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Dr Maura Hiney appointed chair of the ALLEA Permanent Working Group on Science and Ethics

Thursday, 26 November 2020

The Royal Irish Academy congratulates Dr Maura Hiney on her new leadership position 

Policy and International Relations, International Activities

Call for Nominations: Ernst Schering Prize for basic research in the life sciences

Wednesday, 25 November 2020

A special focus is on nominees actively pursuing their scientific goals for the benefit of society. Nominations will be accepted from established scientists as well as from scientific societies or organizations

Policy and International Relations, International Activities

Roundtable Report on the UK R&D roadmap and R&D in the devolved nations

Tuesday, 10 November 2020

Unattributed summary of a roundtable organised by the Foundation for Science and Technology with the Celtic Academies Alliance Royal Irish Academy-Royal Society of Edinburgh-Learned Society of Wales-Foundation for...

Policy and International Relations, International Activities

Academies’ report reviews debate on genome editing for crop improvement

Friday, 30 October 2020

This ALLEA report presents the state of the art of scientific evidence in the field and explores paths to harmonise EU legislation with recent scientific developments.

Policy and International Relations

EASAC Publishes its Perspective on Transformative Change

Friday, 30 October 2020

Resistance and Challenges to Green Deals should not be underestimated, according to EASAC.

Policy and International Relations

Transforming the Future of Ageing Webinar

Monday, 12 October 2020

If you missed our webinar Transforming the Future of Ageing you can watch it now.

Policy and International Relations

Learning from pandemics: a century of experience

Thursday, 8 October 2020

Watch Conversation 5 in the RIA Online Conversation Series: Perspectives and Pathways in a Time of Crisis exploring historical lessons from major episodes of infectious disease during the past century. What can we learn...

Policy and International Relations, Covid-19 Research Response

Responses to COVID-19 - Call for Case studies

Tuesday, 6 October 2020

Call for Case Studies on Responses to COVID-19 aimed at Improving and Sustaining Health Equity from the Sustainable Health Equity Movement with the World Health Organization

Policy and International Relations, International Activities

Cultural memories and nationalist sentiments – ALLEA webinar

Monday, 5 October 2020

ALLEA, the European Federation of Academies of Sciences and Humanities, invites you to this open webinar and to submit questions in advance.

Policy and International Relations, International Activities

A New EASAC Commentary on Hydrogen and synthetic fuels

Wednesday, 30 September 2020

No climate benefit from hydrogen unless EU stops subsidies for fossil fuels

Policy and International Relations, Research Infrastructures


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