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2021: A lot to digest

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Research Fortnight looks back over a deep-filled 12 months

We began the year by predicting that 2021 would be “just as action-packed” as 2020. Although we (thankfully) didn’t repeat the shock of fighting a new pandemic, the last one has continued to loom large—so we’ll call that correctly reading the runes.

Covid-19 has not been the only thing keeping the research world busy this year. Doubts remain over whether UK researchers will be able to take part in the European Union’s flagship R&D programme, while arguments over pensions and pay look set to drag on for the foreseeable future.

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