Documents of the Scientific Committee for Life, Environmental and Geo Sciences

Career Pathways in Multidisciplinary Research: How to Assess the Contributions of Individual Members of Large Teams (June 2016)

The workshop ‘Career Pathways in Multidisciplinary Research: How to Assess the Contributions of Single Authors in Large Teams’ was organised by Science Europe Scientific Committee for the Life, Environmental and Geo Sciences in Brussels on 1 and 2 of December 2015. The aim of this workshop was to reflect upon how to best support collaborative, multi-disciplinary and interdisciplinary research teams, how to allocate appropriate credit for research input, and how better evaluate multidisciplinary research… read more

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

The Relationship Between Food, Health and the Environment – a European Perspective (February 2016)

At the workshop on ‘The Relationship between Food, Health and the Environment,’ organised in Milan on 12 and 13 May 2015, representatives from Science Europe Member Organisations and external experts explored the multi-faceted and complex relationship between food, health and the environment. One of the aims of this workshop was to identify relevant links between them and to recommend common strategies for Europe to address the future challenges of food and food-related health research, from the perspective of the life sciences… read more

Computational Modelling of Complex Spatial Structures and Processes in Natural and Life Sciences (July 2015)

This workshop aimed to discuss current approaches and areas of recent progress in computational modelling of complex spatial structures and processes in natural and life sciences (particularly in terms of methodology) across different scientific fields and across different scales, and to identify emerging trends and areas of potential co-operation and synergy… read more

Opinion Paper on the Importance of International Collaboration for Fostering Frontier Research (December 2014)

In this paper produced by the Scientific Committee for the Life, Environmental and Geo Sciences, the Committee argues that in order to strengthen international collaborative research, the national research funding organisations should consider increasing their efforts to widen the participation of various European countries and global partners in multilateral schemes, whilst fostering interdisciplinarity and knowledge integration. Moreover, a bottom-up approach should be adopted in order to collect research proposals that contain novel ideas and solutions, captured directly from the research community and users, thus enabling open innovation… read more

Opinion Paper on Career Paths in Multidisciplinary Research (June 2014)

In this paper, produced by the Scientific Committee for the Life, Environmental and Geo Sciences, the Committee highlights the lack of clear evaluation metrics for scientists working in multidisciplinary teams. The Committee devises also concrete recommendations to contribute to the elaboration of an appropriate evaluation framework and suggests four main categories of indicators that demonstrate success in multidisciplinary and collaborative research: data generation, analysis and knowledge management; the development of enabling tools for data handling; the added value of collaborative research, and acknowledging contributions in bibliometic analysis… read more

Integrated Research Tools and Strategies for Sustainable Management of Health, Food, Security, Natural Resources, Ecosystems, Biodiversity and Climate Change (May 2014)

This brochure produced by the Scientific Committee for Life, Environmental and Geo Sciences highlights key research priorities and innovation strategies in science and technology, aiming at improving the world’s resilience to future impacts of global environmental change. It outlines the Committee’s opinions on different areas such as health, food, security and biodiversity and underlines the importance of conserving the planet’s natural resources while adapting to various effects of climate change… read more


(01/12/17) Science Europe responds to the conclusions adopted today by the EU Competitiveness Council… read more

(01/12/17) Marc Schiltz (FNR) is the new President of Science Europe… read more

(07/11/17) Science Europe calls for simplification in Policy Brief on Public-to-Public Partnerships…read more

(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


(28/11/2017) The Governing Board of Science Europe released an open letter on the EOSC… read more

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