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Open Access: What’s next?

What did the recent attention for Open Access by the Netherlands Presidency deliver? And how to implement the goal of 100% Open Access of publications by 2020 in member states? Over fifty...

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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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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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More Europe needed in international research and innovation cooperation

Ensuring better coordination between international cooperation activities of the Member States, the Union and international partners will be one of the major challenges for the coming years, while...

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MEP Vicky Ford: Widening participation should not come at the cost of excellence

On 18 June the ITRE Committee of the European Parliament discussed the draft reports of the rapporteurs for Horizon 2020. MEPs had the chance to express their opinions on the general regulation...

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'With Horizon 2020 towards a better European science and technology system'

Teresa Riera Madurell (S&D) was appointed rapporteur for Horizon 2020 in the European Parliament. Neth-ER had the opportunity to ask her about the ins and the outs of Horizon 2020 at this early...

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Proposed Partnership Instrument 2014 to complement Horizon 2020 and Erasmus for all

A new instrument for collaboration of the EU with third countries has been proposed by the European Commission. The Partnership Instrument needs to replace the Industrialised Countries Instrument (...

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