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European Commission and ERC: 'Let's Stay Together'

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Science  15 Jul 2011:
Vol. 333, Issue 6040, pp. 276
DOI: 10.1126/science.333.6040.276

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On Tuesday, a task force presented its report on the governance of the European Research Council (ERC), Europe's 4-year-old, €7.5 billion science funding agency. One of the key recommendations: There's no need to cut the ERC loose from the European Commission and create a new, independent organization. With some adjustments, the current structure—a source of major friction in the past—can continue, says the task force, which included top officials from the ERC and the commission.