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Re-engineering pharmaceutical research for better patient outcomes

Re-engineering pharmaceutical research for better patient outcomes

A so-called ‘productivity crisis’ has been ascribed to the pharmaceutical research and development industry. Despite increases in investment and funding, this has not corresponded to increases in the approval of novel drugs. Why do so many drugs fail to receive approval, and what other means should we be focusing on for the benefit of patients?

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Dr Síle Lane about re-engineering pharmaceutical research

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Dr Síle Lane about re-engineering pharmaceutical research

Re-engineering pharmaceutical research, a scientist’s opinion Interview with Dr Síle Lane, head of international campaigns and policy at Sense About Science. Undisclosed clinical trial results are unfortunately common - how does this impact progression in research and treatment? When results from clinical trials aren’t published it means the same research can get repeated unnecessarily. This ...

EU project : SCOOP4C

EU Project : SCOOP4C

The project was launched by the European Commission in November 2016 and it is funded under the H2020 call CO-CREATION-05-2015 - Coordination and support action (CSA). Five organizations from four different member states explore how the once-only principle for citizens can be implemented at a European level. The University of Koblenz-Landau is coordinating this project. The overall aim ...

e-Governance: the Estonian Case

e-Governance: the Estonian Case

Estonia is one of two countries worldwide to offer an e-Residency, a government-issued status and identity granting access to the EU’s digital business environment. Even Barack Obama is an Estonian e-Resident. Which challenges do e-Residency and e-Governance in general pose for the public sector, and how does scientific research evaluate the digital transformation?

Martin Emmer ESMH scientists opinion e-governance

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Martin Emmer about e-Governance

Our understanding of citizenship is not based on a definition that refers to formal membership of a person to a nation or political entity, but more generally on the self-perception of individuals in relation to any nation or entity they may belong to.

Ott Velsberg ESMH scientists opinion e-governance

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Ott Velsberg about e-Governance

Increased quality of service, the lack of bureaucracy, and the ease of interacting with the government directly benefit the business and citizens.

EU project : Erasmus Mundus Master of Science

EU Project : Erasmus Mundus Master of Science

Erasmus Mundus Master of Science in Public Sector Innovation and eGovernance: An EU-funded Master programme for EU- and non-EU citizens that combines knowledge on public administration and public management with expertise on information systems and eGovernance. Coordination : KU Leuven Web-Link : https://onderwijsaanbod.kuleuven.be//opleidingen/e/CQ_53973318.htm#activetab=diploma_omschrijving

EU project : Interreg Europe CYBER

EU Project : Interreg Europe CYBER

Interreg Europe CYBER aims to boost the competitiveness of the European cyber security SMEs by creating synergies among European cyber security valleys.  Through a series of interregional cooperation initiatives, CYBER aims to improve the sharing of good practices and public policies and to strengthen cyber security ecosystems. The Bretagne Development Innovation agency is the leading ...

EU project : Joinup

EU Project : Joinup

Joinup is a collaborative platform created by the European Commission and funded by the European Union via the Interoperability solutions for public administrations, businesses and citizens (ISA2) Programme. It offers several services that aim to help e-Government professionals share their experience with each other. Coordination : Interoperability Unit of DG Informatics of the European Commission, DIGIT.D2 Web-Link ...

The QUEST for better science communication in Europe

The QUEST for better science communication in Europe

A major new EU research project is mapping the state of science communication through journalism, social media and museums in several European countries. The goal is to inform future efforts based on a better understanding of communicating science, as well as to produce guides on best practice.