential. (...) - Nature, by Alina Mungiu-Pippidi, 18 February 2015

 

 

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E.U. research chief candidate passes first test

E.U. research chief candidate passes first test | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Portugal's Carlos Moedas pledges to work as science's "torchbearer" and professes love of Europe.

 

BRUSSELS—Carlos Moedas, the commissioner-designate for research, has won over European parliamentarians in a public hearing here today. A former secretary of state in Portugal with no research policy background, Moedas came across as competent and well-prepared—but the plans he presented for his possible 5-year term remain vague, observers say. (...) - by Tania Rabesandratana, Science, 30 September 2014

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Universities warn against cuts to EU research funding

The European University Association, or EUA, has warned the Council of the European Union against making “considerable cuts” to proposed funding for research and innovation, including to the major framework programme Horizon 2020.

In a press statement last Thursday, the EUA said it understood that the Council of Minister’s position – to be formally adopted in September – recommended reductions in research and innovation payments.(...)  - University World News, 30 August 2014 issues 332

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Decision looms on future of E.U. science advice

Decision looms on future of E.U. science advice | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Green groups criticize current adviser—and her office.

 

A row has erupted over the job of chief science adviser to the European Commission, a post created in 2012. Jean-Claude Juncker, the new commission's president-elect, must decide whether to keep the post; nine nongovernmental organizations have called on him to scrap it because they are angered by the support of the current science adviser, Anne Glover, for genetically modified organisms. Many scientific organizations want to keep the position. But even Glover's supporters admit that her position has problems—including a tiny budget and an ill-defined mandate—that the new commission, set to take office in November, needs to fix. (...) - by Kai Kupferschmidt, 31 July 2014

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E.U. Commission Rejects Plea to Block Stem Cell Research Funding

E.U. Commission Rejects Plea to Block Stem Cell Research Funding | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

"Agreement to disagree" among member states will remain the rule under Horizon 2020.

 

BRUSSELS—The European Commission today turned down a request by pro-life organizations to block E.U. funding for research using embryonic stem cells—causing many scientists to breathe a sigh of relief. The commission says the existing rules under the European Union's science program, Horizon 2020, are appropriate and will not change. (...) - by Tania Rabesandratana, Science, 28 May 2014

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Pro-Life Citizens' Initiative Worries E.U. Scientists

Pro-Life Citizens' Initiative Worries E.U. Scientists | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

European Commission must consider turning petitioners' plea into E.U. law.

BRUSSELS—A group of European pro-life organizations is mobilizing against embryonic stem cell research in a way that the European Commission cannot ignore. One of Us, a so-called European citizens' initiative, has collected 1.7 million signatures from all 28 E.U. member states for a proposal that would block funding for research in which embryos are destroyed; under E.U. rules, the European Commission must now consider turning the proposal into legislation. (...) - by Tania Rabesandratana, Science, 9 April 2014

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Commission launches pilot to open up publicly funded research data

Valuable information produced by researchers in many EU-funded projects will be shared freely as a result of a Pilot on Open Research Data in Horizon 2020. Researchers in projects participating in the pilot are asked to make the underlying data needed to validate the results presented in scientific publications and other scientific information available for use by other researchers, innovative industries and citizens. This will lead to better and more efficient science and improved transparency for citizens and society. It will also contribute to economic growth through open innovation. For 2014-2015, topic areas participating in the Open Research Data Pilot will receive funding of around €3 billion. (...) - Données de la recherche, par Thérèse Hameau, 20/12/2013

 

 

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EU opens the €80 billion Horizon 2020 to researchers

The European Commission this week opened the way for universities, research organisations and businesses to apply for a share of its massive €80 billion (US$110 billion) Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. But questions have already been raised over whether the proposed selection procedures will be good enough to reduce complaints about awards. (...) - University World News, by

Alan Osborn, 12 December 2013, Issue No:300

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Thousands of Italian Scientists Protest Strict Limits on Animal Research

Thousands of Italian Scientists Protest Strict Limits on Animal Research | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Petition against new law attracts 13,000 signatures.

Scientists in Italy have petitioned lawmakers to revise a measure that sharply restricts the use of animals in scientific research. The controversial law, approved by the Italian Parliament in July, will soon go to the nation’s president for signature. It implements an E.U. directive on animal research, but critics say that Italian lawmakers added additional, damaging restrictions. (...) - by Marta Paterlini, ScienceInsider, 5 December 2013

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Horizon 2020 – Europe's grand research funding scheme

Horizon 2020 – Europe's grand research funding scheme | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

The European Parliament voted last Thursday on the final version of the union’s record research and innovation programme for 2014-20, dubbed Horizon 2020. The European Union (EU) has allocated €79 billion (US$106 billion) to spend on research and innovation projects, not just on the continent but also around the world. (...) - University World News, by Keith Nuthall, 22 November 2013 Issue No:297

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Nobel laureates defend E.U. animal research rules against citizens' proposal

Nobel laureates defend E.U. animal research rules against citizens' proposal | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

European lawmakers will hear citizens' initiative to "Stop Vivisection" on Monday.

 

Sixteen Nobel laureates have added their voices to a chorus of 149 science organizationsdefending existing E.U.-wide rules for animal research. In an open letter published on Friday, the group warns that repealing the current rules, as a citizens' initiative has proposed, would harm biomedical research in Europe. (...) - Science, by Tania Rabesandratana, 8 May 2015

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E.U. Parliament up in arms against raid on research funds

E.U. Parliament up in arms against raid on research funds | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Talks start on where to find money for European stimulus package.

 

The European Parliament has thrown a spanner into the works of European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker’s plan to slash €2.7 billion from the European Union's 2014 to 2020 research budget for a new investment fund to help ramp up Europe's economy. Although E.U. member states seem happy to sign off on Juncker's proposal, the Parliament says the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) must find its money elsewhere. Talks will start on 23 April in Brussels to reconcile these opposing stances. (...) - by Tania Rabesandratana, Science, 20 April 2015

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Europe's research commissioner lays out his ambitions

Europe's research commissioner lays out his ambitions | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Carlos Moedas on European funding models, diplomacy and scientific advice.

 

ast November, Portuguese engineer-turned-economist Carlos Moedas was plucked from managing his country’s budget-cutting austerity programme to take charge of the research portfolio at the European Commission in Brussels. (...) - Nature, by Alison Abbott & Philip Campbell, 23 March 2015

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Excellence: EU research plan may widen gaps

The success of the European Union (EU) Research and Innovation programme depends on achieving critical mass among member states and optimizing each state's research contribution (see also M. Żylicz Nature 517, 438; 2015). This could be difficult, given the wide variation in each state's willingness to participate and in their… (...) - Nature 518, 167 (12 February 2015) doi:10.1038/518167c

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Swiss scientists regain access to some E.U. grants through 2016

Swiss scientists regain access to some E.U. grants through 2016 | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Deal opens up parts of Horizon 2020 blocked after immigration referendum.

BRUSSELS—Starting today, scientists in Switzerland will again be able to apply for some research funds from the European Union's Horizon 2020 program—including coveted grants from the European Research Council (ERC). Both sides reached a short-term deal undoing restrictions imposed on Swiss scientists after a referendum to curb mass immigration back in February. (...) - by Tania Rabesandratana, Science, 15 September 2014

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[Germany] Governments are protecting agricultural subsidies to the disadvantage of research and innovation

 Heads of innovation instead of heads of cabbage

EU budget negotiations for 2015 have resulted in European government leaders planning to cut payments for research and innovation by 11% over the proposals of the European Commission. €1.1 billion would no longer be available. (...)  - HRK, German Rector's Conference

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Conflict erupts over landmark E.U. neuroscience plan

Conflict erupts over landmark E.U. neuroscience plan | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Scientists threaten to boycott the Human Brain Project.

 

More than 300 neuroscientists have signed an open letter sent to the European Commission on 7 July to complain about the Human Brain Project (HBP), a hugely ambitious research effort led by Henry Markram of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne. HBP, which will receive up to €1 billion in funding from the European Union and its member states, aims to capture the human brain in computer models. The critics say that it is too narrowly focused and poorly managed; they threaten to boycott HBP unless the commission tightens an upcoming review of the project and makes corrections.(...) -  by Martin Enserink, Science, 10 July 2014

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LERU universities want an ERA of change after the EU elections

LERU universities want an ERA of change after the EU elections | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

The League of European Research Universities (LERU) urges the EU’s political leaders to set ambitious and concrete goals for the next legislature: use smart investment in research and innovation (R&I) as a winning investment for Europe’s future, help Europe power up economically, and build a better society for its citizens. To succeed, we need new mechanisms, incentives and rewards to harness the strengths of the EU’s R&I policies and programmes and forge smarter links with those of the member states. (...) - Press release LERU (League of European Research Universities), 19 May 2014

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Le Human Brain Project victime collatérale de l’initiative contre l’immigration de masse?

Le Human Brain Project victime collatérale de l’initiative contre l’immigration de masse? | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

L’Union Européenne a suspendu les discussions sur la participation suisse aux programmes de recherches européens, et à Erasmus. Le Human Brain Project pourrait être touché.

Bruxelles avait menacé Berne des conséquences d’une acceptation de l’initiative contre l’immigration de masse. Dimanche, un porte-parole de la Commission européenne a confirmé que l’UE mettait à exécution sa menace, en gelant les négociations sur la participation suisse aux programmes universitaires «Horizon 2020» (recherche) et «Erasmus» (semestres d’études à l’étranger), révèle 24heures.ch.(...)  - ICTjournal, 17/02/2014

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Africa: New EU partnership, and initiatives to boost research

The European Union and Africa have agreed to set up a long-term, jointly funded research and innovation partnership to promote food and nutrition security. Meanwhile, a new innovation centre in Ethiopia and a plant breeding academy in Kenya have been announced.

The new partnership was approved at a meeting in Brussels of the EU-Africa High Level Policy Dialogue on science, technology and innovation held on 29 November, according to a European Commission alert. (...) - University World News, by Wagdy Sawahel, 13 December 2013 Issue No:300

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Horizon 2020 Fires €7.8 Billion Funding Gun

European Research Council tightens rules to prevent flood of applications.

BRUSSELS—The European Commission has launched its first funding competitions as part of Horizon 2020, Europe's flagship research and innovation program. About €15 billion will be available in the next 2 years, with yearly budgets rising gradually until the program ends in 2020. (...) Science, by Tania Rabesandratana, 11 December 2013

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Europe's Horizon 2020 Ready for Rollout

Ministers adopt E.U. funding package in time for 11 December launch.

BRUSSELS—European research ministers have approved the content and rules of the giant Horizon 2020 research program at a meeting of the European Union’s Competitiveness Council, held here today. This was the last necessary step before the European Commission can release the 7-year program's first calls for proposals on 11 December. (...) - byTania Rabesandratana, Science magazine, 3 December 2013

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