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  • 150th Anniversary of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements  

    June 28, 2019

    For 150 years, the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements has been providing an alphabet and a common key to understand our Universe for natural scientists worldwide. The ESF President Martin Hynes would like to join E-MRS and Secretary General Paul Siffert in celebrating the International Year of the Periodic Table and acknowledging this important... Read more

  • New set of ESF online archives now available for research 

    May 13, 2019

    The European Science Foundation (ESF) and the Historical Archives of the European Union (HAEU) are pleased to announce that a new group of 330 files of the ESF historical archives have been inventoried and made available for research in the HAEU online database. Thanks to this new release, a significant amount of the Foundation’s archival files is now open... Read more

  • Contribute to CatRIS project’s online catalogue of research infrastructure services 

    April 02, 2019

    CatRIS (Catalogue of Research Infrastructure Services), is a new project funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme and coordinated by the ESF.  CatRIs will build an online catalogue of European research infrastructure services, with particular emphasis on physical infrastructures. This novel information gateway will help improve the visibility... Read more

  • ESF’s contribution to achieving gender balance 

    March 08, 2019

    At the European Science Foundation we have been addressing the gender aspects of research for over ten years, building in particular on the outputs from: Research Careers in European Landscape and HorizonsESF Member Organisation Forums on Developing Research Careers In and Beyond EuropeEuropean Gender Summit 2012 hosted by the ESFPublication of the Code of... Read more

  • PRO-RES project kicked off with first workshop in Brussels 

    December 05, 2018

    The PRO-RES project, a European Commission funded project that aims at PROmoting ethics and integrity in non-medical RESearch, just conducted its first workshop in Brussels on 13 November 2018. This workshop was the first of a series of planned events for the whole duration of the project, and was hosted at the European Policy Centre and included several... Read more

  • ESSC member, Prof Hermann J Opgenoorth, awarded the Baron Marcel Nicolet Space Weather Medal 2018 

    November 07, 2018

    Prof Hermann J Opgenoorth was awarded the Baron Marcel Nicolet medal 2018 for his efforts in the international coordination of Space Weather. The medal ceremony was held during the 15th European Space Weather Week in Leuven (Belgium) on 5 November 2018. There are three international space weather and space climate medals which are awarded every year to... Read more

  • IUMRS Survey on the Evolution of Scientific Publishing 

    October 30, 2018

    It is vital to be well informed prior to making important decisions in relation to the management of the scientific effort. Establishing good base-line data will be important for each research domain.  For this reason, ESF is pleased to assist IUMRS in the promotion of this survey.  The International Union of Materials Research Societies (IUMRS) has... Read more

  • NuPECC - 30 years in service of European Nuclear Physics 

    October 25, 2018

    On 12 and 13 October 2018 the European Science Foundation’s Nuclear Physics European Collaboration Committee (NuPECC) celebrated 30 years of its existence and activities done in the service of the European Nuclear Physics community. The anniversary coincided with NuPEC’s 93rd plenary meeting, which was hosted by the Horia Hulubei National Institute for R&D... Read more

  • ESF signs Memorandum of Understanding with NFEC in Korea to formalize collaboration agreement in the field of Research Infrastructures 

    August 24, 2018

    On 23 August 2018 the European Science Foundation signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the National Research Facilities and Equipment Center (NFEC), based at the Korea Basic Science Institute (KBSI), at the ESF headquarters in Strasbourg (France).  With this signature both organisations seal their partnership and strengthen their collaboration in the... Read more

  • What is new with MERIL? 

    July 24, 2018

    The MERIL team has been quite active in the last two months, travelling around Europe to present the project and to foster further discussions with the RI community and stakeholders. Interoperability workshop in Athens On 25 and 26 June 2018 the MERIL team organised a workshop hosted by EKT in Athens (Greece) to discuss interoperability challenges and... Read more