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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 [...]

Activists’ Open Letter accuses governments of ignoring sustainable research needs

Scientists from different European countries in Europe, including Spain, France, Italy, Greece, Portugal, the UK and Germany have just published an Open Letter aimed at national governments and at the European Commission, as well as the Parliament. Read more [...]

The summer is your oyster

Thanks to all of you who contributed to make EuroScientist's presence at ESOF 2014 a success. Thanks for your tweets, thanks for liking us and for showing your support through social media. The magazine will be suspending publication during July and August. We hope that this will give you time to reflect and send us some suggestions to editor[at]euroscience.org about what you wish to read about in the magazine from the autumn. Enjoy the summer! And don't forget to be in touch!!! Read more [...]

EuroScientist coverage of ESOF 2014 on Storify

You can now follow all the updates related to the ESOF 2014 conference on our Storify account. This account will be updated throughout the conference with news, photos and news, so that those of you who cannot attend the conference, can still share in the fun. We will let you know about the atmosphere, the gossips, the exciting sessions and parties too. Stay tuned! Read more [...]