European Academies Call for a Clear and Inclusive Definition of 'Associated Countries' in Horizon Europe
The European Federation of Academies of Sciences and Humanities (ALLEA) has submitted feedback to the European Parliament with suggestions for concrete amendments to the Proposal for the Regulation establishing Horizon Europe.
Free Access to Research Papers by 2020? "Impossible Without Radical Steps", Says Robert-Jan Smits
"It's not that difficult to flip the system," Smits continued. "The measures we are thinking about are not rocket science - they're straightforward. The main component: if you get a grant in the future, you can only publish in open access journals," he said.
Call for Action: Horizon Europe Needs a Specific Programme for Funding Science, Society and Citizens' Initiatives
There is an urgent need to strengthen funding for the interaction between science and society, but the EU's proposal for Horizon Europe does not foresee a programme dedicated to Science with and for Society.
After being given the green light by research ministers earlier this year, an ambitious initiative to enable Europe’s 1.7 million researchers to share data and research tools is now on course to be launched before the end of the year. But what should the next steps be?
Horizon Europe will pay article processing charges only "for purely open-access publishing venues (i.e. not 'hybrid' journals)". The change would be controversial as it could prevent researchers from publishing in their first-choice locations.
Embezzlement of Research Funds Is a Problem, Investigators Say
A "significant number" of fraud cases involving research funds and academia have been uncovered in recent years, including professional exchanges which never actually took place, or projects that never came to fruition.
Science Europe Reaction to the European Commission Proposal on Horizon Europe
Science Europe recognises the proposed budget increase for the period 2021-2027 but remains disappointed that this increase does not live up to the ambitious scenarios that the European Commission defended in front of the Heads of States and Governments in March 2018.
EU to World: Join Our EUR100-Billion Research Programme
European Commission’s next seven-year science-funding scheme - its biggest ever - will allow any country to join for a price. The proposal confirms that the programme will be open to all countries for the first time, which will allow the UK to take part after Brexit.
The European Research Council published its third annual impact assessment of the projects it funds. According to ERC's qualitative self-assessments, nearly one in five of its grants led to scientific breakthroughs.