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ERC chief’s departure sparks fears over autonomy

A group of research funders and performers has called for assurances around the European Research Council’s independence, following news that the head of the council’s executive agency is retiring.

“The success of the ERC relies on its autonomy and on the impeccable management of its administrative wing, the executive agency (ERCEA),” Science Europe, a group of research organisations and funders, said in a statement on 7 February.

“Pablo Amor, director of the ERCEA, has stood as a staunch guarantor for both over the past eight years. Following the news of Mr Amor’s upcoming early departure as director, Science Europe reiterates the fundamental need to maintain the ERC’s independence in the future.”

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