On European research policy:
- President of the ERC
Website of Prof Dr Helga Nowotny.
- Commissioner for Research and Innovation
Website of the Commissioner Máire Geoghegan-Quinn.
- Innovation Union
Innovation component of the Europe 2020 Strategy for a smart, sustainable and inclusive economy.
- European Research Area
Activities, programmes and policies intended to enable researchers, research institutions and businesses to increasingly circulate, compete and co-operate across borders.
Information provider on European, national and regional research policies, actors, and programmes in the EU and beyond.
Available funding and tools for researchers:
- Research portal of the European Commission
User-oriented website regrouping the different tools by which the European Commission develops its research policy (funding programmes, news, statistics, etc).
- Horizon 2020 – The Framework Programme for Research and Innovation
The main financial instrument supporting European research and development, running from 2014 to 2020.
- 7th Framework Programme for research
The EU's main instrument for funding research in Europe until 2013.
- Participant portal
The Participant Portal is the entry point for electronic administration of EU-funded research and innovation projects, and hosts the services for managing proposals and projects throughout their lifecycle.
- CORDIS - Community Research and Development Information Service
Information space aimed at facilitating participation in Community research and development activities, improving the exploitation of research results and promoting the diffusion of knowledge.
- FP7 applications
Central access-point for information on the 6th and 7th Framework Programme software systems.
- Marie Curie actions
Training, mobility and career development opportunities open to researchers of all ages and levels of experience covered under the People programme of FP7.
Information and advice point on issues regarding the mobility of researchers in the European Research Area.
European Commission Directorate-General for Research
Home to the European Commission department in charge of research policy.
European University Association (EUA)
Representative body of higher education institutions in 46 countries.
League of European Research Universities (LERU)
Association of twenty-two leading research-intensive universities that share the values of high-quality teaching within an environment of internationally competitive research.
National Science Foundation
Government agency responsible for promoting science and engineering in the USA through research programs and education projects.
National Natural Science Foundation of China
Institution aimed at promoting and financing basic research and applied research in China.
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
Independent administrative institution for the advancement of Japanese science in all fields.
- Canadian Institute for Advance Research (CIFAR)
Open call for proposals for new research ideas
- European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) hotline
For reporting any information on allegations of fraud or other illegal activities involving ERC funding.