Building and promoting Excellence in Life Sciences in Europe
Building and promoting Excellence in Life Sciences in Europe


EU-LIFE supports OA to scholarly publications recognizing the rights to every scientist and citizen to access scientific literature (publishing as well as reading and re-using) as we believe science to be a public good for society.
OA implementation requires innovation and a well-thought plan engaging all different actors worldwide. Importantly, OA implementation must ensure high-level quality and fairness of the scientific publication system.
EU-LIFE puts forward 10 key recommendations on the implementation of Plan S.

On July 25th, the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) ruled that organisms obtained by modern forms of mutagenesis such as CRISPR are not exempt from the EU GMO legislation. Consequently, genome edited organisms must comply with the strict conditions of the EU GMO legislation. This is in stark contrast with the opinion of the Advocate-General of the Court, which was published in January of this year and advised ruling otherwise.


EU-LIFE call for action on the small- and medium-sized research infrastructures

EU-LIFE urges the European Parliament and the EU Council to push for a strong Horizon Europe

EU-LIFE urges the European Commission (EC), the European Parliament (EP) and the European Council to create a strong Horizon Europe (Framework Programme 9)

2017 Highlights on the three priority areas of EU-LIFE

European policy, open science, scientific collaborations, crisis communication, research infrastructure, technology transfer, talent exchange and career development, funding, data management…

Key priorities for FP9 announced in a EU-LIFE position paper

The EU-LIFE community is extremely proud of this appointment and will be looking forward to collaborating further with Edith Heard in her new role!

We invite PhD students, postdocs, technicians, staff scientists and PI’s of EU-LIFE to visit partner institute and participate in several types of training activities, plug in on each other’s core facilities, visit colleagues to learn a specific method and/or technique, and ultimately to start scientific collaborations.