Life sciences professionals gathered in Vilnius


On 23-24 January, the Early Stage Researchers Retreat brought together PhD students and postdocs from “Alliance4Life“ partner institutions to Vilnius University for a joint retreat full of…
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National Trigger Event, Early Stage Researchers´ Retreat and RMA Academy will…


This January Vilnius University will become a place for professionals from Life Sciences field to gather together.On 24 January Alliance4Life trigger event titled Research assessment reform: What to…
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University of Zagreb School of Medicine hosted the Alliance4Life Trigger Event…


On the 13th of December 2022, University of Zagreb School of Medicine (UZSM) hosted the first national Croatian Trigger Event within the project Alliance4Life_ACTIONS. The event was…
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Semmelweis University hosted the Alliance4Life Trigger Event in Budapest


On the 21st November 2022 the Semmelweis University in Budapest (Hungary) hosted the first national Hungarian Trigger Event within the Innovation Day of the university. The Trigger Event was…
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Database of Experts


Science Evaluation Focus Group of Alliance4Life has developed a new shared tool called the Database of Experts to help find suitable candidates for evaluation panels and experts who could serve as…
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Seed Fund - deadline extended


Proposal SubmissionFirst call for collaborative scientific projects funded from Alliance4life's Seed Fund.The Seed Fund aims to foster scientific collaboration among Alliance4Life´s member…
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A4L_ACTIONS offers space for connecting science and industry


A4L_ACTIONS Thematic Mini-conference with Matchmaking Event organised recently in Slovakia and hosted by the Biomedical Research Center of the Slovak Academy of Sciences (BMC SAS) was aimed at…
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Alliance4Life´s Position on Energy Crisis Impact


The Alliance4Life´s Board discussed in the meeting in Sofia the current energy crisis impact on rising operational costs and the related implications on the sustainability of life science research.…
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RMA Academy Launched by Alliance4Life


With the first courses organized recently in Bulgaria and hosted by the Medical University of Sofia, Alliance4Life has opened its RMA academy focused on training research management professionals.…
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Self-Assessment Report Released


Alliance4Life members have begun their transformation. Progress is already visible. The Alliance4Life published a new comprehensive self-assessment study of the current research and innovation…
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Alliance4Life Open Access to Core Facilities - last chance


  The Alliance4Life member institutions offer access to Core facilities - last chance to participate. Are you a student or a scientist? Do you need free access to Core…
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Reawaking Kambavaim - The Alliance4Life members finally met in person in Estonia


Alliance4Life members finally met in person at the University of Tartu in Estonia. This long-awaited in-person Community Meeting followed a two and half long online collaboration caused by the covid…
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Alliance4Life Community Meeting in Tartu


28 - 30 April 2020, University of Tartu, Estonia  Alliance4Life members will finally meet in person during the upcoming community meeting in Tartu, Estonia. The event will cover…
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Alliance4Life Skills Academy


29 April 2022, University of Tartu and ONLINE! REGISTER HERE!Researchers and research managers need to master a broad portfolio of soft and transferable skills in order to reach their goals…
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Alliance4Life´s position on the aggression against Ukraine


The Alliance4Life, an association of twelve leading life science institutions and universities from eleven EU Member States located in Central and Eastern Europe, addresses the academic and…
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Self-assessment as a Tool for Research and Innovation Improvement


Alliance4Life has completed a big task of self-assessment within the Culture for Excellence work package of the Alliance4Life_ACTIONS project. The purpose of the self-assessment was to understand how…
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Alliance4Life Trigger Event Was a Big Hit


Press release, 31.1.2022On 20th and 21st January 2022 Alliance4Life_ACTIONS hosted its first Trigger Event targeting knowledge transfer professionals and early stage researchers. Due to the current…
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Early Stage Researchers´ Online Retreat Will Take Place in January 2022


SING UP HERE!  PhD students and postdoctoral researchers  from more than eleven European countries have a unique  chance to get together, learn, network, explore interesting…
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Best Practices in Life Science Careers Published


Members of Alliance4Life recently conducted the mapping of best practices in career systems in life sciences research, including the self-assessment of human resources (HR) systems in twelve research…
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A4L_ACTIONS Managerial Meeting Took Place Online


On Monday 18th October 2021 the A4L_ACTIONS meeting was held online with the attendance of the Board, Steering Committee and Focus Group Chairs and Co-chairs.  The management discussed the…
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Commissioner Mariya Gabriel Visited CEITEC


Mariya Gabriel, the EU Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, visited CEITEC during her official visit to Brno. She appreciated CEITEC´s activities…
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Alliance4Life Was Represented at Horizon Europe Info Days


Alliance4Life´s Coordinator has been invited to present activities and related opportunities offered by Alliance4Life to the health R&I community. The event takes place on 2nd July and will…
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Alliance4Life´s Self-assessment Template Submitted


Only three weeks after the kick-off meeting, Alliance4Life released the first deliverable of its A4L_ACTIONS project, under the leadership of Silvia Pastoreková, Director of Biomedical Center of…
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Video and Presentations from the Kick-off Conference


The recording from the plenary session of A4L_ACTIONS conference is available. Watch speeches of Jiří Nantl, Chair of Alliance4Life, Martina Dlabajová, MEP, Henriette van Eijl, Head of Unit, European…
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The New A4L_ACTIONS Project Just Started


The kick-off conference of the H2020 project A4L_ACTIONS, connecting twelve members from the strategic partnership called Alliance4Life, took place on 25.5.2021. This event opened the continuation of…
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CEITEC Career Model for Core Facilities Presented to Latvian Ministry


Nikola Kostlánová and Kateřina Hošková were invited to present CEITEC career model for Core Facilities staff to the members of the Working Group of the Latvian Ministry of Education of Science. This…
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Kick-off Meeting of A4L_ACTIONS Project Will Take Place in May 2021


25th May 2021 , ZOOM meeting10:00 – 12:00 Plenary Session – OPEN TO PUBLIC13:00 – 16:30 Closed Sessions – FOR MEMBERS ONLYPlease REGISTER by 18th May 2021 at…
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Alliance4Life´s Board Members Interviewed by Science Business


Today an interview with Alliance4Life´s Coordinator Zlatuše Novotná and Deputy Chair Toivo Maimets was published. The interview reflects the Alliance4Life´s policy supporting Widening Participation …
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ADVANCE 5-day Workshop on ATMPs Development


The call for applicants for the ADVANCE course on advanced therapies organized by EATRIS has been opened.The 5-day online course is free of charge and 30 slots are available. Candidates from Widening…
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WIDENING Participation and Strenthening the ERA


Alliance4Life issued a new position paper on specific actions of the Horizon´s WIDENING programme – Teaming, Twinning and ERA chairs.Alliance4Life, in line with its mission to stimulating…
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Alliance4Life Secured Funding for the Next Three Years


Alliance4Life’s new project A4L_ACTIONS, submitted under the Horizon 2020 programme, has been selected for funding. Alliance4Life’s next three years will thus be co-financed with a grant of 2 mil.…
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Alliance4Life was Presented at Crowdhelix RTO Members Event


The Coordinator of Alliance4Life presented the experience of Alliance4Life with the WIDENING actions at the annual Crowdhelix RTO Members Event with KU Leuven which was held over two days on…
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Invitation for A4L_ACTIONS Project


The new project titled Alliance for Life Sciences: From Strategies to Actions in Central and Eastern Europe submitted to the last Horizon 2020´s call SC1 – Health, demographic change and wellbeing…
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Alliance4Life Submitted Nominations for the ERC Scientific Council


Today, Alliance4Life submitted nominations for the ERC Scientific Council – two outstanding researchers: Pavel Plevka from CEITEC, and Lucyna Wozniak from MUL (Medical University of Lodz). The…
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Alliance4Life Supports Protecting the Budget for Excellent Science Schemes


Alliance4Life strongly supports that in the new EU budget for 2021- 2027, excellent independent science (ERC, MSCA schemes) will not be affected by financial cuts, and that the budget for excellent…
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How Did Alliance4Life´s Research Institutes Dealt with the Pandemic


In March 2020, everything changed. The whole world felt the impact of the coronavirus crisis that surprised us all, including the scientific community. The global situation clearly shows that the top…
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Alliance4Life Recommendations for the Future of the European Research Area


Alliance4Life responded to the European Commission´s initiative and highlighted the following three priorities formulated as recommendations on the new European Research Area (ERA) paradigm with the…
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Associated Partnership of Alliance4Life and EATRIS


20 July 2020Based on their joint interest in translational research in Life Sciences and Medicine, Alliance4Life and EATRIS – European infastructure for translational medicine, held a virtual meeting…
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Alliance4Life and Crowdhelix Network Established Collaboration


15 July 2020Alliance4Life and the Crowdhelix Network have a mutual interest in fostering the participation of Life Science research institutions from Central and Eastern Europe in the Research and…
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Your Voice Matters: Sign the Petition to Secure Funding for the ERC


​Alliance4Life has been listed among the notable supporters of the Friends of the ERC initiative, which, in an open letter, calls upon the EU Presidents, European Commission, Parliament, and…
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Alliance4Life White Paper Released


Alliance4Life just released its White Paper, which assesses the research and innovation gap between Eastern and Western Europe, and lists key recommendations to national and EU policymakers for…
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Fourth Alliance4Life Newsletter Released


The fourth Alliance4Life newsletter was released in December 2019. Read about the recent fifth project meeting in Vilnius (including photos), focus group meetings, trainings, speeches and…
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The Core Facilities Concept: Path Towards Sustainable Research Infrastructure


Partners from institutions of the Alliance4Life (A4L) consortium, from CEITEC MU Brno and FNUSA-ICRC, visited Biomedical Research Center SAS (BMC SAS) on 4 December and 5 December 2019, with the aim…
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National Round Table in Hungary: Science Communication


​Science communication opportunities, challenges, and a practical example, Richter Health City were the topics at the Alliance4Life Round Table organized by the Semmelweis University’s…
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National Round Table in Slovenia: The Future of Biomedical Research


On 6th November 2019, the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Ljubljana organized a round table focused on the current state and future directions of biomedical research in Slovenia. During this…
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The National Round Table in Estonia: Supporting Shift in EU Research Funding


On 2 December 2019, the Alliance4Life working group at the University of Tartu organized a national round table. The presentation of project main ideas and outputs was followed by…
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National Round Table in Slovakia: Science Policy


As a part of the Science and Technology Week in Slovakia, an expert meeting entitled, National Round Table on Science Policy, Together for Improving the Conditions and…
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Round Table Discussion in Croatia: Careers in Biomedical Science - How to Drive…


Co-organized by the Croatian Academy of Science and Arts (CASA) and the University of Zagreb School of Medicine Zagreb, 28.11.2019. University of Zagreb School of Medicine, member of…
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The Second National Round Table in Vilnius: Mobility Schemes


On 4 December, Vilnius University held a second round table event, devoted to mobility schemes and their impact on researchers’ career development and skills. Researchers and administrative staff…
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The National Round Table in Lithuania: International Science Programmes


On 26 November, the Research Council of Lithuania organized H2020 Information day, in which, as an example of good practice, project Alliance4Life was presented. The presentation was followed by…
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National Round Table in Poland: Excellence in Research


On November 15, 2019, an expert meeting in the „round table“ formula was held in Łódź as part of the Alliance4Life project. The theme of the meeting was excellence in research and its impact on the…
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CEITEC and CRG Joined Forces to Develop Researchers’ Leadership Skills


On 22nd and 23rd October 2019, a leadership training with the aim of “Strengthening Leadership Competencies in Science” took place at the Medical Faculty of the University of Ljubljana in…
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5th Alliance4Life Community Meeting Took Place in Vilnius


Vilnius University hosted the Alliance4Life community in Vilnius, Lithuania from 2-4 October 2019.The opening plenary, as well as the official signing of the Memorandum of Understanding, took place…
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Alliance4Life Formalizes Its Existence


Today, on 4th October 2019, the founding members of the Alliance4Life gathered at Vilnius University and signed the Memorandum of Understanding, which formalizes the alliance as a…
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New Alliance4Life Podcast Series!


Alliance4Life recently released its new series of podcasts, which were recorded during the 4th project meeting in Jūrmala, Latvia! Listen to interviews with representatives from our 10 life science…
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Third Alliance4Life Newsletter Released


The third Alliance4Life newsletter was released in September 2019. Read about the recent fourth project meeting in Jūrmala (including photos), focus group meetings, trainings, speeches and…
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New Event: Strengthening Leadership Competencies


Alliance4Life and the University of Ljubljana invite you to a training exclusively for scientists in leadership positions and administrative managers from Alliance4life member institutions. The…
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Alliance4Life Joins EU-LIFE Initiative to Support Collaborative Research


Alliance4Life has joined EU-LIFE’s initiative to support collaborative research in European Biomedicine in Horizon Europe.  Read the full EU-LIFE statement press release bellow. EU…
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Alliance4Life Article on Knowledge & Technology Published on IP Helpdesk


Smiljka Vikić-Topić from the School of Medicine of the University of Zagreb contributed to the European IP Helpdesk Bulletin with an article reporting about the aims and achievements of Alliance4Life…
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4th Alliance4Life Community Meeting Took Place in Latvia


The Latvian Institute of Organic Synthesis (LIOS) hosted the Alliance4Life community in Jūrmala, Latvia from 10-12th June 2019.The beautiful venue was surrounded by a forest on the coast of the…
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Latvian Institute of Organic Synthesis Round Table Discussed Better Science in…


Alliance4Life member, Latvian Institute of Organic Synthesis, recently organized a round table discussion on the topic of Better Science in Latvia. The aim of the event was to present the…
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How Do We Improve the State of Czech Science? The Alliance4Life National Round…


More than 50 participants attended the National Round Table organised by the Alliance4Life European initiative to discuss the possibilities for improving conditions of Czech science at the…
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Alliance4Life Benchmarking Presented at the IMR 2019 Conference in Brno, Czech…


Alliance4Life’s experience with international benchmarking as an analytical tool for the quality assessment of research institutions was presented as a good practice at the Institutional Management…
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Two Key Deliverables Were Released


Two key deliverables resulting from the first year of Alliance4Life work were released: Assessment Report, and Inventory of Best Practice. Key findings show that it is necessary to create a…
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Global Science: Forming an Alliance4Life


Jiří Nantl, Director at Alliance4Life member institute, CEITEC MU, was recently interviewed by eLife about the Life Sciences career path, and the Alliance’s inspirations, highlights, and challenges.…
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Second Alliance4Life Newsletter Released


The second Alliance4Life newsletter was released in January 2019. Read about the recent third project meeting in Zagreb (including photos), benchmarking, best practices in health research and…
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The 3rd Alliance4Life meeting in Zagreb


The 3rd meeting of Alliance4Life was hosted by the University of Zagreb, School of Medicine in Croatia on 3-5 December. The three days covered a full agenda with focus group discussions…
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University of Zagreb Roundtable Discussion Held


Alliance4Life member, University of Zagreb School of Medicine, recently co-organized a round table discussion with the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts (CASA) on the topic of Biomedical Research…
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Alliance4Life Has a New Twitter Account!


Alliance4Life has a new Twitter account! Follow us at
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Travel Grants Now Available


The call for travel grants to Alliance4Life partner events is now open. All researchers employed by Alliance4Life partners are eligible. Please click HERE for more information about the application…
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Zagreb Meeting 3-5 December 2018


The next Alliance4Life meeting for members will take place in Zagreb, Croatia from 3-5 December 2018. The priorities in this meeting will include taking part in workshops/lectures and identifying…
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New Statement by Alliance4Life


The official statement on the European Commission proposal for Horizon Europe was released by Alliance4Life. The position expresses opinions mainly on Sharing Excellence, Open Science, health…
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Alliance4Life Benchmarking


Alliance4Life members are currently gathering benchmarking data from member institutes for comparison of key performance indicators across areas of research excellence, knowledge transfer, funding,…
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Meeting in Smolenice 2018


The meeting in beautiful Smolenice castle on June 18– 20, overlooking the breath-taking Slovakian landscape, marked the 6-month anniversary of Alliance4Life community and it is clear that…
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Participation in the Bulgarian Presidency Flagship Conference on Research…


The Alliance4Life Coordinator Dr. Zlatuše Novotná took part in the panel session “Excellence Innovators” of the conference Research Infrastructures beyond 2020 held in Sofia on 22-23 March 2018. The…
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Message from Alliance4Life


Several members of the Alliance4Life consortium presented goals and mission of this new initiative during a conference held in Brussels on 30 January 2018. The strategy representing the main outcomes…
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Kick-off Meeting


The kick-off meeting of Alliance4Life took place on 15 - 17 January 2018 in Brno, Czech Republic. Almost 100 participants including several representatives of the European Commission arrived to Brno…
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