As Plan S Takes Effect, Some Anticipate Inequitable Outcomes
As Plan S Takes Effect, Some Anticipate Inequitable Outcomes
The plan’s signatories seek to make the results of their funded research available to all, but some scientists say the transition to open access has led to climbing publication fees and could exacerbate global disparities.
As Plan S Takes Effect, Some Anticipate Inequitable Outcomes
As Plan S Takes Effect, Some Anticipate Inequitable Outcomes

The plan’s signatories seek to make the results of their funded research available to all, but some scientists say the transition to open access has led to climbing publication fees and could exacerbate global disparities.

The plan’s signatories seek to make the results of their funded research available to all, but some scientists say the transition to open access has led to climbing publication fees and could exacerbate global disparities.

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Maria Leptin Appointed President of European Research Council
Maria Leptin Appointed President of European Research Council
Shawna Williams | Jul 7, 2021
The funding agency for basic research had been led by an interim president for more than a year.
Biopharma Looks to the Netherlands as European Hub
Biopharma Looks to the Netherlands as European Hub
Jef Akst | Feb 1, 2021
The recent move of the European Medicines Agency from London to Amsterdam is a reflection of the city’s vibrant life sciences and health sector and supporting industries.
Opinion: Europe Is Sinking Biotech—Again
Opinion: Europe Is Sinking Biotech—Again
Robert Paarlberg | Feb 1, 2021
Scientifically groundless regulations could undercut the potential of gene-edited crops, much as they have with GMOs.
Ancient Grains Hint at Prehistoric Beer Brewing
Ancient Grains Hint at Prehistoric Beer Brewing
Amanda Heidt | Sep 1, 2020
Microscopic analysis of charred, shapeless lumps from archaeological sites revealed ancient cereal grains that may have undergone malting to make beer.
Initiative Recruits Scientist-Volunteers to Aid COVID-19 Research
Initiative Recruits Scientist-Volunteers to Aid COVID-19 Research
Shawna Williams | Jul 6, 2020
Born of researchers’ frustration with not being able to contribute during the pandemic, Crowdfight COVID-19 has matched hundreds of SARS-CoV-2 projects with people who can help.
European Research Council President Resigns
European Research Council President Resigns
Amy Schleunes | Apr 8, 2020
Mauro Ferrari says the organization’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic is inadequate, but ERC members claim his proposals didn’t align with the mission of the council.
Opinion: Taking the Pulse of Horizon Europe
Opinion: Taking the Pulse of Horizon Europe
Marc Baiget Francesch | Feb 17, 2020
The plan to revitalize the European innovation landscape is entering a transition.
Image of the Day: Kobe the Vulture
Image of the Day: Kobe the Vulture
Amy Schleunes | Feb 11, 2020
A newly hatched bearded vulture chick is part of an effort to reintroduce the declining species across Europe.
Europe Had 90,000 Measles Cases in First Half of 2019
Europe Had 90,000 Measles Cases in First Half of 2019
Chia-Yi Hou | Aug 30, 2019
The number of measles cases this year is already more than all of the cases reported in 2018.
Study Finds Low Trust in Vaccines in Europe
Study Finds Low Trust in Vaccines in Europe
Chia-Yi Hou | Jun 19, 2019
Just half of respondents in Eastern Europe agree that vaccines are safe.
European Eels Strew Their Eggs Across 2,000 Km of Ocean
European Eels Strew Their Eggs Across 2,000 Km of Ocean
Shawna Williams | Apr 23, 2019
The fish continue to spawn over a large area despite a drop in their numbers, a study finds.
Hungarian Researchers Protest Against Government Changes to Funding
Hungarian Researchers Protest Against Government Changes to Funding
Catherine Offord | Feb 13, 2019
Demonstrations took place in the country’s capital on Tuesday following what many researchers see as a threat to academic freedom.
Swiss Researchers Struggle to Get Animal Experiments Approved
Swiss Researchers Struggle to Get Animal Experiments Approved
Diana Kwon | Jan 8, 2019
Scientists say that increasingly rigorous licensing procedures have complicated research efforts—and in some cases, stopped experiments completely.
Plan S: The Ambitious Initiative to End the Reign of Paywalls
Plan S: The Ambitious Initiative to End the Reign of Paywalls
Diana Kwon | Dec 19, 2018
A funder-driven push for freely accessible scholarly literature has divided the scientific community.
Brexit May Harm Research, Scientists and Mathematicians Warn
Brexit May Harm Research, Scientists and Mathematicians Warn
Catherine Offord | Oct 23, 2018
Nearly three dozen Nobel laureates and Fields Medal winners sign a letter to the UK Prime Minister and the President of the European Commission.
A Record Year for Measles Cases in Europe
A Record Year for Measles Cases in Europe
Shawna Williams | Aug 21, 2018
The WHO reports more than 41,000 cases in the region in the first half of 2018.
As Primate Research Drops in Europe, Overseas Options Appeal
As Primate Research Drops in Europe, Overseas Options Appeal
Katarina Zimmer | Aug 21, 2018
A combination of public opposition, intense regulations, and rising costs in the EU make conditions in China and elsewhere attractive for studying monkeys.
No Regulatory Exemption for Gene-Edited Products in EU<strong>&nbsp;</strong>
No Regulatory Exemption for Gene-Edited Products in EU 
Catherine Offord | Jul 25, 2018
The European Court of Justice has decided that organisms made with precision techniques such as CRISPR will be subject to the same rules as transgenic plants or animals.
Europe Favors “Mission-Oriented” Research in €100B Budget Proposal
Europe Favors “Mission-Oriented” Research in €100B Budget Proposal
Catherine Offord | Jun 11, 2018
The plan would also allow non-EU countries to pay to participate in EU research programs, albeit without wielding “decisional power.”