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Can’t always get what you want

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…but UK research can get the partnerships it needs, say Adrian Smith and Graeme Reid

The UK government has said repeatedly that it wants the option to participate in Horizon Europe, the EU’s next programme of research funding set to begin in 2021. That position reflects the views of the research and innovation community, which is universally in favour of this continued involvement.

Meanwhile, the nature of the UK’s future relationship with the EU remains unclear and the shape and scale of Horizon Europe are not yet settled. Inevitably, we don’t know the terms under which the UK might associate with the next EU R&D programme, or even what it will look like in detail.

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