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German funder recommends ban on Russia coauthorship

Some in sector warn of practical issues with Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft recommendation

Germany’s biggest research funder has recommended that its recipients not publish papers on new work together with authors at institutions in Russia because of the latter country’s invasion of Ukraine.

Universities in Germany have indicated they support the policy from the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), which will not be enforced, but some members of the research sector have questioned its ethics and practicality.

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