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Preliminary coalition agreement pledges increase in research funding to 3.5% of GDP.
Research budget could rise to 3.5% of gross domestic product if agreement struck during coalition talks holds.
German universities demand open access and fair pricing from academic publishing house Elsevier.
Elsevier is allowing researchers in Germany to access its paywalled journals without a contract until a national agreement is hammered out.
Max Planck is latest European institution to embrace hiring strategy that limits certain openings to female candidates.
Negotiations to reduce journal prices and promote open access are progressing slowly.
Promoting data sharing by improving data information literacy in German academic libraries.
Critics say selection process for high-stakes funding programme is flawed.
High price of journals 'placing strain on acceptance' of division of labour between researchers and publishers, says professor.
DFG approved the funding of 17 high-performance electron microscopes with a total sum of €43 million. Funding for seven microscopes, amounting to €24 million, was awarded in the spring.
German libraries and universities want all German-authored papers to be freely available worldwide.
With a national election this month, Germany proves that foresight and stability can power research.
Over the last 2 years more than 150 German libraries, universities, and research institutes have formed a united front trying to force academic publishers into a new way of doing business.
Consortium seeks country-wide licence for journals at reduced prices.
A list of instutions cancelling their contracts with Elsevier by the end of 2017.
DFG presents 2016 Annual Report /-- 'Best knowledge-driven research -- supported by broad political and public trust' -- Annual meeting in Halle concluded.
Berlin Universities demand fair prices and free access to information.
EMBL Council selected Edith Heard as the organisation's fifth Director General. Heard's mandate is scheduled to begin 1 January 2019.
Topics range from cultures of translation in the early modern period to functions of the CRISPR-Cas system / Approximately €100 million for three years
Publisher makes papers available again while countrywide negotiations over open access and price continue.