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Science Europe Working Group on Research Policy and Programme Evaluation
where ARRS is actively involved releases a new Position Statement on Research
Information Systems. This statement aims to enhance the interoperability of
research information systems by providing a set of common principles to guide
Science Europe issues its second Position statement in regard to Horizon 2020
interim evaluation entitled “The Framework programme that Europe Needs”.
Open Access (OA) publishing policies in Science Europe Member Organisations
published in a new report.
The Science Europe Working Group on Research Careers where ARRS has been
actively involved has released a new survey report mapping the support
opportunities available for postdoctoral researchers (postdocs) in order to
improve understanding of what funders do to support researchers’ careers after
the completion of their PhD, and to learn whether existing funding schemes can
be improved in terms of career support.
A new statement was released on the Horizon 2020 budget: “Funding Research in
Horizon 2020: Europe’s Most Valuable Strategic Resource’. Science Europe
expresses strong concern that the research funding budget be maximised in
Horizon 2020 so that Europe can fully realise its target of becoming a smart,
sustainable and inclusive economy. Funding for research and innovation in Europe
is a critical strategic investment which is essential for Europe’s long-term
growth and prosperity.
Report available from the Science Europe Survey on ‘Research Integrity
Practices in Science Europe Member Organisations’ undertaken by the Working
Group on Research Integrity