Wellcome Trust promises to consult widely on science review – The UK’s largest charitable research funder has pledged to be outward-looking in its review of how it funds science.
Reassurance on no-deal funding ‘too little, too late’ – Researchers have welcomed the government’s promise to not use money from the existing science budget to underwrite European Union research grants in the event of a no-deal Brexit, but the reassurance has not assuaged fears that research will be crippled by the UK crashing out of the EU.
UK exit from European institute sparks outcry – ‘Flawed’ reasoning behind European University Institute departure. Leading academics have condemned a government decision to give up the UK’s membership of an acclaimed pan-European research institute, questioning the legal need to do so.
Government pledges to increase transparency of clinical research – The UK government and the Health Research Authority, the agency responsible for the governance of clinical trials, are developing a strategy to enhance transparency around such research.
Skidmore: Cash to underwrite EU grants not from science budget – Any funding made available by the UK government to underwrite successful Horizon 2020 bids in the event of a no-deal Brexit will not be from existing departmental budgets, the science minister has confirmed.