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First pan-African general science conference

Recently, the government of South Africa hosted the first pan-African general science conference, Science Forum South Africa, in Pretoria. The international attendance by participants from other African countries, and beyond, shows the renewed interest of the science community towards science in Africa. This event was a landmark in flagging up the political support bestowed upon science an for highlighting opportunities for international collaborations. Read more [...]

And the Young Researchers Award 2015 laureate is…

The International Selection Committee for the European Young Researchers’ Award 2015 appointed by the EuroScience Board, has selected Ms. Heike Blockus for the 2015 EYRA. As in all odd years, 2015 EYRA is to recognize PhD candidates who have demonstrated an outstanding research performance, leadership and outreach and have incorporated a clear European dimension in their research. Read more [...]

European Young Researchers Award (EYRA) 2016: Call now open

If you are interested in applying to The European Young Researchers Award (EYRA), read on... It has been awarded by EuroScience to researchers demonstrating outstanding research performance and leadership since 2010. It aims at inspiring early stage researchers to incorporate a European dimension and perspective into their research. The Award is granted each year; in odd years, the prize is dedicated to PhD candidates, and in even years to post-doctoral fellows. The prize-giving-ceremony is held every two years at the EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF) where the two recipients will present their work. Read more [...]

Preserving data privacy while enabling research

Personal data is a vital resource for research, including studies in medicine, public health and social science. Over decades, researchers have developed approaches to use this data safely and securely to improve our understanding of society, health and disease. Reform of European data privacy laws is now threatening the way that data is used in research. In this article, Beth Thompson, policy adviser at the UK-based Wellcome Trust, explains why we need your help now, to ensure a positive outcome for research. Read more [...]

Summer is upon us: time for reflection for EuroScientist readers

Are some of your feeling the heat already? Summer is finally upon us. Time to unwind for some. Or to tackle the things on their 'to do' list that have been put on the long finger, until now. As part of this transition period, we invite you to take a step back, and conduct a personal reflection combined with some introspection about your day-to-day lives. Once this analysis has been done, we would like to invite you to get back to us with some suggestions concerning what you would like to read in EuroScientist in the future. Read more [...]

José Mariano Gago: RIP

The early death of José Mariano Gago saddens the scientific community. A firm believer that scientists should fight to make an impact on finance ministers and prime ministers to be effective, he was a towering figure in debates and developments in European policies for science, technology and innovation. He was a warm man, too, open, hospitable, calm and wise. He will be missed by the community. Read more [...]

European Young Researchers Award 2015 Call now open

If you are interested in applying to The European Young Researchers Award (EYRA), read on... It has been awarded by EuroScience to researchers demonstrating outstanding research performance and leadership since 2010. It aims at inspiring early stage researchers to incorporate a European dimension and perspective into their research. The Award is granted each year; in odd years, the prize is dedicated to PhD candidates, and in even years to post-doctoral fellows. The prize-giving-ceremony is held every two years at the EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF) where the two recipients will present their work. Read more [...]

Happy New Year 2015 to EuroScientist readers

It is the time of the year where we would like to wish EuroScientist readers a wonderful, amazing, exceptional and superb New Year 2015. Now that everybody is coming back to work, we would love to hear from you. So tell us about your dreams, your hopes and what keeps you awake at night. We will do our best to cover stories related to the issues that matter most to you. Read more [...]