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  • Elisabeth Pain , , ,

    Open Access to European-funded Research

    2 December was the official launch date of OpenAIRE — Open Access Infrastructure for Research in Europe — providing researchers with open access to publications emerging from research funded by the European Commission’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7). The 2-week-old site is still small, but it’s growing quickly. The launc… Read More
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    New ERC Starting Grant Awardees

    The European Research Council (ERC) announced the results of its third Starting Grants competition this week. Altogether, 427 early-career researchers won a total of about €580 million that they will use to establish independent labs in Europe. Launched in 2007, the Starting Grants offer researchers of any nationality and age, and… Read More
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    A Stronger Voice for European Science

    As reported by Dan Clery in this week’s issue of Science, there is a pending shake-up in the landscape of pan-European research organizations: The European Heads of Research Councils (EUROHORCs) and the European Science Foundation (ESF) are planning a merger. EUROHORCs’ national science funding agencies collectively control about … Read More
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    New Training Demands in a Changing European Landscape

    Over the next one or two decades, research infrastructure in Europe could begin to look very different. For the coming generation of scientists, that means new challenges and opportunities on the horizon. As the Sixth European Conference on Research Infrastructures (ECRI2010), which took place in Barcelona earlier this week, once more demonstrated… Read More
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    Video on ERC Grantees

    The science video channel AthenaWeb features a nice documentary on several young researchers who have won Starting Grants from the European Research Council. The video, entitled ‘Bringing Great Ideas To Life: The European Research Council (ERC)‘ was supported with ERC funding. Science is “an attitude,” Fotis C. Kafatos… Read More
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    Have Your Say: Young Scientists and Mobility

    The European Commission has launched a public consultation on mobility opportunities in Europe following the release of its Green Paper, ‘Promoting the Learning Abilities of Young People.’ The Green Paper focuses on all young people, not just scientists, but it can be an informative read for European scientists consi… Read More
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    Celebrating (Still Largely Unsung) Science Women

    The European Commission recently released a book to celebrate the achievements of European women scientists of all times. “For much of human history, women were officially excluded from the scientific realm,” Janez Potočnik, European Commissioner for Science and Research states on the book’s Web page. Yet “many women,… Read More
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    Become an Expert Woman in the Life Sciences

    If you are a European woman in the life sciences who is looking for new professional opportunities, you may want to join the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO)’s WILS database of expert women in life sciences. The WILS database aims to promote gender equality in Europe by making female scientists more visible to the scientific… Read More
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    Doctoral Researchers in Europe, Eurodoc Needs You

    Eurodoc, the European Council of Doctoral Candidates and Junior Researchers, is conducting an online survey of the working conditions of doctoral researchers in Europe. A collaboration with the International Centre for Higher Education Research at the University of Kassel in Germany, the survey aims to gather the testimony of 100,000… Read More
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    Career Prospects Following a Doctorate in Industry (in Europe)

    Over the years, many European countries have put in place funding programs that allow early career scientists to do Ph.D.s jointly in academia and industry in an effort to bridge the two worlds. A survey carried out in France suggests that these programs have been effective in helping Ph.D. scientists enter industry. But the survey shows… Read More