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Research funding agencies want a greater say in shaping new ERA

The Pact for Research and Innovation should give stakeholders a greater say over the implementation of the European Research Area. As things stand, stakeholders will have little say over how proposed increases in R&D budgets are implemented in member states. But this input and know-how is essential to advancing the single European area for research.


Funder group complains about research gaps in EU data plan

Research covers Science Europe's response to the European Commission Inception Impact Assessment for a Data Act. The research sector has vast experience in data generation, storage, curation & (re-)use. Taking into account its expertise & knowledge can contribute to making the European single market for data useful for the society & economy at large.


Science Europe strategy focuses on changing research culture

Six-year plan seeks to “inspire a reappraisal of institutional approaches and values” in European research

Science Europe, a member association for major research funders and performers, has laid out a strategy for 2021-26 that it says puts a fresh focus on changing research culture.


Over 800 European research institutions and funders urge publishing reform

‘Publishers have no legitimacy to impose transfer or restrictions of ownership rights on any form of manuscript. In the light of the current pandemic, publisher-dictated embargo periods appear hopelessly antiquated’ highlights Marc Schiltz, President of Science Europe, in this Chemisty World article on the recent CESAER-EUA-Science Europe joint statement on empowering researchers in Open Access.


A to-do list for research policy in 2021

Our Secretary General. Lidia Borrell-Damián shares with Research the challenges and priorities for the year ahead including advancements for Horizon Europe, Open Science, research careers, and collaboration.

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