Policy Forum

Dimensions of Science Cooperation

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Science  25 Nov 2011:
Vol. 334, Issue 6059, pp. 1066
DOI: 10.1126/science.1216538


This is a time of changing, sometimes conflicting, priorities for the organization and support of research and innovation. Scientific opportunities abound, but so do societal challenges and economic turmoil. As prosperity and well-being increasingly rely on science and technology, many nations are turning to other countries in pursuit of mutually beneficial collaborations. In the coming months, we will explore different approaches to collaborations and issues that arise from changes in the cooperation landscape. We begin with a preview of the proposed new European Union Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, Horizon 2020. Look for the Dimensions of Science Cooperation icon through 2012.