Dutch Life Sciences support the Open Science Cloud

On the 28th of June several leading organisations in the Dutch life sciences field presented Mr. Paul Timmers, Director Digital Society, Trust and Security of DG CONNECT of the European Commission,...

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Dutch contributions for realising the ERA

With the publication of “The Netherlands’ contribution to the European Research Area”, the Netherlands gives an overview of Dutch actions that contribute to the further development of the European...

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Dekker: 'We will realise Open Access by 2020'

Sander Dekker, State Secretary for Education, Culture and Science of the Netherlands, is pushing for more widespread use of Open Access as a means of publishing the results of publically-funded...

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Formalising HR excellence in research

Human Resources-policies in research seem to get increasingly formalised. At a seminar of the Association of universities in the Netherlands (VSNU) and Neth-ER, participants could share their...

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Europe increasingly important for Dutch science

Europe becomes more important for the Dutch research and innovation sector. This is the main conclusion that The Rathenau Institute presented in their report De Nederlandse wetenschap in de European...

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Science in Europe can be more than the sum of its parts

It is well over four decades ago that I seized the opportunity to participate in the Summer Student programme of CERN, the European centre for particle physics. At the age of 21 I entered an amazing...

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Smits: ‘Putting Science and Innovation at the top of Europe’s agenda’

A new year has begun and the Dutch EU-Presidency is finally there. Science and innovation are high on the Dutch and on the European agenda. The right moment to discuss the challenges and...

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Column Karl Dittrich: "knowledge is the answer"

Research universities are both strong supporters and contributors to the European project. Research and innovation are cornerstones for Europe. The need to create new knowledge and to find ways to...

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President of Science Europe Paul Boyle: "ERA needs to be dynamic and a learning process"

On the occasion of the launch of the Science Europe roadmap and the opening of the first Horizon 2020 calls, Neth-ER asked Paul Boyle, President of Science Europe , a couple of questions. What are...

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