2nd EU-LIFE Strategy Meeting held in Oeiras, PortugalGathering the Board of Directors, the Strategic group and Chairs of the Working Groups, the meeting was a pleasant opportunity to discuss EU-LIFE strategy. Cecília Aversa (Argentina) and Carlos Negrão (FAPESP, Brazil) honored us with their presence.
EU-LIFE is a signatory of the Wellcome Trust Statement that was released today supporting European Directive 2010/63/EU (“Directive”) on the protection of animals used for scientific purposes. The Statement calls on the European Parliament and Commission to reaffirm their commitment to the Directive, which is considered vital to ensure that necessary research involving animals can continue whilst requiring enhanced animal welfare standards.
EU-LIFE European research centres obtained 14 new ERC Starting and Consolidator grants in the latest competitions, which takes the total of ERC-funded grants currently running in centres belonging to the alliance to over 100. But this news comes with a bitter aftertaste, as the announced cuts in the Horizon 2020 budget (including ERC) due to the so-called Juncker’s plan may now jeopardise Europe’s competitiveness in future research and innovation.
The EU-LIFE Translational Research Working Group has just published a correspondence article in Nature’s edition of January 22nd, 2015. In this short comment entitled Interdisciplinary research: Bold...
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