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Great Medical Promises Threatened by Booming Miracle Cures and Undue Pressure to Gain Fast-Track Approvals

Friday, 5 June 2020

A new report by the European Academies of Science and Medicine on Regenerative Medicine calls upon European lawmakers to protect biomedical science from false claims.

Policy and International Relations, International Activities

IHTA Town Type Series: The Town in the Nineteenth Century

Wednesday, 3 June 2020

In the sixth and final IHTA Town Type Essay, Jacinta Prunty, Irish Historic Towns Atlas editor and Maynooth University lecturer, discusses the changes in and to towns in the nineteenth century.

Irish Historic Towns Atlas

How linguistics can help the historian: Part V

Wednesday, 3 June 2020

This instalment looks at how a piece of Strasbourg language planning, having  successfully averted war in Europe for a while, went on to affect the subsequent history of the whole world. 

Dictionary of Medieval Latin from Celtic Sources

Protection of Marine Environments - Call for Experts

Tuesday, 2 June 2020

A new project being led by the Korean Academy of Science and Technology will develop a statement on the protection of marine environments.

Policy and International Relations, International Activities

RDA COVID-19 Guidelines and Recommendations final draft now open for public consultation

Tuesday, 2 June 2020

On 28 May 2020, the Research Data Alliance published the pre-final version of the RDA COVID-19 Recommendations and Guidelines covering four research areas – clinical data, omics practices, epidemiology and social...

Digital Repository of Ireland, COVID-19 Research Response

Drought: a risk being overlooked in Ireland?

Tuesday, 2 June 2020

The year 2018 revealed the vulnerabilities of Irish society to drought across multiple sectors, particularly water supply, agriculture and ecology. Now, in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, another drought is brewing.

Science Committees, Climate Change and Environmental Sciences Committee, Climate Change Blog

How Ireland dealt with the aftermath of the Second World War

Thursday, 28 May 2020

Documents on Irish Foreign Policy Vol. VIII, 1945-1948, now freely available online, reveals how the Irish state dealt with the aftermath of the Second World War

Documents on Irish Foreign Policy

2020 Michel Déon Prize Shortlist

Thursday, 28 May 2020

The Royal Irish Academy and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade have today announced the six shortlisted titles for the 2020 Michel Déon Prize for Non-Fiction.

Grants and Awards, Public Engagement

European Academies of Science: European Union must base green recovery plans on science

Wednesday, 27 May 2020

This new EASAC commentary entitled 'How can science help to guide the European Union’s green recovery after COVID-19?' discusses how science can help to guide the European Union’s green recovery after COVID-19.

Policy and International Relations, International Activities

New report on Climate Change Education by the ALLEA Science Education Working Group

Wednesday, 27 May 2020

According to the report entitled 'A Snapshot of Climate Change Education Initiatives in Europe' more of a focus is needed on mitigation, adaptation, and climate justice.

Policy and International Relations, International Activities


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