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Urgent Funding for Research into Humanitarian Crises Like Epidemics and Pandemics

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The key to fighting a global crisis like a pandemic is gathering as much knowledge as possible in the shortest amount of time: knowledge about the virus itself, about effective therapies, as well as their social, economic, and legal impacts. The far-reaching effects of the SARS-CoV-2 outbreak are currently turning the lives of billions of people upside down. The knowledge and methodological expertise of basic researchers are indispensable in the struggle against such crises and for coping with their consequences. New research projects in Austria are intended to enhance the existing potential, contribute to the rapid gain in knowledge, and thus prepare for future challenging situations.

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Cancellation of all FWF Events until the End of April as a Preventive Health Measure

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Due to the decree on the cancellation of events passed by the government on Tuesday, March 10, 2020, as well as in response to the appeal to restrict social contacts, the FWF is following the guidelines as well as precautionary measures and postponing the events planned for March and April indefinitely.

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Global Standards for Assessing Research

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Open access to data, reproducible methods, and research work that goes beyond publications—by establishing the ‘Hong Kong Principles’, researchers and research organisations from all over the world have agreed on common principles for assessing research. The goal is to strengthen the focus on the trustworthiness of research.

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FWF Continues Reform of Programmes for Researchers in Early Career Stage

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As the Austrian Science Fund continues to update and improve its portfolio of programmes, a new early career stage programme for postdocs will be offered as of 2021. The new programme will replace the present Lise Meitner and Hertha Firnberg Programmes. Some of the main features of the new programme will be that project proposals can be submitted on an ongoing basis, funding volumes will be adjusted to meet current needs, and there will be more funding for women as well as more mentoring for women. It is hoped that the new programme, together with some supplementary measures, will help researchers get firmly established in top research.

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FWF Wins “Free Knowledge Award”

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The FWF is delighted to have received the “Free Knowledge Award”, which was bestowed for the first time by Wikimedia Austria. The award ceremony took place in the presence of Federal Minister Leonore Gewessler and Vienna's Mayor Michael Ludwig in the festive setting of the Vienna Science Ball.

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