Pressure grows for EU to set up a European Research CouncilBMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7418.768-a (Published 02 October 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:768
- Rory Watson
Pressure is growing for the European Union to create a European Research Council with an annual budget of about €2bn to stimulate basic, strategic, and investigator-driven research.
The overwhelming bulk of research in Europe would continue to be organised and funded nationally. But supporters of the proposed centre believe it could make a valuable contribution to the European Union's plan to overcome geographical and linguistic barriers and create a European research area.
After almost a year's deliberations, a …