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Feedback sought on EU pact for research and innovation

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Non-binding pledge will consolidate existing “aspirational” principles and confirm common priorities for R&D investment

The European Commission is seeking feedback on a planned Pact for Research and Innovation in Europe—a non-binding text designed to recommit EU countries to common R&D goals, such as academic freedom and open access to research outputs.

The Commission said the consultation, which opened on 15 April and runs until 13 May, will inform a “concise list of key principles” in the pact for the European Research Area set of policies to raise research standards and remove barriers in the bloc.

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