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Book release: “Women in European Academies - From Patronae Scientiarum to Path-Breakers”

Tuesday, 8 December 2020

This new ALLEA book examines the lives and achievements of women who played determining roles in the history of European academies and in the development of modern science in Europe, including in Ireland

Policy and International Relations, International Activities

The InterAcademy Partnership are calling on Individuals to comment on the UNESCO Recommendation on Open Science

Wednesday, 2 December 2020

You are invited to complete a survey to offer your views on UNESCO Recommendation on Open Science.

Policy and International Relations, International Activities

Climate Change Education Webinar

Thursday, 26 November 2020

If you missed the RIA-ALLEA webinar on climate change education you can watch it now.

Policy and International Relations, International Activities

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


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