EU-national scientists “deeply concerned” about Brexit's threat to European research
On August 13, 2019, a group of EU-national scientists published an open letter titled “danger to science of no-deal Brexit" in 'Nature', an international science journal. The scientists expressed their concern about the threat that Brexit would pose to international research, particularly in a 'no-deal' scenario, and warned that new challenges would arise if the UK was to be a 'shadow' member to Horizon Europe - the EU’s proposed research program for 2021-2027, or to some of Horizon Europe’s partnerships, such as those on global health research and development. The letter cautioned that a 'no deal' Brexit scenario would result in fewer European collaborations, diminished resources for research as well as constrained legal frameworks.
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