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Researchers uncover the origins of ash tree dieback and set out ways to fight it

In an attempt to reduce the impact of ash dieback, researchers in COST Action FRAXBACK joined forces and identified the origin and biology of the fungus. They are now proposing a series of guidelines that will help manage Europe’s ash tree woodlands in a more sustainable way.


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08 March 2017
Creating a European observatory on femicide

To mark the international women’s day, COST Action “Femicide across Europe” stresses the importance of continuous efforts to counter the phenomenon killing thousands of women every year, worldwide. Network members are now looking for partners and stakeholders to set up a European observatory, and plan to discuss the next steps at the network’s final conference in Malta.


07 March 2017
Major scientific publishers team up with a COST Action to share data and improve peer review

Together with researchers in COST Action New Frontiers of Peer Review - PEERE, Elsevier, Springer Nature and Wiley have agreed on a protocol that enables peer review data sharing in a journal sample. This collaboration is meant to improve the quality, efficiency and sustainability of scholarly peer review.


21 February 2017
COST Actions turn the spotlight on Portugal

Part of the Portuguese research community participating in COST networks met the EU Commissioner for Science, Research and Innovation, Mr Carlos Moedas, in Lisbon on Monday, 20 February. The lunch event stressed the added value that COST networks bring to the European R&D landscape.


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