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Organization: European Commission
Research Money spoke to Jean-Eric Paquet, the director general of the European Commission’s Research and Innovation directorate, along with Roseann O’Reilly Runte, the president and CEO of the Canada Foundation for Innovation, on how COVID-19 will affect research infrastructure and how those lessons might apply to future crises.
Citing the effect on early career researchers, the ERC’s governing Scientific Council reiterated its support for open-access publishing while withdrawing from Plan S, the open-access initiative spearhead by the international consortium of research funders known as cOAlition S.
The start date for Plan S, a Europe-led vision to make full and immediate open-access to publicly funded research a reality, has been postponed by a year to January 1, 2021, in response to public feedback.
Three Canada-Europe collaborative aerospace research projects have been launched following extensive dialogue among 30 partners evenly split between the two jurisdictions. Funding of the Canadian component of the projects is being provided by the Consortium for Aerospace Research and Innovation in Canada (CARIC) and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council with the European Commission…
The European Commission has released a roadmap of priority areas for future research collaboration under the massive FP7 research program and Canada figures prominently in several areas. These include marine and Arctic research, research infrastructure, health, bioeconomy, transport, aeronautics and energy. Quebec has already established a pool of funding for participating in FP7 programs and…