Scoping the Open Science Infrastructure Landscape in Europe
"We see a diverse, interconnected, open, professional and viable, developing OS ecosystem in Europe on solid ground; one that is worth investing in. At the same time, this developing ecosystem faces a range of issues that challenge its path to a more open and sustainable future." This is a core conclusion of this new SPARC Europe report.
European Research Council's Rejection of Open Access Scheme 'a Slap in the Face'
The decision by the governing body of the European Research Council (ERC) to pull support for the radical open access initiative Plan S, is a "slap in the face" to all those who support the scheme, said its creator.
Research organisations need to be able to identify which proposals are the best for funding, and which researchers should be appointed or promoted. Science Europe has collated a set of policy recommendations to ensure that assessments of research quality are effective, efficient, and fair.
Survey Launches to Better Scope Open Infrastructure in Europe
In collaboration with SPARC Europe, a survey to map Open Access (OA) and Open Science (OS) infrastructure across Europe was launched. The aim is to establish a core understanding of Europe's current field of Open resources and gain insight into their usage, durability, and adherence to core open principles and standards.
The future European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) can be the answer to societal challenges as they emerge. The goal of EOSC is to open up all scientific data and publications and combine the results to drive new discoveries and tackle key societal challenges.
New R&D Commissioner Aims to 'revitalise' European Research Area, for East and West
The European Union's new innovation chief, Mariya Gabriel, wants to "revitalise" efforts to create a real single market for research, education and innovation, bridging the performance gap between eastern and western Europe.
Science Ministers in South-east Europe Want a Piece of Horizon
Science ministers of the Central European Initiative, a group of countries in central and south-east Europe, have signed the 'Trieste Declaration on Science', an agreement to work together to boost participation in Horizon Europe and strengthen international research cooperation in the region.
ERC Awards over €600 Million to Europe's Top Researchers
How will climate change shape the Earth's surface? What are the long-term health effects of food additives? How can online tools change political advocacy and what does this mean for democracy? These are just some of the questions that researchers from around Europe have proposed to explore, and will now be able to, thanks to newly-awarded EU funding.
Europe will press ahead with a network of satellites to track carbon dioxide emissions across the globe. The enhanced capability is expected to be a potent tool in helping all nations - not just European ones - better understand their carbon footprint.
Based on the data collected for the 2019 Big Deals Survey Report, this publication aims to deliver additional transparency of the dynamics of the scholarly publishing market by providing insights and indicators on the costs, publication volumes and timelines of Big Deal contracts.
With Europe facing significant challenges over the next decade, it is vital that the EU's research activities are designed not just by bureaucrats but by a wide range of voices to ensure that they're fit for purpose, according to Jean-Eric Paquet, the European Commission's Director General for Research and Innovation.
The crisis of academic freedom in Europe emerged as the main theme at the recent "Bologna Process Beyond 2020: Fundamental values of the EHEA" conference in Bologna. More than 200 university rectors and 800 other stakeholders participated.
EU Science Chief Wants to Work ERC Magic on Innovation
The European Union’s research commissioner Carlos Moedas has proposed setting up a European Innovation Council (EIC) to fund applied research and innovation. Inspired by the well-loved European Research Council (ERC), this idea is one of several measures announced here yesterday to boost innovation across the union.
Language, cultural differences and expense are common downsides in some European countries, but researchers who land in Europe love the opportunities to learn new techniques, work in a diverse setting and polish their confidence.
Agreement on Horizon Europe Creates a Chance to Ask What EU Research Policy is for - EuroScientist
Former EuroScience Secretary General Peter Tindemans, argues that it is good news that the European Parliament and European Council have reached a partial agreement on the contours of Horizon Europe, the next EU R&D programme.