Celia Caulcott appointed Vice-Provost Enterprise at UCL

17 July 2015

The Office of the Vice-Provost (Enterprise) is responsible for delivering UCL’s Enterprise agenda with the greatest economic and societal impact. Vice-Provosts are members of the Provost's senior management team.

What does impact mean at the EU level?

02 July 2015

On 8 June 2015, LERU's Chief Policy Officer, Dr. Katrien Maes, gave a presentation for the Irish Humanities Alliance in Belfast.

Good agreements make good friends: A LERU model contract for European Training Networks

26 June 2015

LERU is very pleased to present a purpose-built and streamlined model contract for consortium agreements in certain Marie Skłodowska Curie Actions in Horizon 2020.

Virtue is the happy medium between two extremes…

24 June 2015

The protection of personal data stands out as one of the most salient topics of the 21st century. The way in which our personal data are obtained, the purposes for which they are used or their further diffusion are bound to have an ever-increasing importance in our daily lives. The fine line between personal data and fundamental rights calls for a regulatory framework that does not fall short of adequate protection.

LERU renews its engagement regarding ERA

23 June 2015

LERU has renewed its engagement regarding the European Research Area (ERA). It signed a new "Joint Statement", together with the other stakeholder organisations in the ERA Platform and the European Commission, represented by Commissioner Carlos Moedas.

Once upon a time there was a Pirate…fighting for the reform of copyright.

17 June 2015

LERU calls on the European Parliament to adopt a stronger and more ambitious position with regard to mandatory exceptions for research and education purposes and for text and data-mining.

Loud and clear: “Directive 2010/63/EU is an indispensable tool”

03 June 2015

As LERU and many other organisations have steadily argued in the past few months, the use of animals for scientific purposes is still needed and the European Directive on the protection of those animals is one of the most advanced pieces of legislation in the world with regard to animal welfare. Today, this has been confirmed by the European Commission.

Louise Richardson nominated as next Oxford Vice-Chancellor

29 May 2015

Professor Louise Richardson, currently the Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of St Andrews, has been nominated as the next Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford.

EFSI: Stalemate avoided,  time to get down to business

28 May 2015

LERU has taken note of the provisional agreement on the EFSI regulation. It is relieved that no money originally earmarked for the European Research Council, Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions, and for spreading excellence/widening of participation, will have to contribute to the EFSI. This really was the bottomline.

One step forward, two steps back?

28 May 2015

In 2010 the European Union took a decisive step forward with regard to animal welfare by adopting the European Directive on the protection of animals used for scientific purposes. The European Union might now take several steps back if the European Commission accepts the claim by the European Citizens´ Initiative (ECI) “Stop Vivisection” to annul this Directive and ban all animal research.