A new database designed to boost cooperation between researchers from the EU and Eastern Europe has been launched by the EU-funded NIS-NEST (New and Emerging Science and Technology in NIS [Newly Independent States] countries) project.
The online database includes information on research institutions, universities, companies and public organisations, as well as individual researchers, from Russia, Moldova, Ukraine, Belarus and the Newly Independent States. Visitors to the website can search for partners by research field, country or language.
In addition to contact details and fields of activity, the profiles featured on the site include details of prior experience in European and international research projects. New information is constantly being uploaded into the database, as more researchers and research groups add their details.
The project partners hope that the database will boost the participation of scientists from Eastern Europe in the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7).
The NIS-NEST project, which is due to come to an end in 2008, is financed under the ‘New and emerging science and technology’ (NEST) activity of the Sixth Framework Programme. The project partners come from Greece, France, Russia, Ukraine, Belarus and Moldova.
The NIS-NEST database can be found here.