Yearly archives for 2017

Ethical Aspects of Open Access Workshop on 1 February 2018

Ethical Aspects of Open Access Workshop on 1 February 2018

The ALLEA Permanent Working Group Science and Ethics organised a policy workshop titled “Ethical Aspects of Open Access: A Windy Road” on 1 February 2018 at the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts. Please find the presentations of the day below: Full Day Presentation Roger Pfister – Open Data in Science: […]

Next ALLEA General Assembly: 16-18 May 2018 in Sofia

Next ALLEA General Assembly: 16-18 May 2018 in Sofia

ALLEA will hold its 19th General Assembly at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAS) in Sofia on 16-18 May 2018. The event comprises a scientific symposium on “Science in Times of Challenged Trust and Expertise”, as well as a science-policy symposium co-organised by the European academies’ project SAPEA.  As in previous years, the event is held in conjunction with ALLEA’s annual […]

Joint statement proposes transdisciplinary ‘missions’ for Framework Programme 9

Joint statement proposes transdisciplinary ‘missions’ for Framework Programme 9

ALLEA, together with academic organisations representing the Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) in Europe, publishes the joint statement “Living Together: Missions for Shaping the Future” . The signatories call for more inter- and transdisciplinarity and a conscientious framing of ‘missions’ in the future EU Research and Innovation Framework Programme 9 (FP9), putting forward suggestions that take account of social, cultural, […]

SAPEA provides evidence for the European Commission on Food from the Oceans

SAPEA provides evidence for the European Commission on Food from the Oceans

SAPEA (Science Advice for Policy by European Academies) has published its first Evidence Review Report titled Food from the Oceans, which examines the question of how the ocean can help satisfy the global demand for food. As an integral part of the Scientific Advice Mechanism (SAM), SAPEA was asked to produce this Evidence Review Report […]

ALLEA publishes statement on “The Text and Data Mining Exception”

ALLEA publishes statement on “The Text and Data Mining Exception”

The ALLEA Permanent Working Group Intellectual Property Rights calls for a broader exception for Text and Data Mining in the proposed Directive on copyright in the Digital Single Market ALLEA calls, in a statement published on 15 November 2017, for a broader exception for Text and Data Mining (TDM) in the proposed Directive on copyright […]

New statement on the patentability of inventions involving human embryonic stem cells in Europe

New statement on the patentability of inventions involving human embryonic stem cells in Europe

The ALLEA Permanent Working Group Intellectual Property Rights warns that recent scientific progress might pose new legislative challenges concerning the patentability of inventions involving human embryonic stem cells. ALLEA warns in a statement published today that, in light of recent scientific progress in human embryonic stem cells, parts of the reasoning of a 2014 judgement […]

ALLEA President-elect will be next President of the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences

ALLEA President-elect will be next President of the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences

ALLEA President-elect Antonio Loprieno will be the next President of the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences. Loprieno, a reputed scholar in Egyptology, Linguistics and Semitic languages, and former rector of the University of Basel, will assume his position in May 2018. The electoral commission said that the Swiss Academies have chosen a “highly distinguished […]

New ALLEA Working Group on “Truth, Trust and Expertise”

New ALLEA Working Group on “Truth, Trust and Expertise”

Is there a crisis of trust in science? How can and should valid knowledge be acquired? How should the complexity and the processes of science be communicated in an era of digital communications? How are different disciplines dealing with these challenges? ALLEA is addressing these and more questions in its newly formed working group, which […]

Crossing Boundaries: New Approaches to Science for Policy in Europe

Crossing Boundaries: New Approaches to Science for Policy in Europe

SAPEA, the European Academy consortium within the European Scientific Advice Mechanism, organised a symposium on new approaches to science for policy in the Estonian Academy of Sciences On 13 October 2017 SAPEA organised a one-day symposium titled Crossing Boundaries: New approaches to science for policy in Europe at the Estonian Academy of Sciences in Tallinn. […]

European Research Excellence: Impact and Value for Society

European Research Excellence: Impact and Value for Society

ALLEA President and Chair of SAPEA Günter Stock participated in a conference on the impact of research organised under the auspices of the Estonian Presidency of the EU Council.   The Estonian Research Agency held a high-level conference in Tallinn titled “European Research Excellence: Impact and Value for Society” on 12 October 2017 as part […]