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EC pilots new scheme for open access to research articles

The EC will fund over €50 billion of research during FP7. Therefore, it is extremely keen to see that these research results are disseminated as widely and effectively as possible to guarantee maximum exploitation and impact with researchers and beyond.

New IPR strategy for Europe

The EC recently adopted a Communication on a new industrial property rights (IPR) strategy for Europe. This Communication outlines a number of actions as the keystone to maintain a high quality industrial property rights system for the EU in the 21st century. It aims to support inventors in making informed choices on the protection of their industrial property rights and calls for robust enforcement against counterfeiting and piracy.

"Enlightened views on life and death of visual cells"

A EuroVisionNet-Education & Training Event at the University Hospital in Zurich, 5-6 June 2008. Eine wunderbare Heiterkeit hat meine ganze Seele eingenommen, gleich den süßen Frühlingsmorgen, die ich mit ganzem Herzen genieße. Ich bin allein und freue mich meines Lebens in dieser Gegend, die für solche Seelen geschaffen ist wie die meine.

EuroVisionNet has started

"Visual Impairment and Degeneration: A Road-map for Vision Research within Europe"

AFER/Pfizer Ophthalmics/Carl Camras Translational Research Awards

Congratulations to the premier recipients of the AFER/Pfizer Ophthalmics/Carl Camras Translational Research Awards

Commission working paper on Health programme

A EC Staff Working Paper has been published on the recent Mid-Term Evaluation of the Public Health Programme.