Following the announcement from 3 August 2020 by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) acting as the National Agency for EU Higher Education Cooperation within the Erasmus+ programme, the Eurolife Consortium receives EU co-funding to implement the project titled DATAETHICS – Changing Landscapes in the Health and Life Sciences: Ethical Challenges of Big Data under the coordination of the University Medical Center Göttingen, University of Göttingen.
Eurolife is a network of nine prestigious academic institutions and European centres with world-wide research excellence reputation in Biomedicine and Medicine across Europe. Eurolife promotes and facilitates collaborative research, joint postgraduate training and education, the exchange of researchers and students and the building of joint research projects.
With historic, strategic and geographic links, their medical research communities provide unique opportunities for collaborative research and training. Together, the partners bring:
- Nine world class research institutions, with enormous depth and breadth of biomedical research expertise. Together, the Eurolife institutions have more than 100,000 students each year, employ about 10,000 academics and researchers, and have a combined operating budget that exceeds €2,4 billion
- Over 85 Nobel Prize have studied or worked at Eurolife universities
- Comprehensive research support, with a sound understanding of EU funding mechanisms
- More than 90 FP7 and H2020 research projects with at least 2 Eurolife institutions have been awarded from 2007
- Well established inter-institutional links, through years of staff and postgraduate student exchanges and collaborations
- A willingness to work together to achieve success
The grant constitutes a major milestone in the cooperation of the Eurolife partnership, cementing the over 20-year cooperation and achievements to date, and opening a new chapter of enhanced and increased cooperation with the aim of further developing and sharing innovative practices and promoting strategic cooperation and exchanges of experiences in life sciences.
The project’s planning process was supported with a funding from the Europa Programm of the Ministry of Science and Culture of Lower Saxony (Niedersächsischen Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kultur, MWK).