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US President-Elect Barack Obama’s science positions

Plan for Science and Innovation of Barack Obama and Joe Biden

Interview with the European Vision Awardee 2008

Read the full interview with Dr. Hendrik Scholl.

Roundtable on the Seventh Framework Programme, Brussels, Belgium

A roundtable meeting entitled 'Does the Framework work?' will be held in Brussels, Belgium, on 20 November.

£1/4 Million Lottery Grant for Inherited Blindness Research

Patient-led charity RP Fighting Blindness has been awarded a lottery grant to work in collaboration with London's UCL Institute of Ophthalmology to investigate potential treatments for retinitis pigmentosa (RP), a blinding genetic disease of the eye.

EC guide to combining research funding

The EC has recently published the final version of a new guide on how to support research and innovation activities by combining funds through FP7, the Competitiveness and Innovation Programme (CIP) and the Structural Funds.

European co-operation on healthcare

The EC has adopted a proposal for a directive aimed at improving healthcare co-operation across Europe.

ARVO International Advocacy Handbook now available online

This useful booklet is full of suggestions and examples to support members as they work to increase funding for vision research in their home countries.

Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science

A new issue (1 November 2008; Vol. 49, No. 11) of Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science (IOVS) has been made available.

European Forum On Good Clinical Practice

The European Forum for Good Clinical Practice (EFGCP) is a non-profit organisation established by and for individuals with a professional involvement in the conduct of biomedical research.

The Neuro-Ophthalmology Virtual Education Library

A web accessible collection of images, video, lectures and other digital media for use by neuro-ophthalmology professionals, educators, students and patients.

“The European Research Area: New Perspectives”

Results of the Public Consultation on the Green Paper “The European Research Area: New Perspectives”

2009 ARVO Annual Awards

ARVO is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2009 ARVO Annual Awards. All awards and lectures will be presented at the 2009 ARVO Annual Meeting, May 3 -7, 2009, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Nomination/applications requested for 2009 Vision Award

The Champalimaud Foundation invites nominations and applications for the €1,000,000 António Champalimaud Vision Award. The deadline for submissions is December 31st 2008

Guide to successful Science Communication

This information is intended to assist project coordinators and team leaders to generate an effective flow of information and publicity about the objectives and results of their work, the contributions made to European knowledge and scientific excellence, the value of collaboration on a Europe-wide scale, and the benefits to EU citizens in general.


This action aims at supporting the efforts undertaken since 2005 in order to bring researchers closer to the larger public, with a view to enhancing their important role in society and in particular within the daily life of citizens.