ALLEA's offer to find FP6 evaluators accepted by Commission

August 5, 2002

Brussels, 02 August 2002

The European Commission has accepted an offer by ALLEA, the All European academies of sciences and humanities, to act as a mediator in identifying potential evaluators for the Sixth Framework programme (FP6).

The offer was made by ALLEA's president, Pieter Drenth, at a recent meeting with Research DG Director-General Achilleas Mitsos, called to discuss the new instruments for FP6.

The peer review system will not see many changes under FP6, although the job will be made more attractive through the payment of an honorarium for researchers acting as reviewers.

On the issue of the new instruments, particularly integrated projects and networks of excellence, Professor Drenth told Dr Mitsos of his appreciation for the Commission's intention of simplifying procedures, and said that he hoped the Commissions would adhere to these intentions during the implementation phase.

He also emphasised the importance of European added value, but underlined the fact that Europe must not be seen as restricted to the EU and affiliated countries. Professor Drenth praised the Commission's emphasis on larger research consortia, but stressed that this should not disadvantage smaller but excellent groups of researchers. Finally, the ALLEA president stressed the need for a balance between basic and applied research.

For further information on ALLEA, please consult the following web address:

CORDIS RTD-NEWS/© European Communities, 2001

登录 或者 注册 以便阅读全文。




  • 获得编辑推荐文章
  • 率先获得泰晤士高等教育世界大学排名相关的新闻
  • 获得职位推荐、筛选工作和保存工作搜索结果
  • 参与读者讨论和公布评论


Log in or register to post comments


Recent controversy over the future directions of both Stanford and Melbourne university presses have raised questions about the role of in-house publishing arms in a world of commercialisation, impact agendas, alternative facts – and ever-diminishing monograph sales. Anna McKie reports

3 October