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PM Rishi Sunak should not go back on his pledge to re-join the EU's science research programme, the President of The Royal Society has warned.
Nobel laureate says prime minister may not have “had the best advice” on EU programme. / Paul Nurse has said that the government’s alternative plans to joining the EU’s Horizon Europe R&D programme will be “utterly inadequate”.
The political decision to leave the European Union has had the unintended consequence that the UK may not be able to access funding from Horizon Europe, the EU’s highly regarded principal funding programme for research and innovation, and the involvement of UK-based researchers in European research consortia has already been damaged by this.
Brexit limbo continues for UK researchers, as the government issues a ten-point strategy for the future of science that fails to commit to association to the EU research programme.
The UK’s R&D sector has reacted with alarm to reports that Rishi Sunak is holding back on rejoining the Horizon Europe R&D programme—after finally agreeing a deal over trade in Northern Ireland with the EU.
Scientists were hopeful the new Northern Ireland Protocol deal could pave the way for Britain to access the research programme.
UKRO maintains a factsheet to provide the latest information on the current UK situation in relation to Horizon Europe, Horizon 2020 and other EU funding schemes.
UK scientists had been shut out of the multibillion-euro scheme amid drawn-out Brexit negotiations.
President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen has publicly confirmed that she is ready to begin talks immediately on an association agreement to allow United Kingdom participation in Horizon Europe, the European Union’s flagship research programme.
Recent policy moves in the US and the EU threaten to leave the UK in the dust, Express.co.uk was warned.
Suggestions that Rishi Sunak might hold back on rejoining the Horizon Programme after securing a landmark Brexit deal have been described as “unspeakable idiotic” by campaigner and scientist Mike Galsworthy.
Rishi Sunak is refusing to rush Britain back into the EU's 95.5 billion euros ($101.32 billion) Horizon Europe research programme, the Financial Times reported on Friday.
The threat of a no-deal Brexit is causing staff at several universities in the UK to stockpile scientific equipment, including protective gloves and fly food, New Scientist has learned.
There is little doubt that a hard Brexit will be bad for British and European science. And when this message was conveyed this week by 29 Nobel prizewinners and six Fields medallists in a letter to UK prime minister Theresa May and European Commission president Jean Claude Juncker, you can be certain it reached its intended audience.
EU countries want to ensure the scientific publishing industry is fair and sustainable as it moves towards open access models, according to the first draft of council conclusions.
Britain is on the verge of regaining access to the EU-led research budget - so why pretend we can credibly go it alone?
Still no deal as new Science and Tech dept head claims Britain has 'global-facing alternative' in the wings.
The minister for the Government's newly created science and technology department has signalled the UK is ‘ready to go it alone' if the EU does not agree to Britain's post-Brexit terms of membership.
When the British electorate voted in 2016 to leave the EU, it was already clear that the implications for UK social sciences and humanities researchers were likely to be greater than for other disciplines.
Prof Harold Varmus, the Nobel Laureate in physiology or medicine (1989), was in Pune for two days and interacted with scientists and students at National Centre for Cell Science.
When Boris Johnson agreed the Brexit divorce package with the EU, he promised it would unleash innovation, turning Britain into an agile “science superpower”. But rather than boost UK science and technology, Brexit has – so far – damaged it,
Brexit has certainly not helped UK science and technology and in some ways has damaged it. The UK’s participation in Horizon Europe, the EU’s research and innovation fund, remains uncertain.
The UK's Europe minister called on the European Union to reopen British access to EU scientific programmes on Monday.
UK SCIENTISTS have been told they can no longer take part in meetings organised by a key European infectious diseases agency due to Brexit tensions, it has emerged. / “This is a recognition that Brexit has consequences, and the form of Brexit the UK has chosen has more severe consequences than were necessary."