Give research a break!

31 August 2015

40 days is the break that policymakers have given to the Horizon 2020 budget before putting the thumbscrews on again.

“Fulfilling, inspiring, extremely informative and interactive”

24 August 2015

From 13 till 17 July, 44 doctoral students from different LERU universities gathered at the University of Oxford’s state-of-the-art Chemistry Research Laboratory for the 2015 LERU Doctoral Summer School.

Paul Ayris advises European Commission on ‘European Open Science Cloud’

18 August 2015

Dr. Paul Ayris has been appointed as a member of the EU High Level Expert Group on a ‘European Open Science Cloud’. Dr. Ayris is Director of Library Services and Leader of the KPA on Communications, Outreach and Open Access at UCL (University College London). He is also Chairman of the LERU Community of Chief Information Officers.

R&I after one year Juncker Commission: opinion piece by Secretary-General LERU

30 July 2015

Jean-Claude Juncker is nine months into the role of European Commission president: the duration of a pregnancy. Has his Commission delivered in the field of research and innovation, bearing in mind that this was not named as one of his 10 policy priorities in November? And what can we expect for the next four years?

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.