The EU’s outgoing health chief reflects on three decades in Brussels and how life has got steadily better. But he worries citizens are now forgetting the benefits of science. That could threaten recent medical advances, he says
Restrictive regulations could be ‘fatal’ for Crispr-edited crop research in Europe, researchers warn. Meanwhile, there are hints the UK government could consider relaxing restrictions on gene edited crops post-Brexit
Embracing a global view of EU research infrastructures could boost science diplomacy and break down walls put up by divisive politics. But new rules on cooperation and more funding are needed to deliver the vision
Scientists warn the devil is in detail of the European Commission’s latest open access plan, while publishers argue prohibiting researchers from submitting their work to certain journals is a threat to academic freedom
The architect of ‘Plan-S’, Robert-Jan Smits, hopes to force a major change in the business model of academic publishers. The effect will be similar to the abolition of mobile phone roaming charges in Europe, he says
Registration is now open for the IMI Stakeholder Forum 2018, which will take place on Wednesday 24 October in Brussels. The theme this year is ’The value of cross-sectoral health research and innovation’.