CORDIS, the European Commission's Research and Development Information Service, is offering a free weekly electronic newsletter on the latest topical European research and innovation developments. The newsletter is updated every Friday and covers a selection of CORDIS information. CORDIS Express will offer summaries of the latest news on research, innovation policy and other key developments reported on the CORDIS web service. Special sections will cover the Sixth Framework programme (FP6), national and regional information as well as new calls and events. In addition, CORDIS Express will highlight new services available on CORDIS, as well as a selection of the latest projects, partnering opportunities and exploitable technologies. The service will enable users to obtain easily and rapidly an overview of European research and innovation developments, with a special emphasis on FP6 and relevant links to more information. The first issue has been released today on CORDIS and will, as of late September, be available under subscription by email.