Weekly update [May]

Dear YAE Members and Alumni,


Please find below an update of the YAE activities:


a) Joint YAE/AE/ALLEA meeting in Budapest (3-6 September)
The general program for the Budapest meeting has been announced:

YAE Annual General Meeting

This year, we will hold our own AGM in Budapest on Sunday 3 and Monday 4 September 2017, and it is connected to the joint YAE/AE/ALLEA meeting. The AGM will include elections of the 2017/18 YAE Board and the Launch Party for YAE becoming a Charity.

So save the date and become part of history!


b) Brexit debate, May 8, London

In preparation for the Brexit debate on May 8 at the Royal Institute in London (with Nicole Grobert as one of the panelists), see:


(for UK-based members/alumni, there may still be places available)

here is some background information:
Think Tank Review – Special Issue: departure of the United Kingdom from the European Union


c) Warning for Pan European Networks

Some members of the YAE have been approached by Pan European Networks, either by e-mail or phone, to write a 2-page article on their research, maybe offer a Back Cover, for a hefty sum of 5000-10000 EUR. They seem to be a predatory company, and the best advise is to avoid dealing with them.

d) New report on “Open Data: The Researcher Perspective”

CWTS Leiden (incl. YAE member Sarah de Rijcke) and Elsevier prepared a report on Open Data from a researcher’s perspective, see: https://goo.gl/JcyRtm Related to this report is the EC report by the Expert Group on Altmetrics:

which appeared recently as well.


e) ORCID profile mandatory for grant applications

In previous updates we already asked for your ORCID number so we can add it to your profile at our website. If you have already entered the number in the SAPEA webform for the database, there is nothing to be added, but if you have not yet done so, please do so now: https://goo.gl/MclQQ7 The use of ORCID is becoming more widespread, with journals now adding the ORCID as identifier in the affiliation (see e,g. http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.accounts.6b00271). And the Royal Society (UK) has now made it mandatory in order to apply for grants: https://goo.gl/JdjWlp All the more reason to start using it.


f) Notification of roadmaps published by the European Commission:
– Environment
Strategic approach to pharmaceuticals in the environment
– External Relations, Foreign and Security Policy and Defence
Joint Communication Elements for a new EU Strategy in Afghanistan
– Fisheries and Aquaculture
Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Agreement and protocol with Morocco
– Enterprise, Internal Market
Best practices on retail regulation
– Fisheries and Aquaculture
Evaluation of the protocol to the Fisheries Partnership Agreement with Morocco
– Consumer Affairs, Justice and Fundamental Rights
Interim evaluation of the Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme (2014-2020)
Interim evaluation of the Justice Programme (2014-2020)
– Agriculture and Rural Development
Evaluation of State aid instruments