englisch | 16.07.2020

Call to European leaders to step up investment in research, innovation and education

More than ever, the global Covid-19 pandemic has demonstrated the true value of excellent research, innovation and education. In the campaign “Seize…

englisch | 16.07.2020

cOAlition S develops “Rights Retention Strategy” to safeguard researchers’ intellectual ownership rights and suppress unreasonable embargo periods

Publishers commonly require authors to sign exclusive publishing agreements which restrict what authors can do with their research findings, including…

englisch | 24.06.2020

US: New Legislation Introduced to Address Foreign Influence in Research

As highlighted in an April 2019 editorial in BioScience, U.S. lawmakers are increasingly concerned about foreign threats to the U.S. scientific…

US flag
englisch | 28.05.2020

US: Survey Data Highlight COVID-19 Impacts on Science Collections

The American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS), Biodiversity Collections Network (BCoN), Natural Science Collections Alliance (NSC Alliance),…

Coronavirus-News | 12.05.2020

US: NIH Terminates Bat Coronavirus Research Grant

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has terminated a grant supporting research in China on how coronaviruses spread from bats to humans, according…

Fledermaus mit Coronavisrus  (Grafik)
Coronavirus-News | 14.04.2020

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Recommends Suspending Bat Research

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) has issued an advisory to bat researchers, recommending that scientists suspend some fieldwork involving…

grafische Darstellung Corona Virus
Coronavirus-News | 31.03.2020

US: Scientific, Medical Groups Call for Lifting Ban on Fetal Tissue Research

A group of 100 research societies, professional organizations, and universities has urged President Trump to lift the ban on federally funded research…

American flag
englisch | 19.02.2020

US President Proposes Cuts at NSF

According to the budget proposal, NSF will continue to invest in its Big Ideas and Convergence Accelerator, providing support for “bold inquiries into…

englisch | 06.02.2020

Studying in the UK after Brexit

Home to both modern parliamentary democracy and the Industrial Revolution, the UK is one of the most popular study destinations for many students…

MIkrobiologin an der Sterilbank
englisch | 04.02.2020

WHO Warns About Lack of R&D on Antimicrobial Resistance

Two recent reports by the World Health Organization (WHO) have found that the pipeline for new antibiotic agents is weak and that government…

englisch | 03.02.2020

UK: Royal Society of Biology will continue to highlight bioscience priorities to Government post-Brexit

The Royal Society of Biology (RSB) - partner of VBIO - will continue to facilitate active discussion between the biosciences community and…

englisch | 27.01.2020

Brexit – what now for universities?

Many in the university sector are committed to the European idea and regret the UK’s exit from the Union. There is widespread concern about how this…

American flag
englisch | 26.11.2019

New Report: Threats to the US Research Enterprise

China has been aggressively using illegal and extra-legal mechanisms to acquire United States intellectual property, research and sensitive…

american flagg
englisch | 26.11.2019

EPA Plans to Propose Supplemental to “Secret Science” Rule Next Year

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is preparing to propose a supplemental addition to the proposed rule “Strengthening Transparency in…

US flag
englisch | 12.11.2019

US Begins Withdrawal from Paris Climate Agreement

The Trump Administration has formally started the process of withdrawing the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement. In a November 4, 2019,…

englisch | 11.11.2019

Brexit could leave £1.5 billion funding hole for research

The UK government would be left having to fill a £1.5 billion (US$1.9 billion) hole in funding for research if its Brexit strategy leaves it unable to…

US flagg
englisch | 29.10.2019

Scientific Integrity Bill Advances in House

The House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology voted 25-6 to advance the Scientific Integrity Act to the House floor on October 17, 2019.  The…

englisch | 30.09.2019

Science Europe Call to the European Institutions: The Need for an Ambitious Budget for Horizon 2020

Ahead of the trilogue negotiations on the EU Budget for 2020, Science Europe urges the European institutions to agree on a substantial budgetary…

englisch | 23.09.2019

How science fiction shapes viewer attitudes to science

Does the science fiction television programme Doctor Who shape viewers attitudes to science? Dr Lindy Orthia decided to find out so she asked 575…

englisch | 04.09.2019

White House Announces Research Priorities for Fiscal Year 2021

In an August 30, 2019 memo from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and Office of Management and Budget (OMB), federal…