Science Europe, the European University Association, and Dr Karen Stroobants, supported by the European Commission, present an agreement on the reform of research assessment, the result of over six months of co-creation with more than 350 organisations from over 40 countries.
Support for Ukraine
Science Europe and its Member Organisations again express their solidarity with the people of Ukraine. Many of its Member Organisations haven spoken out and are taking action to support Ukraine and its researchers, as do other organisations in the research and higher education sector. We have created overviews of these statements and actions:
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Science Europe is organising a conference on Open Science. Institutional leaders, researchers at all stages of their careers, and experts from the field are invited to discuss whether Open Science is ready to become the norm in research, and how to ensure an equitable transition.
The 14th edition of the High Level Workshop on the ERA is hosted by the SNSF and the Swiss State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation. It focuses on research ethics and integrity in the context of public engagement.
Science Europe, OPERAS, cOAlition S, and ANR are organising a first conference on Diamond Open Access to discuss operationalisation of the Action Plan for Diamond Open Access and to introduce the DIAMAS project.
There have been many initiatives to combat the distorting effect of research assessment exercises. The latest looks like it might work
This Agreement sets a shared direction for changes in assessment practices for research, researchers, and research performing organisations, with the goal to maximise the quality and impact of research. It includes principles, commitments, and timeframes for reforms and lays out principles for a Coalition of organisations willing to work together in implementing the changes.
Summer is nearly upon us, and we have prepared an overview of the many and varied activities carried out by Science Europe in the first six months of 2022 - a perfect reading list wherever you may be enjoying the summer weeks ahead.
This morning (8 July), Science Europe & the European University Association, with the European Commission, hosted the 3rd stakeholder assembly of the reform of research assessment initiative.
Science Europe’s new values framework sets out ideals to aspire to, says Marc Schiltz.
For Science Europe, 2021 was a very important year: the association celebrated its 10th year of existence. Founded in 2011, it has grown into a respected and influential voice in the European research policy debate. Moreover, we published a new Strategy Plan for 2021–2026, which maps our collective objectives and sets a specific yet flexible action framework over the next five years.
Ahead of discussions on 4 July in the European Parliament, Science Europe highlights its concerns regarding the potential impact of the Digital Services Act on the research and education sectors and the legal uncertainty that it is likely to create.
On 22 June, the co-initiators of the Stick to Science initiative have sent an open letter to the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, asking her to intervene urgently in the critical issue for science created by the delay of the association of the United Kingdom and Switzerland to Horizon Europe.
Science Europe will contribute to the EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF) 2022 with sessions on several key topics: the green and digital transition, research careers, open science, and the reform of research assessment systems.