Archive for EU

Europe opens up clinical trials database

Posted in research with tags , on 22 March 2011 by Steve

“The European Medicines Agency opened up its clinical trials database to the public today. Information on interventional trials run in all 27 EU member states, as well as Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway, will now be searchable via the EU Clinical Trials Register website …” (more)

[Daniel Cressey, The Great Beyond, 22 March]

Legality doubts may scupper plans to charge European students

Posted in Fees and access, Legal issues with tags , , on 19 March 2011 by Steve

“Further doubt has been cast on Scottish Government plans to charge European students up to £1700 a year to stave off the current crisis in university funding. Academics and student representatives argued that the proposals from Michael Russell, the Education Secretary, could be open to challenge on the grounds of discrimination …” (more)

[Andrew Denholm, Herald Scotland, 18 March]

EU students could be charged to study in Scotland

Posted in Fees and access with tags , , on 16 March 2011 by Steve

“Students from other EU countries could be charged to study in Scotland, the education secretary has revealed. Mike Russell told the Scottish Parliament that, if re-elected, the SNP government would also increase fees to students from other parts of the UK …” (more)

[BBC News, 16 March]

European researchers chase billion-euro technology prize

Posted in research with tags on 8 March 2011 by Steve

“The European Commission has selected six futuristic proposals to compete for two huge flagship projects that will apply information and communication technologies to social problems …” (more)

[Alison Abbott, Nature, 8 March]

EU raids ebook publishers in price fixing investigation

Posted in Legal issues with tags , on 5 March 2011 by Steve

“Brussels suspects a cartel where publishers see a defence against distributors with the clout to drive down prices below cost …” (more)

[Benedicte Page and Leigh Phillips, Guardian, 4 March]

Historic patent deal within Europe’s reach

Posted in Legal issues with tags , on 25 February 2011 by Steve

“Europe is just a few, short steps away from a system in which scientists, companies and lone inventors will be eligible to apply for a single patent that is applicable in all subscribing countries …” (more)

[Inga Vesper, Exquisite Life, 25 February]

Europe-wide patent advances

Posted in Legal issues, research with tags , on 16 February 2011 by Steve

“It was expected, but still a relief for promoters of European innovation. Yesterday, the European Parliament voted in favour of a common EU patent system, under a so-called enhanced cooperation procedure …” (more)

[Alison Abbott, The Great Beyond, 16 February]