In what has been a packed couple of weeks, the world of Horizon 2020 hasn’t been standing still. Last week UK Research Office held their annual conference, which provided some really interesting reflection on the programme so far and also some thoughts for the future.
Colleagues from the European Commission were out in force, with presentations from Wolfgang Burtscher (Deputy Director-General of DG RTD), Graham Willmott (DG HOME – Head of Unit, Innovation and Industry Security), Line Matthiessen and Elisabeth Lipiatou (both DG RTD and Heads of Unit for Fighting Infectious Diseases and Advancing Public Health and Open and Inclusive Societies respectively) to name but a few.
Following on from the conference, UKRO have pulled together some excellent summaries of proceedings and made presentations available. A few which may be of interest to colleagues who are planning Horizon 2020 submissions are:
- Open Science – taking a look at how you make your data available on an open access basis in the context of Horizon 2020’s Open Data Pilot
- Insights into opportunities for research into migration and mobility; Zika, Ebola and antimicrobial resistance; and security.
- Information and tips from Maria Filipa Ferraz De Oliveira (Head of Ethics at ERCEA) on how to navigate ethical assessment (Ed – key message: if you think an issue applies add it, better to have too much information than too little!)
(Ed – you’ll need to log into the UKRO portal to access. If you don’t have access and would like to sign-up drop us a line – email@example.com).
The message post referendum was very clear from everyone – it’s business as usual and UK research has a lot to offer to Horizon 2020 and vice versa!
Priorities for work programme 2018-20 – a glimpse into the future
As trailed in previous posts, the thinking around priorities for the last phase of Horizon 2020 are well under way, with Advisory Groups starting to share their priorities.
A report has been made available on emerging priorities for Societal Challenge 1 – Health, and we are expecting that reports on priorities for other Societal Challenges (Energy, Transport and Climate Action) will follow soon. (Ed – if you are interested in these areas do get in touch as we are receiving new information all the time – firstname.lastname@example.org)
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