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The European Commission is boosting urgently needed research into coronavirus with €10 million from its research and innovation programme, Horizon 2020.
The first figures have emerged demonstrating that Brexit uncertainty has adversely affected UK research, writes By Pallab Ghosh, Science correspondent, BBC News
They show Britain's annual share of EU research funding has fallen by nearly a third since 2015.
Nominated for Innovation and Youth commissioner, Gabriel is expected to take on an expanded portfolio, merging education with research and innovation. She will move from her current post overseeing digital policy
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Tomorrow will see a new Prime Minister take on the BREXIT challenge. Specifically, he has not ruled out a no deal scenario. Delivering the deal negotiated with the EU remains the government’s top priority. This has not changed. The text below is the governments current advice to UK participants. It deals with funding issues.
The European Commission today announced how it will spend the last and biggest annual tranche - €11 billion - of the EU research and innovation funding programme Horizon 2020 in the final year of the programme.
The European elections for the European Parliament are being held in May 2019. This is your chance to have a directtly elected representative at the top table when discussing thenext Science and research budget for the next R&D programme starting in 2021 and going 7 years forward.
up from 80 Billion for the period 2014-2020. So this is about a 3%-4% annual increase only proposed, which is marginally higher than the rate fo inflation for most years in some of tghe EU countries.
Many scientists think this is less than ambitious; though the EU has other issues to deal with - such as the potential loss of the UK contribution.
Having asked the Commission formally what the situation of UK entities is during the transition period from March 30th 2018 to 31 Dec 2020, after 6 weeks of posing and posting the question to various parts of DG Research (responsible for the whole H2020 Programe and Budget), the managing Research Executive Agency and Europe Direct, I had not obtained a single concrete answer to the questio
Confidentiality and Non-Disclosure Agreements - Models in multiple languages for H2020 consortia and individual use
Confidentiality is an extremely important issue for participants in R&D projects, from the setting-up (even during earliest discussions on the assessment of participation), to the implementation and exploitation phases.