Cancer Research UK Beatson Institute discriminates then apologies for rejecting Russian applicant

12th August

The Beatson Institute is a Scottish registered charity in Glasgow funded and supported by Cancer Research UK

The email had read: “The Beatson has established a new policy upon which I am unable to appoint you because you are Russian.” Owen Sansom, Cancer Research UK Beatson Institute director, said the organisation “does not have a policy of declining any applications from Russian students on the basis of their nationality”.

Owen Sansom, Cancer Research UK Beatson Institute director, said the organisation “does not have a policy of declining any applications from Russian students on the basis of their nationality”…“Applications are considered on a case-by-case basis and offers are always reviewed against external checks, such as visa requirements or UK government sanctions…“In this case there was an initial misunderstanding of these restrictions, which has been addressed.”

Sansom said the organisation has contacted the applicant involved to offer them a place and “have apologised for any distress caused”. He added it is reviewing processes internally to prevent this issue from occurring again in future.

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Stealing funds from Russian Scientists

3rd March, accessed 2nd April

The European Geoscience Union General Assembly has stolen the registration fees from Russian scientists.

Special notice: To show our support for Ukraine and in accordance with current European sanctions, EGU will not accept any payment of EGU22 registration fees from Russian or Belarusian institutions paid on behalf of researchers based at or affiliated with them. Already paid fees will be directly and completely donated to the UN Crisis Relief Fund for Ukraine.

EGU 2022, EGU Registration, available at https://www.egu22.eu/

Via RussianswithAttitude podcast, independent website

Ukrainian researchers tell the world that Russians have no moral right to be scientists

14th March

Ukrainian scientists have issued the strongest calls for banning Russian researchers from journals. “Russian scientists have no moral right to retransmit any messages to the world scientific community,” says Olesia Vashchuk, the head of Ukraine’s Young Scientists Council at the Ministry of Education and Science, in two letters dated 1 March. The letters, to publisher Elsevier and citation database Clarivate, call for Russian journals to be removed from databases and for Russian scientists to be taken off journal editorial boards.

Else H (2022), Ukrainian researchers pressure journals to boycott Russian authors, Nature, https://doi.org/10.1038/d41586-022-00718-y

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