Documents of the Scientific Committee for Medical Sciences

European Statement in Support of European Directive 2010/63 (May 2016)

In November 2015 the European Animal Research Association (EARA) published a Statement on behalf of leading biomedical research organisations, learned societies, industry representatives, universities and patient groups in Europe in support of the Directive 2010/63/EU: protecting the use of animals for scientific purposes. As of May 2016, the Statement has been signed by 240 organisations including both the Science Europe Committee for Life, Environmental and Geo Sciences Scientific Committee and the Science Europe Committee for Medical Sciences… read more

Improving Science Quality through the Replacement, Reduction and Refinement of Animals in Biomedical Research and Development (December 2015)

The aim of the workshop was to explore some of the key issues relating to research involving animals in the context of the 3Rs (Replacement, Reduction and Refinement), with the overall goal of improving the quality of science in biomedical research and development, and to progress the 3Rs. Topics included barriers and misconceptions that impede implementation of the 3Rs, tools to support the better design of experiments, and examples of how new technological and scientific approaches may contribute to the 3Rs… read more

How to Transform Big Data into Better Health (March 2015)

A newly-released report by Science Europe’s Scientific Committee for Medical Sciences makes a number of recommendations on the topic of ‘How to Transform Big Data into Better Health: Envisioning a Health Big Data Ecosystem for Advancing Biomedical Research and Improving Health Outcomes in Europe’. The report – which consolidates the outcomes of a two day workshop co-hosted with the Italian National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN) on 24 and 25 November 2015 at the Ettore Majorana Foundation and Centre for Scientific Culture in Erice, Italy – identifies and acknowledges the challenges in achieving the stated objective and makes a number of key recommendations… read more

Opinion Paper on the Benefits of Personal Data Processing for Medical Sciences in the Context of Protection of Patient Privacy and Safety (May 2013)

A commentary and recommendations on the General Data Protection Regulation from the Scientific Committee for Medical Sciences of Science Europe. It expresses the concerns of the medical and health research communities about the lack of a specific consideration when regulating the privacy of individuals and protecting personal data in the context of medical and health research… read more

News

(Tallinn, 12 October 2017) The Tallinn Call for Action is released today by the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the EU. It repeats the recommendation from Science Europe’s July 2017 Position Statement ‘On A New Vision for More Meaningful Research Impact Assessment’. Read more

(26/09/17) European R&I community urgently calls to revise the TDM exception in the copyright reform... read more

(07/09/17) New Symposium Report on impact and the societal value of science... read more

(07/09/17) International coalition joins together to halt potentially harmful copyright reform... read more

(04/09/2017) New Workshop Report on cross-border collaboration and portfolio management of Research Infrastructures...read more

(11/07/17) Let's talk about the value of research, not just its impact... read more

Documents

Discover the new Position Statement on a New Vision for More Meaningful Research Impact Assessment... read more

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