Flagship E.U. Research Program Aims for Pan-European Panacea

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Science  02 Mar 2001:
Vol. 291, Issue 5509, pp. 1676-1677
DOI: 10.1126/science.291.5509.1676

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The European Commission last week approved the first draft of a 4-year, $16.2 billion research program that seeks to focus the European Union's disparate research programs on common goals. Slated to spend 17% more than its predecessor, the so-called Framework 6, which will begin in 2003, would spur more pan-European scientific projects by channeling funds into big-ticket collaborations and paying for more scientists to country hop.