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Recopilación de noticias de ciencia y tecnología de la API – Asociación de Personal Investigador del CSIC
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1 –Travelling between academia and industry – the researchers of tomorrow
2 – Expert group publishes report on humanities in FP7
3 – EU initiative for IPR management in public research institutions and universities
4 – La Comisión Europea abre consultas sobre diferentes temas de investigación
5 –Erasmus celebrates 20 years of success
6 – World conference on research integrity - fostering responsible research
7 – Jornada Mujer en I+D. Investigación +Desafío.
8 – Talking paper made by scientists
9 – New fabrication technique yields nanoscale UV LEDs
10 – Novedades web API!


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1 –Travelling between academia and industry – the researchers of tomorrow
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Earlier this month, the European Presidency of the EU organised a conference entitled ‘European Researchers of Tomorrow – Crossing the Borders of Academia and Industry’. The conference brought together policy-makers, industry representatives, researchers and other interested stakeholders to explore issues around industry-academia mobility.

The conference included a range of topics: career appraisal systems in relation to inter-sectoral mobility; funding sources for inter-sectoral mobility; legal and administrative aspects of inter-sectoral mobility; and women in research. Throughout the day, speakers highlighted the importance of mobility and the steps being taken at a European level through the Framework Programme and with the implementation of the European Charter for Researchers and a Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers.

Further information on the conference is available at: http://www.eur-future.eu

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2 – Expert group publishes report on humanities in FP7
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An EC expert group has been looking into the issues surrounding the participation of humanities researchers in FP7. The group’s report makes several recommendations, including: labelling and describing topics with the humanities clearly in mind; showcasing successful humanities-led projects to demonstrate that FP7 is relevant; highlighting the link between humanities research and policy-making; reviewing funding levels in order to attract the best researchers; creating paid work placements for young humanities researchers within EU institutions; and finding out ways to stimulate greater interest from humanities researchers in other FP7 thematic areas.

The expert group report is available at:
http://ec.europa.eu/research/social-sciences/pdf/egh_final_report_2007_en.pdf

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3 – EU initiative for IPR management in public research institutions and universities
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At a recent Informal Competitiveness Council meeting held under the German Presidency of the EU, a proposal was put forward to establish a European Charter for the management of intellectual property from public research institutions and universities (IP-Charter). This follows on from the results of the EC’s recent consultation on knowledge transfer.

Professional management of intellectual property is an important factor which influences co-operation between research institutions and industry and is decisive for innovation and for increasing European competitiveness. The IP-Charter is to be designed as a code of conduct that can serve as a voluntary basis for collaboration between co-operation partners.

For further information please see:
http://www.bmbf.de/pub/Eckpunkte_IP_eng(2).pdf

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4 – La Comisión Europea abre consultas sobre diferentes temas de investigación
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Dentro de la política de Consejo Europea de consulta de los puntos de vista de los grupos de interés de los diferentes temas de investigación, se han abierto consultas sobre:

- EC consults on European Research Area (ERA) Green Paper
The online consultation and the Green Paper ‘The European Research Area: New Perspectives’ are available at: http://ec.europa.eu/research/era/questionnaire_en.html

- EC consults on communication outreach in nanotechnology
The consultation paper is available at: http://cordis.europa.eu/nanotechnology/src/consultation.htm
The EC webpages on nanotechnology are available at: http://cordis.europa.eu/nanotechnology/home.html
Comments on the recommendations included in the paper should be e-mailed to Matteo Bonazzi before the end of June: Esta dirección electrónica esta protegida contra spam bots. Necesita activar JavaScript para visualizarla

- EC consults on European aquaculture
The full text of the consultation paper is available at:
http://ec.europa.eu/fisheries/cfp/governance/consultations/consultation_100507_en.htm

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5 –Erasmus celebrates 20 years of success
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The growing success of the university exchange programme, Erasmus, was celebrated recently as the numbers of students and teachers taking part in the programme continued to grow in the academic year 2005-06. The biggest impact of the scheme has been felt in the Central and Eastern European countries. Student exchanges rose on average by about 20 per cent in the member states that joined the EU three years ago, while growth in teacher exchanges remained high at 20 per cent.

In the academic year 2005-06, 154,553 Erasmus students benefited from a university exchange, an increase of 7.3 per cent on the previous year. Over the same period 23,462 university teaching staff also participated in Erasmus exchanges, an increase of 12.4 per cent. The European Commissioner in charge of Education, Training & Culture, Ján Figel’ noted these findings as an encouragement to do more in favour of mobility and student exchanges.

Further information
EC Press Release IP/07/508 of 27 April 2007 is available at: http://europa.eu/rapid
Further information on the programme is available at: http://ec.europa.eu/education/programmes/llp/erasmus/erasmus_en.html


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6 – World conference on research integrity - fostering responsible research
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The World Conference on Research Integrity will be the first global forum convened to provide researchers, research administrators, research sponsors, journal editors, representatives from professional societies, policy-makers, and others an opportunity to discuss strategies for harmonising research misconduct policies and fostering responsible conduct in research. The event, which will take place in Lisbon between 16 and 19 September 2007 and will be hosted as part of the Portuguese Presidency of the EU later this year, will be supported by the EC and organised by the European Science Foundation (ESF) and the US Office of Research Integrity.

Research regulations and commonly accepted research practices vary significantly from country to country and among professional organisations. There is no common definition worldwide for research misconduct, conflict of interest or plagiarism. Even where there is general agreement on key elements of research behaviour, such as the need to restrict authorship to individuals who make substantive contributions to the research or to provide protection for research subjects, the policies aimed at implementing this agreement can vary widely from country to country and from organisation to organisation. The research community worldwide has to address these problems in order to retain public confidence and to establish clear best practice frameworks at an international level and this conference is seen as a positive first step.

Further information at:
http://www.esf.org/activities/esf-conferences/details/confdetail242/conference-information.html


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7 – Jornada Mujer en I+D. Investigación +Desafío.
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Esta Jornada se celebra el 26 de Junio en Oviedo. El Instituto Nacional del Carbón quiere
participar en el debate acerca de la situación real de la mujer en el mercado laboral actual
reflexionando sobre su papel en el ámbito científico español. Con esta jornada se
pretende dar a conocer la situación de las investigadoras españolas a la hora de acceder,
especializarse y promocionar en la carrera científica, incluyendo los puntos de vista de
investigadoras consolidadas, de reconocido prestigio, que ocupan puestos de responsabilidad
y de jóvenes investigadoras. El objetivo de esta jornada es, no sólo acercar
esta realidad a la sociedad, sino también demostrar que la incorporación de la mujer al
mundo científico aunque es un hecho, precisa la adopción de los mecanismos oportunos que garanticen el desarrollo sin barreras de las capacidades de nuestras científicas.

Fuente: http://www.csic.es/documentos/destacados/incarjornadas.pdf

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8 – Talking paper made by scientists
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Digital paper that can speak to you has been created by scientists.
Researchers from Mid Sweden University have constructed an interactive paper billboard that emits recorded sound in response to a user's touch.
The prototype display uses conductive inks, which are sensitive to pressure, and printed speakers.

Fuente: BBC (5/06/07)

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9 – New fabrication technique yields nanoscale UV LEDs
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Research team at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
has developed a technique to create highly efficient LEDs from nanowires.
The fabricated LEDs emit ultraviolet light, a key wavelength range required
for many light-based nanotechnologies, including data storage, and the
assembly technique is well-suited for scaling to commercial production.
Nanowires made of a particular class of semiconductors that includes
aluminum nitride, gallium nitride and indium nitride are the most promising
candidates for nanoscale LEDs. But, says NIST researcher Abhishek Motayed,
?The current nanowire LEDs are created using tedious nanowire manipulation
methods and one-by-one fabrication techniques, which makes them unsuitable
for commercial realization?. The NIST t! eam used batch fabrication
techniques, such as photolithography, wet etching and metal deposition. They
aligned the nanowires using an electric field, eliminating the delicate and
time-consuming task of placing each nanowire separately. A key feature of
the new nanowire LEDs is that they are made from a single compound, gallium
nitride (GaN). Each LED consists of an ?n-type? GaN nanowire placed on the
surface of a ?p-type? GaN thin film. ?N-type? and ?p-type? refer to
semiconductors with, respectively, an abundance of electrons and an
abundance of positively charged electron vacancies called holes. P-n
junctions made from the same basic compound yield more efficient LEDs than
those made with different compounds, and so can operate at lower power. When
the proper voltage is applied to the junction, it emits light with a peak
wavelength of 365nm, which falls squarely in the ultraviolet range.

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10 – Envía TUS APInoticias!
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Si pones tu direccón de correo electrónico en el apartado 'newsletter' (bloque izquierdo de la web), recibirás un correo con los artículos nuevos  que aparecen en nuestra web (no así los enviados a blogs).
El registro como usuario (que permite incluir comentarios en forums y tener tu propio blog donde colgar noticias que creas son de interés general para los demás asociados) se hace ahora por solicitud debido al intento de registro por parte de robots.
Pronto una nueva sección: 'El Instituto del mes'
Este boletín lo elabora el Dr.José Luis Fernández Turiel(ICTJA). Gracias José Luis por tu colaboración desinteresada.
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