Nobel laureate supports Euroscientist’s citizen initiative, how about you?
Françoise Barré Sinoussi, 2008 Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine, supports the citizen initiative of the Euroscientist allowing scientist from across Europe to have a voice and share their concerns.
Under the diktat of paperwork
Accountability and bureaucracy in science are rising in tandem. Researchers complain that grant proposals and project reviews are depriving them of valuable research time. Others say, in this age of austerity, public money must be accounted for and made to count.
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SPECIAL ISSUE: Research Austerity
Austerity has taken its toll on European research, and particularly on scientists from Southern Europe. In this special issue, we bring you an analysis of the impact such conditions have had on scientists who stayed and on those who were forced to emigrate. We also bring you testimonies of researchers sharing their experience of navigating the troubled waters of recession, when it comes to maintaining a seemingly steady research career path.
Edito: An evolutionary tale of short versus long-term research vision
The recessionary climate has disturbed research cycles. All the testimonies gathered for this special Euroscientist issue covering research austerity in Southern Europe concur. If we draw a parallel with Nature, we observe that disturbance in seasonal cycles imposed by climate change is responsible for the disappearance of biodiversity. Unlike animal species, however, European scientists have a fantastic ability to adapt to the disruptions in their research environment.