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This section provides access to transnational access opportunities by I3 projects, e-infrastructures and other projects offering access opportunities, e.g. ESFRI projects. The data is being revised throughout the project, aiming to offer the most up-to-date information on the opportunities offered through the existing infrastructures of pan-European interest.
ARIADNEplus | Advanced Research Infrastructure for Archaeological Dataset Networking in Europe - plus | Social Sciences and Humanities
Transnational Access Info:

ARIADNE provides services for archaeologists to enable trans-national access to the research infrastructure. These services include online databases and training resources, training workshops and placements in participating research organisations to enable researchers to gain pan-European experience. The ARIADNE Portal will also include a registry, search facilities, visualization, alerts and other online services that will support the finding and sharing of archaeological datasets.

ARIADNE includes leading portals which provide integrated access to several archaeological datasets.  The project is developing a core set of services that will be available through a state-of-the-art portal for the archaeological research community, including registry, search, visualization, access, alert and other services.

The ARIADNEplus project is the extension of the previous ARIADNE Integrating Activity, which successfully integrated archaeological data infrastructures in Europe, indexing in its registry about 2.000.000 datasets. ARIADNEplus will build on the ARIADNE results, extending and supporting the research community that the previous project created and further developing the relationships with key stakeholders such as the most important European archaeological associations, researchers, heritage professionals, national heritage agencies and so on.

Next call is being delayed due to the current Corona (COVID-19) virus situation.

Status: CLOSED
INGRID-2 | Inclusive Growth Research Infrastructure Diffusion | Social Sciences and Humanities
Transnational Access Info:

A key activity of the InGRID-2 project is providing transnational access to research infrastructures with data and expertise within the fields of poverty and living conditions. Researchers are invited to apply for free-of-charge access to and support in one of the 16 research infrastructures. Next to access to statistical competence centres with expertise in social science statistical research, access will be granted to major surveys and tools such as LIS, IECM, ECHP, LWS, CNEF, SOEP, EUROMOD, IRISS, SPIN, CSB-MIPI, EWCS, ECS, ESENER, ICTWSS, WISCO, EU-LFS, EU micro data sets, … in research infrastructures with extensive experience in working with these data.

Via short and long-term visiting grants (between 5 and 15 days), researchers will be able to experiment with and work on data in a context of mutual knowledge exchange and cross-fertilisation.


In this call, 15 InGRID-2 data centres offer access to data and expertise within the field of inclusive growth, poverty, living conditions, working conditions, vulnerable groups, social policy, ...

In addition to the visiting grants for transnational access, InGRID-2 also provides free of charge virtual data access to widely used resources needed for research that are openly and freely available through communication networks.

Status: CLOSED
Deadline: 29/11/2020
SFERA-III | Solar Facilities for the European Research Area - Third Phase | Engineering and Energy
Transnational Access Info:

The SFERA-III project addresses advanced science challenges and integrated research activities in the field of Concentrating Solar Thermal (CST) by integrating key European research infrastructures into an ambitious wide project aiming at offering to the R&D community a new level of high-quality services.

In this context, the main European research institution operating a unique set of Research Infrastructures (RIs) in CST are coordinating efforts to promote innovative researches, to improve services offered by concentrating solar RIs and to train researchers and engineers on the CST technologies. Both academia and industry users are targeted. These RIs will be open to all European researchers as part of the transnational access activities, from both academia and industry, and attention will be paid to ensure their optimal use and joint development avoiding duplication of the services offered.

- Solar thermal electricity generation (tests from research on components and methods to full prototypes systems): thermodynamic cycles such as Brayton and Stirling cycles, receivers and their coatings, thermal storage, concentrating optics and mirrors, control algorithms and solar resource evaluation, heliostats and linear collectors, high concentration PV cells, etc.

- Solar fuels production: H2, Syngas, liquid and gas hydrocabons, etc.

- Cycles for chemical storage of solar energy for short and long duration: ZnO, CeO, Iron, etc.

- Solar water treatment: desalination, disinfection and decontamination.

- Solar heating and cooling of buildings to improve the energy efficiency in buildings.

- Modelling and controlling of concentrating solar technologies for power plants and for industrial processes

- High value material synthesis and/or coatings deposits (experimental or test of processes): nanomaterials like C or ZnO nanotubes, new ceramics or metals, foams, catalytic layers, etc.

- High-flux photochemistry and photo-physics.

- Characterization of materials behaviour and properties under extreme conditions such as for solar, space or nuclear fields: thermal shields, high temperature materials and parts, etc.

- Solar pumping of LASER for industrial and space applications.

Status: CLOSED
Deadline: 31/01/2020
ESTEEM3 | Enabling Science and Technology through European Electron Microscopy | Material Sciences & Analytical Facilities
Transnational Access Info:

ESTEEM3 – Enabling Science and Technology through European Electron Microscopy – is an EU funded project for electron microscopy, which aims at providing access to the leading European state-of-the-art electron microscopy research infrastructures, facilitating and extending transnational access services of the most powerful atomic scale characterization techniques in advanced electron microscopy research to a wide range of academic and industrial research communities for the analysis and engineering of novel materials in physical, chemical and biological sciences.

ESTEEM3 objective is to deliver access to users coming from a wider range of disciplines. Transnational Access (TA) to ESTEEM3 centers is obtained through a transparent, simple peer review process based on merit and scientific priorities. Optimum service to users is supported by Networking Activities (NA) and Joint Research Activities (JRA), which address key issues such as specimen preparation, data interpretation, treatment and automation through theory and simulation, and standardization of protocols and methodologies.


The call for TNA applications is continous.

Status: OPEN
EurofleetsPlus | An alliance of European marine research infrastructure to meet the evolving needs of the research and industrial communities. | Environment and Earth Sciences
Transnational Access Info:

EUROFLEETS+  is an H2020 project funded under the Infrastructures initiative, coordinated by the Marine Institute that brings together a significant group of key marine research actors (in particular research vessel operators) in Europe, North America and Oceania  – 42 marine institutes, universities, foundations and SMEs from 24 countries (full list).

The EUROFLEETS+  project will facilitate open free of charge  access to an integrated and advanced research vessel fleet, designed to meet the evolving and challenging needs of the user community. European and international researchers from academia and industry will be able to apply for several access programmes, through a single-entry system. EUROFLEETS+  will prioritise support for research on sustainable, clean and healthy oceans, linking with existing ocean observation infrastructures, and it will support innovation through working closely with industry. The project will enable access to a unique fleet of 27 state-of-the-art research vessels from European and international partners. Through competitive Calls, researchers will be able to access the entire North Atlantic, Mediterranean, Black Sea, North Sea, Baltic Sea, Pacific Southern Ocean and Ross Sea. In addition to ship time, researchers will also have access to new AUVs and ROVs. A unique portable telepresence system will enable remote access by researchers and diverse end users including the public; a first for Europe. In addition to comprehensive transnational access activities, the project will undertake joint research in challenging and highly relevant areas, including deep ocean research and exploration, data management, and enabling future virtual access. Multiple networking activities will ensure robust Call processes, wide stakeholder engagement, and development of a strategic roadmap and sustainability plan. To maximise the impact of the project, EUROFLEETS+  will implement diverse training and education activities, strong management of innovation in collaboration with industry, and widespread dissemination and communication actions.

EUROFLEETS+  is intentionally ambitious, building on achievements in two preceding Eurofleets projects. It will integrate a larger number of research vessels and extend the research infrastructure by adding a range of advanced mobile marine equipment. The project is likely to create excitement and interest in marine research communities, in particular given the unprecedented access to European and global seas and oceans. Plans for open science will provide access to new data and information for scientists from different domains. The number of days of ship time has been increased relative to previous projects, and new user groups will be sought; from emerging early stage researchers, to those from less equipped countries, to increased participation by women scientists. Advanced IT systems, a multi-functional website, and robust logistical management will provide seamless integration of services and easy access for user groups.

EUROFLEETS+  will extend and enhance the capabilities of the European research vessel infrastructure, bringing new perspectives, new ideas, and new research and innovation tracks.


Remote Transnational Access (Virtual Access) and Co-Principal Investigator calls are continously open.

Status: OPEN
INFRAFRONTIER2020 | Development of mouse mutant resources for functional analyses of human diseases - Enhancing the translation of research into innovation | Life sciences
Transnational Access Info:

The EC Horizon 2020 funded INFRAFRONTIER2020 project (2017 – 2020) supports eligible customers with a free-of-charge mouse model phenotyping service implemented as a Trans-national Access activity supporting a total of 9 projects in this first call.

 The access unit offered covers the specialised metabolic or behavioural phenotyping of a mouse mutant line, and the preparation of a comprehensive phenotyping report.

Participating mouse clinics are the German Mouse Clinic (GMC), the Czech Centre for Phenogenomics (CCP), and PHENOMIN-ICS.

Call opening is expected in Spring 2020.

Status: CLOSED
INTERACT | International Network for Terrestrial Research and Monitoring in the Arctic | Environment and Earth Sciences
Transnational Access Info:

The main objective of Work Package 5 is to increase societally-relevant key research activities throughout the Arctic and neighbouring alpine and forested regions. This will be achieved by increasing the knowledge of research opportunities and access possibilities for European and third country researchers to 43 state-of-the art terrestrial research and monitoring stations and large research field sites throughout the North. Access will be for conducting high level science either physically or remotely. Overall, 7780 number of days will be offered as Trans-national access during the project’s lifetime of which 11 % is estimated to be Remote Access (RA): we estimate 552 number of users in 276 projects overall from approximately 30 countries (Europe, USA, Canada and Russia), in addition we anticipate to have some users from Third countries. The average length of physical visits per user will be 15 days and 40 days/user group. In addition 29 stations will offer free online access to data sets in Virtual Access. Descriptions of the stations offering TA and VA can be found in the descriptions of WPs 10-11.The specific objectives of this work package are:

  • to offer Trans-national Access to 43 research stations ranging from high-Arctic deserts and semi-deserts, through North American, Greenlandic and Siberian tundra and through forests to alpine mountains in central Europe (WP10).
  • to extend the research user community of the advanced INTERACT infrastructure by offering Remote Access to 25 research stations. This allows comparative research at several stations simultaneously and consolidates collaboration within science (WP 2) as well as within research station management (WP 3) at the participating stations (WP 10).
  • to offer Virtual Access to 29 research stations’ online data sets, 26 stations offer VA with funding requested in this application and 6 stations as in-kind contribution as their data is already available and maintained (WP11).
  • to implement an online tool “INTERACCESS” for managing the TA and RA applications, evaluations and granting procedures, as well as the management of users groups and reporting.
    to integrate as far as possible the research activities within the user community to address large scale Arctic System questions. This will lead
  • to increased societal relevance of the research, gap identification and avoidance of duplicated effort.
  • to provide outreach through various modalities.

Virtual Access is available continuously.

Status: OPEN
IS-ENES3 | Infrastructure for the European Network for Earth System modelling - Phase 3 | Environment and Earth Sciences
Transnational Access Info:

IS-ENES3, an Horizon 2020 project, is the third phase of the distributed e-infrastructure of the European Network for Earth System Modelling (ENES).

The project fosters collaboration between twenty-two European climate research institutions.

The community aims to develop a better understanding of past and present-day climate and to project future variability and changes through the development and sharing of model components, modelling tools and data infrastructure.

The IS-ENES3 three main objectives are to: 

  • Foster collaboration among the modelling groups to speed-up the development and use of models of the complex Earth’s climate system, namely “Earth System models” (ESMs)
  • Deliver common strategies for the research infrastructure
  • Disseminate model data
Status: CLOSED
LASERLAB-EUROPE | The Integrated Initiative of European Laser Research Infrastructures | Material Sciences & Analytical Facilities
Transnational Access Info:

Laserlab-Europe offers unique research opportunities to scientists and industry from all over Europe and to a limited extent also to scientists from outside Europe. Access is provided

• to world-class laser research facilities,
• to a large variety of inter-disciplinary research, including life sciences,
• free of charge, including travel and accommodation.

Access is provided on the basis of scientific excellence of the proposal, reviewed by an external and independent Selection Panel. Priority is given to new users. A typical access project has a duration of 2 to 4 weeks. Applications for longer visits are highly exceptional.

Details about the submission procedure can be found here. Applicants are encouraged to contact any of the facilities directly to obtain additional information and assistance in preparing a proposal. Applications for access are possible anytime with the exceptions listed below under specific calls.

We particularly welcome young scientists and scientists who have never used lasers in their research before. Laserlab-Europe strives to promote gender equality in scientific research and specifically encourages applications from women.


Specific Calls for Proposals at LULI, CLF, CLPU, GSI, FELIX, FERMI, HILASE and HZDR:

- GSI - The 'Call for Proposals' for experiments at PHELIX 2020 is now open. Deadline is July 27, 2020. Details >>

- HZDR - HZDR accepts proposals submitted at any time, and requires that proposals also be submitted directly to them. Details >>


Status: CLOSED
Deadline: 27/07/2020
MARINET2 | Marine Renewable Infrastructure Network for Enhancing Technologies 2 | Engineering and Energy
Transnational Access Info:

Marinet2 provides free access to a world leading network of test facilities, so technology developers can validate concepts and generate the additional investment needed to move towards the marketplace.

It gives access to :

  • offshore wind facilities
  • tidal facilities
  • electrical/grid integration facilities
  • wave facilities


Virtual Access is the free of charge provision of access to widely used resources needed for research that are openly and freely available through communication networks.  MaRINET2 currently offers 3 VA services;

  • HOMERE, a wave hindcast database produced by IFREMER
  • Windbench, developed by CENER, a web portal for managing repositories for the verification and validation of wind farm models
  • Skipheia Met Station, NTNU, which contains 2 x 100 meter met masts providing data collected by ultrasonic anemometers
Status: CLOSED
OPTICON 2 | Optical Infrared Co-ordination Network for Astronomy | Physics and Astronomy
Transnational Access Info:

The network comprises 17 distinct telescopes in a size range from 0.6 to 4 metres. These offer a mixture of classically scheduled PI projects, some queue scheduled observing where this is a normal operational mode of the telescope in question and a number of robotic telescopes well suited to both monitoring and quick reaction alert type observations. The proposals for OPTICON time at all the telescopes are being reviewed together by a single international Time Allocation Committee (TAC) to ensure network-wide competition and uniform review criteria.

There are two calls for proposal each year.

The next call is expected to open in Spring 2020.

Status: CLOSED
Deadline: 01/03/2020
RADIONET | Advanced Radio Astronomy in Europe | Physics and Astronomy
Transnational Access Info:

RadioNet is a consortium of 28 institutions in Europe, Republic of Korea and South Africa, integrating at European level world-class infrastructures for research in radio astronomy. These include radio telescopes, telescope arrays, data archives and the globally operating European Network for Very Long Baseline Interferometry (EVN).


There are different deadlines for each telescope - please check carefully the project website.

Status: OPEN
RISIS 2 | Research infrastructure for research and innovation policy studies 2 | Social Sciences and Humanities
Transnational Access Info:

RISIS gives access to 13 datasets for studying science and innovation
The datasets cover five critical dimensions: ERA dynamics (3 datasets), firm innovation dynamics (3 datasets), public sector research (3 datasets), research careers (3 datasets) and a repository on research and innovation policy evaluations.

No deadlines for requesting access - continous call.

Status: OPEN
SOLARNET | High-Resolution Solar Physics Network | Physics and Astronomy
Transnational Access Info:

SOLARNET offers to external users access to the most-advanced, largest and first-class infrastructures for high-resolution ground-based solar physics. Apart from the access offered by the world-class solar telescopes installed at the Canary Islands Observatories (GREGOR, VTT, THEMIS, and SST), is also offered access to IBIS/DST and ROSA/DST, key instruments for studying a variety of solar phenomena installed in a non-European facility: the US Dunn Solar Telescope (DST) of the NSO.

SOLARNET provides access the most demanded European Science Data Centre, providing data gathered by the solar satellite HINODE (SDC Europe) and the Solar Dynamics Observatory (BE-WISSDOM and GSC-SDO). Access to the database repositories is freely provided through internet connection.

Status: CLOSED
SYNTHESYS PLUS | Synthesis of systematic resources | Environment and Earth Sciences
Transnational Access Info:

SYNTHESYS+ is the final iteration of the programme, which builds upon previous SYNTHESYS projects which ran from February 2004 – July 2009; September 2009 – August 2013; and September 2013 - August 2017. All iterations of the SYNTHESYS programme have developed collections infrastructure with international partners, via discrete work packages coordinated under deliverables of Access, Networking, and Joint Research Activities. 

SYNTHESYS+ will lay the foundations for the Distributed System of Scientific Collections (DiSSCO), a massive scientific infrastructure project, which will see 115 European Museums from 21 Countries position their collections  at the centre of data-driven scientific excellence and innovation in environmental research, climate change, food security, one health and the bioeconomy.

Click here for more information on DiSSCO. 


SYNTHESYS aims to produce an accessible, integrated European resource for research users in the natural sciences. SYNTHESYS will create a shared, high quality approach to the management, preservation, and access to leading European natural history collections.

A core element in SYNTHESYS is to provide funded researcher visits (Access) to the 390,000,000 specimens housed by SYNTHESYS institutions. In particular, the 4,049,800 type specimens.

Status: CLOSED
AHEAD2020 | Integrated Activities for the High Energy Astrophysics Domain | Physics and Astronomy
Transnational Access Info:

AHEAD2020 provides a network of ground-based test facilities for developing, calibrating and testing both generic technologies as well as instruments developed for space missions in an environment representative of space conditions. Experience gained with AHEAD allows to identify and concentrate the offer on the most requested facilities, while broadening the scope of the access with new services and the inclusion of training visits. This network will ensure that European scientists, engineers and SMEs have more opportunities to access some of the most advanced infrastructures for space environmental testing of components and instrument characterization. Access will be provided in particular to scientists and engineers without national access to similar facilities. For this objective, AHEAD will offer 9 installation facilities that can accomodate 36 different projects, and can serve 105 users, offering a total access of 150 days.


The call is now closed

Status: CLOSED
eLTER PLUS | European long-term ecosystem, critical zone and socio-ecological systems research infrastructure PLUS | Environment and Earth Sciences
Transnational Access Info:

The Advanced Community Project for the eLTER Research Infrastructure (eLTER PLUS) belongs to INFRAIA-01-2018-2019 programme of HORIZON 2020 and is built on three main pillars -  networking, joint research activities and transnational, remote and virtual access. eLTER PLUS will conduct a performance test of the emerging eLTER RI while challenging, assessing and strengthening its operations. Selected sites and platforms in terrestrial, freshwater and coastal ecosystems will be used to study ecosystem integrity, impacts of climate change and endangered ecosystem services at a pan-European scale. Alongside these exemplary case studies eLTER PLUS will identify and assess innovative observational and analytical methods, elaborate detailed specifications of eLTER RI according to community needs (standard observations, site design), support community building and training,  and pilot priority services (IT and other support).

Status: CLOSED
EPN-2024-RI | Europlanet 2024 Research Infrastructure | Physics and Astronomy
Transnational Access Info:

The Europlanet 2024 Research Infrastructure (RI) provides free access to the world’s largest collection of planetary simulation and analysis facilities, data services and tools, a ground-based observational network and programme of community support activities.

The project is funded through the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 programme and runs for four years from February 2020 until January 2024. The Europlanet 2024 RI consortium is led by the University of Kent, UK, and has 53 beneficiary institutions from 21 countries in Europe and around the world, with a further 44 affiliated partners. The project draws on the resources of the Europlanet Society to disseminate activities and outcomes and develop a more diverse community of users.


Europlanet 2024 RI provides:


Status: OPEN
iNEXT-Discovery | Infrastructure for transnational access and discovery in structural biology | Life sciences
Transnational Access Info:

iNEXT-Discovery offers our facilities and expert support to all European scientists that have excellent ideas for translational research in the wider field of Structural Biology, regardless of prior expertise or familiarity with the methods. If you are a cell biologist, a biochemist, a medicinal chemist working with biomaterials or biotechnology, work on the food sector and you have a research question that involves knowledge of the structures of your favorite biomolecules and their interactions you should apply for access with iNEXT-Discovery. We specifically encourage researchers with no prior expertise in structural biology or specific methods to apply for access.

Applications addressing SARS-CoV-2 and/or Covid-19 and mentioning this in the title will be funneled towards rapid review. Operational facilities will prioritize such projects if they can be accommodated; do not worry if the facility is closed or open or if it has the required safety protocols: just send us your idea!

To apply for access you will need to have purified material for the molecules you want to study (e.g. a purified protein, or a macromolecular complex, small molecules, DNA, RNA, etc). If you want to study specific proteins or complexes and you do not have the purified macromolecules, you should consider looking for help with our partner Instruct-ERIC who can help your started!

iNEXT-Discovery will peer-review your proposal for scientific excellence in the context of the goals of the project to enable translation research in a variety of scientific fields. Access provided by iNEXT-Discovery does not involve any access fees; travel, accommodation and shipment of samples are also supported to some extent. 

Access to our facilities should be cross-border (trans-national). All researchers from academia and industry, from Europe and beyond, can ask for access. 

We have an on-line submission system that allows continuous submission of user proposals. Periodically there will also be specific calls for the health, food, biotechnology, and biomaterials communities. Submitted proposals are peer-reviewed by external referees on scientific quality, and also for technical feasibility by the facility experts.

All access requests should have a clear 'translational component' and bridging structural biology research with applications in biomedical, biotechnological, biomaterial, food or environmental research.

Status: CLOSED
Deadline: 30/06/2021
IPERION HS | Integrating Platforms for the European Research Infrastructure ON Heritage Science | Social Sciences and Humanities
Transnational Access Info:

IPERION HS offers Transnational Access (TNA) to a wide range of high-level scientific instruments, methodologies, data and tools for advancing knowledge and innovation in the field of Heritage Science. Researchers in the academy, public institutions and industry can submit single or multi-analysis proposals, IPERION HS selects the best proposals and covers the costs of this activity. The TNA program offers a vast portfolio of services and activities distributed in 16 countries in Europe and the Associated Countries aiming to propose solutions to the needs of the Heritage Science community.

The combined activity promotes the development of advanced research in the examination and conservation of works of art, offering users the access to unique European resources for in situ and laboratory investigations on artwork materials through three TNA platforms: ARCHLAB, FIXLAB and MOLAB.
IPERION HS aims to deliver to the users (from experienced to primary users) not only experimental resources but also methodological approaches, compliant best practices, tools and technologies to permit them to carry out their projects in conditions otherwise impossible for them.

Status: OPEN
SoBigData-PlusPlus | SoBigData++: European Integrated Infrastructure for Social Mining and Big Data Analytics | Social Sciences and Humanities
Transnational Access Info:

Transnational Access supports short term visits  (between 1 week and 2 months) of researchers or teams at one of the installations of SoBigData that provides big data computing platforms, big social data resources, and cutting-edge computational methods:

  • Interact with the local experts
  • discuss research questions 
  • run experiments on non-public datasets and methods
  • present results at workshops/seminars

The access is granted through project calls in one of the following forms:

  • Exploratory projects are research experiments bound to multi-disciplinary themes and are expected to target data scientists from multiple disciplines.
  • Open call, blue-sky projects are targeted at researchers wishing to explore the infrastructure for their own research topics.


These opportunities are offered as part of SoBigData's Transnational Access (TNA) activities and applications can be submitted at any time.

The Virtual Access offers online services for big data and social mining research. A web front-end comprising of a catalogue of SoBigData resources (data and services) and a set of SoBigData Virtual Research Environments (VREs). 

VREs are web-based working environments equipped with a number of applications, enabling scientists to have access to the set of data, services, and algorithms needed to perform their investigation in a collaborative way.



Status: OPEN
PRACE | PRACE | e-Infrastructures
Transnational Access Info:

PRACE provides HPC resources to researchers and scientists from academia and industry  through 2 forms of access:

  • Preparatory Access is intended for short-term access to resources, for code-enabling and porting, required to prepare proposals for Project Access and to demonstrate the scalability of codes.
    Applications for Preparatory Access A and B are accepted at any time (see website): Quarterly cut off dates: 1st working day of the quarter (March; July; September; December), with a cut-off date every 3 months.
  • Project Access is for large-scale, computationally intensive projects. It is intended for individual researchers and research groups including multi-national research groups and can be used for 1-year production runs, as well as for 2-year or 3-year (Multi-Year Access) production runs.

Project Access is subject to the PRACE Peer Review Process, which includes technical and scientific review. Technical experts and leading scientists evaluate the proposals submitted in response to the bi-annual calls. Applications for Preparatory Access undergo technical review only.

 The 18th Call for Proposals for Project Access will be open from 4 September 2018 until 30 October 2018, 10:00 Brussels time.

The Eighth Call for Applications to SHAPE opens on Monday 1 October 2018 with a closing date of Saturday 1 December 2018. SHAPE= SME HPC Adoption Programme in Europe, invites applications from European SMEs with an interesting idea that would benefit from High Performance Computing for increasing their competitiveness.


Status: CLOSED
Deadline: 01/06/2020
POP2 | Performance Optimisation and Productivity 2 | e-Infrastructures
Transnational Access Info:

The Performance Optimisation and Productivity Centre of Excellence in Computing Applications provides performance optimisation and productivity services for (your?) academic AND industrial code(s) in all domains!

 The services are free of charge to organisations in the EU!

Services provided by POP

Application Performance Audit

Application Performance Plan



Status: OPEN
BIOEXCEL | Centre of Excellence for Biomolecular Research | e-Infrastructures
Transnational Access Info:

 BioExcel is a newly launched Centre of Excellence for provision of support to academic and industrial researchers in the use of high-performance computing (HPC) and high-throughput computing (HTC) in biomolecular research.

Centre activities are on

  1. Improvement of the performance and efficiency of software for biomolecular modelling (in particular GROMACS, HADDOCK and CPMD) to allow optimal usage and scaling of large supercomputer systems
  2. Improvement of the usability and accessibility of tools based on workflow systems such as KNIME, Galaxy, Apache Taverna or COMPSs
  3. Providing training and consultancy on the best practices in the field

As a Centre of Excellence, BioExcel gathers consultants with extensive experience in both HPC/HTC and the life sciences. They assist both academic and industrial researchers, as well as resource providers, with using and improving the supported tools for computational biomolecular research.

Status: OPEN
EVA-GLOBAL | European Virus Archive GLOBAL | Life sciences
Transnational Access Info:

Our ultimate goal is to provide global access to standardised diagnostic, therapeutic and research tools that will significantly enhance our efforts to control diseases and improve human and animal health. Being constantly updated, the EVAg Portal enable to provide an overview on all EVAg qualified resources and capacities: virus, reagents, platforms, protocols, processes as well as trainings and expertise available from all the partners .
This unique platform thus constitutes a cornerstone for virus research projects aimed at epidemic/pandemic preparedness and response, in providing both essential resources as well as a platform for the continuation of project-derived products.

Status: OPEN
JERICO-S3 | Joint European Research Infrastructure of Coastal Observatories: Science, Service, Sustainability - JERICO-S3 | Environment and Earth Sciences
Transnational Access Info:

The TA program will consist of 3 calls over the duration of the Jerico S3 project 2020-2024. The first call will open in June 2020 until at least October 2020 with the closing date finalised when the situation regarding COVID-19 public health issues and travel restrictions become clearer.

The primary objective of Transnational Access (WP8) is to provide smooth and efficient access to JERICO-S3 Research Infrastructures and Resources for researchers or research teams from academia and industry using EU funded instruments.
The call offers funding support for Transnational Access to a number of unique European Coastal Observatories and Calibration Facilities for international research and technology development. The infrastructures available to access include fixed platforms,gliders,cabled observatories, ferryboxes, calibration labs and a range of specialist equipment. The infrastructures provided are pan European, covering all of Europe’s coastal seas from the Arctic to the Mediterranean.

The detailed procedures for the assessment of TA applications, the common rules, FAQs and access conditions to the infrastructures may be accessed on the Jerico RI website. All potential TA applicants are advised to contact the respective facility providers to discuss the facilities available,scheduling, planning and logistics to access the infrastructures and services available through Transnational Access.

Status: CLOSED
Deadline: 01/10/2020
ERIGrid 2.0 | European Research Infrastructure supporting Smart Grid and Smart Energy Systems Research, Technology Development, Validation and Roll Out – Second Edition | Engineering and Energy
Transnational Access Info:

The H2020 project ERIGrid 2.0 which starts on April 1, 2020 invites all interested engineers involved in the domains of power system testing, smart grids and distributed energy to receive free funding to access the best laboratories of Europe (i.e. Transnational Access) and perform their own experimental research. On top of this, you have a possibility of Virtual Access to the laboratory of your choice.

If your laboratory access (i.e., Transnational Access) application is successful, you will receive funding for your research stay at the location of the laboratory you selected, including funding for:

  • Travelling
  • Accommodation
  • Lab access to ERIGrid testing and simulation facilities
  • Access to concentrated know-how and best practices in the field of smart grid systems and DER, such as: power system components characterisation and evaluation, smart grid ICT / automation validation, co-simulation, real-time simulation and Power/Controller Hardware-in-the-Loop (HIL), and others.


You can access and start using the free virtual services right away taking the following points into account:

  • The provided virtual data, services and resources are openly and freely available under open access licenses through communication networks.
  • Access to virtual services allows for a quick, easy and casual access to existing virtual resources by eliminating administrative obstacles.
  • Users can try the provided virtual services without obligations.
  • No individual support or supervision is offered to the users.

To stay informed about the access programme and detailed descriptions of the laboratories, bookmark this page or just subscribe to the ERIGrid 2.0 newsletter to receive all the updates directly in your inbox.

Status: OPEN
EUROCHAMP-2020 | EUROCHAMP-2020 | Environment and Earth Sciences
Transnational Access Info:

EUROCHAMP-2020 aims at further integrating the most advanced European atmospheric simulation chambers into a world-class infrastructure for research and innovation.

 EUROCHAMP-2020 incorporates a range of chamber platforms that are both diverse and highly versatile. EUROCHAMP-2020 is thus a basis for engaging the wider scientific community in more trans-disciplinary approaches to better understand the impacts of atmospheric processes in an integrated manner. This opens up exciting opportunities for researchers working in a range of areas such as health and cultural heritage, as well as in the broader environmental domain.

 Physical Access to the Chambers provides hands-on trans-national access to 16 of the chamber facilities in EUROCHAMP-2020. The research facilities are equipped with state-of-the-art equipment, a very high level of services, and the capacity to provide high quality, research drive training to young scientists and new users. 

Physical/Remote Access to Calibration Facilities provides access to 4 calibration centres in EUROCHAMP-2020. The calibration centres enable intercomparison of instruments and analytical procedures, but also provide support in the form of training and technical assistance. 

 The EUROCHAMP Data Centre provides scientists with free and open access to data from simulation chamber experiments as well as mature products and tools that support activities related to atmospheric observations and modelling:

  • The Database of Atmospheric Simulation Chamber Studies (DASCS)
  • The Library of Analytical Resources (LAR)
  • The Library of Advanced Data Products (LADP)

The call for TNA activities is continuous

Status: OPEN
ARIES | Accelerator Research and Innovation for European Science and Society | Physics and Astronomy
Transnational Access Info:

The ARIES project offers transnational access to 14 different testing facilities across Europe. The programme supports users to conduct testing within five separate domains:

  • Magnet testing
  • Material testing
  • Electron and proton beam testing
  • Radiofrequency testing
  • Plasma beam testing

Interested parties are encouraged to identify the facility most appropriate for their needs and to check their eligibility before applying.

Continuous call

Status: OPEN
INFRAVEC2 | Research infrastructures for the control of insect vector-borne diseases | Life sciences
Transnational Access Info:

The overall objective of the Infravec2 project is to integrate key specialized research facilities necessary for research excellence in insect vector biology, to open the infrastructure for access by researchers, and to develop new vector control measures targeting the greatest threats to human health and animal industries. Insect vectors transmit parasitic diseases such as malaria and leishmaniasis, and viral infections such as chikungunya, dengue, Zika, Japanese encephalitis and yellow fever. The 24 consortium partners hold the major European biosecure insectaries for experimental infection and containment of insect vectors under Containment Level 2 and 3 (CL2/CL3) conditions, other key insect vector facilities, and include front-line field sites in Africa, the Pacific, and the Americas.

 What products are available?

  • All major vectors infected with all major arboviruses as well as Plasmodium falciparum; custom conditions including time after infection, dissected tissues, RNA or DNA extracted, custom gene-silencing; Custom-produced genome-edited transgenic lines; Wild-collected samples; Live colonies of many species; Access to unusual vector species.
  • Access to powerful technology platforms such as vector deep-sequencing, bioinformatics, up to 100,000 mass-reared mosquitoes, high-throughput screening technologies, and tools to study insecticide resistance.
  • Physical access to state-of-the art insectaries to perform your experiments in vector infection with CL2/CL3 pathogens (arboviruses, P. falciparum); insect behavior and electrophysiology; insecticides.

Continuous call for applications, open 2017-2021

Status: OPEN
TRANSVAC2 | European Network of Vaccine Research and Development | Life sciences
Transnational Access Info:

TRANSVAC seeks to support vaccine-related projects currently in the preclinical phase of development. TRANSVAC’s goal is to further support and accelerate vaccine-related projects by providing access to the services and expertise contained within the TRANSVAC Infrastructure. Most technologies and experience are thereby free of charge.

TRANSVAC’s services are organised in four different platforms: “Technology”, “Immunocorrelates and System Biology”, “Animal Models” and “Clinical Trial Support”. Applicants are encouraged to follow an integrated approach by applying for complementing services. Suggestions for complementing services are shown in the overview diagram and under individual services.

TRANSVAC will operate a permanent call whereby applications may be submitted at any time and will be processed at pre-defined cut-off dates.



Status: CLOSED
Deadline: 15/12/2020
Next Deadline: 15/04/2021
VetBioNet | Veterinary Biocontained facility Network for excellence in animal infectiology research and experimentation | Life sciences
Transnational Access Info:

The principal aim of the VetBioNet infrastructure project is to establish and maintain a comprehensive network of pre-eminent high-containment (BSL3) research facilities, academic institutes, international organisations and industry partners that is dedicated to advance research on epizootic and zoonotic diseases and to promote technological developments.

It will provide free-of-charge access to the BSL3 facilities and technical resources of the consortium to researchers or enterprises proposing a sound project related to epizootic and zoonotic diseases.

Applications can be submitted at any time and will be processed within a pre-defined time schedule of approximately 6 weeks.

Status: OPEN
EPPN2020 | European Plant Phenotyping Network 2020 | Life sciences
Transnational Access Info:

EPPN2020 provides European public and private scientific sectors with access to a wide range of state-of-the-art plant phenotyping facilities, techniques and methods, and help boost the exploitation of genetic and genomic resources available for crop improvement that represents a major scientific challenge for this coming decade.

In total 31 state-of-the-art installations from 15 different institutions across Europe are available. The installations represent a diverse set of facilities for plant phenotyping with a focus on: i) no-invasive high throughput phenotyping under controlled conditions, ii) destructive sampling aiming at assessing underlying traits helping to understand the genetic variability of different plant processes, iii) controlled field facilities allowing users to control rainfall and/or the concentration of air CO2 together with high-definition non-invasive sensors.

6th and final Call for Transnational Access is open!
Application deadline: 26th of October 2020, at 17:00 (German time)

Access options and conditions may change due to Corona crisis.
Please check with the local Access Provider.


Status: CLOSED
Deadline: 26/10/2020
CERIC | Central European Research Infrastructure Consortium | Material Sciences & Analytical Facilities
Transnational Access Info:

CERIC-ERIC offers access to nearly 50 different and complementary state of the art techniques, distributed in 8 countries, with the submission of single or multi-technique proposals through a single entry point. A detailed description of the facilities available in CERIC can be found here.


  • Neutron research beamlines in Budapest
  • Synchrotron radiation beamlines in Trieste
  • Laboratory scattering facility in Graz
  • Tandem accelerator facility in Zagreb
  • Surface science laboratory in Prague
  • Electron spin resonance and electron microscopy in Bucharest
  • Nuclear magnetic resonance facility in Ljubljana
Status: CLOSED
Deadline: 02/04/2020
BRISK 2 | Biofuels Research Infrastructure for Sharing Knowledge II | Engineering and Energy
Transnational Access Info:

BRISK2 will give access to researchers from EU and qualifying countries to carry out training research at any of the 15 project partners’ facilities across Europe.

Researchers will be able to apply to visit any BRISK2 research partner located outside of their home country to utilise biomass conversion research facilities. BRISK2 will pay for transnational access (TA) along with a grant for travel and subsistence.

BRISK2 will begin accepting formal applications for Transnational Access from August 2017

Applications are accepted year round and are pooled for assessment twice per year until 2022 according to the following dates: deadline October 1st and April 1st

Status: OPEN
CALIPSOplus | Convenient Access to Light Sources Open to Innovation, Science and to the World | Material Sciences & Analytical Facilities
Transnational Access Info:

The aim of the CALIPSOplus project is to remove barriers for access to world-class accelerator-based light sources in Europe and in the Middle East. To this end more than 82,500 hours of trans-national access are provided to these research infrastructures and specific programmes are in place to teach new users how to successfully use synchrotrons and FELs (access to synchrotrons, FEL-IR, FEL-X-ray, Hard X-ray).

For more information about the funding procedure for Trans-national Access within CALIPSOplus please visit the website of each facility you are interested in.


Status: OPEN
PedCRIN | Paediatric Clinical Research Infrastructure Network | Life sciences
Transnational Access Info:

PedCRIN brings together ECRIN and the European Paediatric Clinical Trial Research Infrastructure (EPCTRI) to develop capacity for multinational paediatric clinical trials.

PedCRIN has launched a call for multinational clinical studies in children and neonates, to support multinational extension of paediatric clinical studies funded in the coordinating country.


Status: CLOSED
EUSMI | EUROPEAN SOFT MATTER INFRASTRUCTURE | Material Sciences & Analytical Facilities
Transnational Access Info:

EUSMI provides the community of European soft-matter researchers with an open-access infrastructure as a platform to support and extend their research, covering characterization, synthesis, and modeling.

Access is offered to infrastructures covering the full chain of functional soft-matter material research, ranging from advanced material characterization by a full suite of specialized experimental installations, including large-scale facilities, chemical synthesis of a full set of soft-matter materials, up-scaling of laboratory synthesis, to modeling by high-performance supercomputing.

There are no deadlines, proposals are evaluated upon arrivals


Status: OPEN
ASSEMBLE Plus | Association of European Marine Biological Laboratories Expanded | Environment and Earth Sciences
Transnational Access Info:

 ASSEMBLE Plus brings together 32 marine stations and institutes with modern research infrastructures and track-records of unique service provision, from various regions of the world's oceans and seas, under the leadership of the European Marine Biological Resource Centre (EMBRC), an ESFRI consortium developed from the previous ASSEMBLE (FP7) partnership.

Trans-national Access (TA) is either on-site or remote.

The marine stations provide access to a high diversity of marine environments: from the high Arctic (IOPAN) and Antartic (NERC-BAS) to the tropics (IUI and NIOZ-CNSI) and the mid-Atlantic ridge (CCMAR, IMAR). Within mainland Europe, access is provided to the Mediterranean, the Atlantic and the Baltic Sea. Habitats comprise estuaries (e.g. SZN (ISMAR), CCMAR, AWI, IOPAN, UG), mega-tidal seas (UPMC, SBR), cold-water coral reefs (UGOT, NUIG, SAMS), brackish seas and sea ice communities (IOPAN, UH: TSZ, ARI, HBS), near-shore deep sea (HCMR, UPMC-OOV, NUIG, UGOT, SAMS) and volcanic seeps (high CO2 – low pH; HCMR, SZN, IMAR).

For more information on how to apply, please visit https://www.assembleplus.eu/access/how-to-apply

Status: CLOSED
Deadline: 04/10/2020
HEMERA | Integrated access to balloon-borne platforms for innovative research and technology | Physics and Astronomy
Transnational Access Info:

HEMERA is a Reseach Infrastructure which integrates a large starting community in the field of tropospheric and stratospheric balloon-borne research, to make existing balloon facilities available to all scientific teams in the European Union, Canada and associated countries. The complementary of the HEMERA members’ capabilities in the field of balloon systems and operations will offer an easy and enhanced service to the scientific community. A wide range of scientific and technical themes are addressed, such as astronomy, atmospheric physics and chemistry, climate research, fundamental physics, biology, space research and technology.


Status: CLOSED
Deadline: 13/12/2019
INSPIRE | Infrastructure in Proton International Research | Life sciences
Transnational Access Info:

Inspire’s Transnational Access infrastructure is dedicated to providing free access to research rooms in clinical proton beam therapy centres across Europe.

Transnational Access is an opportunity to promote excellent science through trans-European collaboration, rather than the provision of a service. In this way Europe’s research capabilities and expertise in the field will grow and it will harness the potential of researchers that do not normally have access to Proton Beam Therapy technology.

Status: OPEN
EUROVOLC | European Network of Observatories and Research Infrastructures for Volcanology | Environment and Earth Sciences
Transnational Access Info:

EUROVOLC Transnational and Virtual Accesses aim to offer an unpreceded wide portfolio of access managed by worldwide, top-level research teams to the volcanological community. EUROVOLC organizes the access to the EU volcanoes in Italy, Iceland, French overseas territories, and Portugal. The strategic interchange of EUROVOLC with EPOS will allow the project community to access the EPOS-IP Volcano Observatory Thematic Core Service (VO-TCS) benefiting of the service resources; though at the same time will enrich VO-TCS with the new data and products coming from EUROVOLC outcomes. EUROVOLC accesses will offer the opportunity to investigate natural phenomena from field observations to interpretation of processes, and their modelling and stochastic prediction. Hence the foreseen TAs and VAs cover more than one of the transversal themes proposed by EUROVOLC.

Next TA call is expected to open in July 2020.

Status: OPEN
ELEXIS | European Lexicographic Infrastructure | Social Sciences and Humanities
Transnational Access Info:

ELEXIS will integrate, extend and harmonise national and regional  efforts in the field of lexicography, both modern and historical, with the goal of creating a sustainable infrastructure which will enable efficient access to high quality lexical data in the digital age, and bridge the gap between more advanced and lesser-resourced scholarly communities working on lexicographic resources.


ELEXIS project provides cost-free access for academic institutions in the EU to infrastructures provided by the project partners. The number of available resources will grow in the course of the project. There are no financial implications to the institutions for accessing them:

  • the Sketch Engine corpus query, corpus building and corpus management system allows users to build and work with 300+ text corpora in over 90 languages and 20 scripts.
  • Lexonomy is a cloud-based dictionary writing and also online dictionary publishing system which is highly scalable to adapt to large dictionary projects as well as small lexicographic works such as editing and online publishing of domain-specific glossaries or terminology resources

 The fifth call for ELEXIS travel grants, which was due in June 2020, is postponed until fall 2020 or until the COVID-19 curve has changed to a situation were travelling around Europe is generally recommended again.

Status: CLOSED
TERRINet | The European Robotics Research Infrastructure Network | Engineering and Energy
Transnational Access Info:

TERRINet aims to enable different users (researchers, entrepreneurs, students, …) to obtain easy access to various installations at providers’ infrastructures to fully exploit their potential and multiply their impact on research and innovation

The next call is open continously with cut-off every 4 months.


Call cutoff
(every 4 months)
Notification of results
(within 2 months from cutoff)
Access (continuous)
Sep 30, 2019 Nov 30, 2019 Dec 2019 – Mar 2020
Jan 31, 2020 Mar 31, 2020 Apr 2020 – Jul 2020
May 31, 2020 Jul 31, 2020 Aug 2020 – Nov 2020
Sep 30, 2020 Nov 30, 2020 Dec 2020 – Mar 2021
Jan 31, 2021 Mar 31, 2021 Apr 2021 – Jul 2021
May 31, 2021 Jul 31, 2021 Aug 2021 – Nov 2021


Status: OPEN
EUMarineRobots | EUMarineRobots - Marine robotics research infrastructure network | Engineering and Energy
Transnational Access Info:

Our proposal is to build a network of marine robotics RIs to help ensure that the EU remains a world-leader in ocean science and engineering, with a thriving maritime industry. The proposed RI will enable, expand and reduce risk of access to next-generation marine robotics technologies and operational expertise and will build confidence in end-users to accelerate the adoption of next-generation marine robotics for the marine sector as a whole.

To do so we will have a series of Trans-national access activities (TNA) with the focus of:

  • providing a coherent framework for stakeholders to gain access to both the “standard” and the “developing” capacities of the RI providing access to appropriate levels of training and best-practices, to build sustainability by educating the next generation of practitioners
  • providing access to experimental activities proposed by external partners or use-cases that are chosen to provide a broad cross-section of experimental opportunities for end-users

Through all this EUMarineRobots is making available a huge range of marine robotic and support infrastructure with a capital value of well in-excess of €500M and its associated support personnel.


Status: CLOSED
Deadline: 30/06/2020
ARICE | Arctic Research Icebreaker Consortium | Environment and Earth Sciences
Transnational Access Info:

ARICE will provide transnational access to four European and two international research icebreakers for European scientists. Access is granted based on scientific excellence of the research proposals, which researchers need to submit during the application process. The participating icebreakers are:

  • PRV Polarstern, Germany
  • IB Oden, Sweden
  • RV Kronprins Haakon, Norway
  • RRS Sir David Attenborough, United Kingdom
  • CCGS Amundsen, Canada
  • RV Sikuliaq, United States of America


Status: CLOSED
NanoCommons | The European Nanotechnology Community Informatics Platform: Bridging data and disciplinary gaps for industry and regulators | e-Infrastructures
Transnational Access Info:

NanoCommons is driven by the European nanosafety, nanomedicine and emerging materials research and regulatory communities need for an e-infrastructure providing a standardised, reproducible and interoperable way to access all available data, knowledge and analysis and modelling tools that have been adapted and verified as suitable for application to nanomaterials. It will deliver a sustainable and openly accessible nanoinformatics framework (knowledgebase and integrated computational tools, supported by expert advice, data interpretation and training), for assessment of the risks of NMs, their products and their formulations.

Through transnational access calls, it will provide  access to the data, methods and tools collected or produced under the project, along with expert guidance in their use and in experimental design and workflows to harmonise data quality into the future.


Status: OPEN
EDIReX | EurOPDX Distributed Infrastructure for Research on patient-derived cancer Xenografts | Life sciences
Transnational Access Info:

Patient-derived tumour xenografts (PDX) are now widely embraced by the scientific community as important preclinical tools for cancer biomarker discovery and drug development. However, they are costly and time-consuming to develop. As such, data sharing and collaboration has been essential to the growth of this research field, but is still limited by a lack of central guidance and suitable infrastructures.

Altogether, the members of the EurOPDX Consortium have established a panel of more than 1,500 subcutaneous and orthotopic PDX models for more than 30 pathologies. These models and their phenotypic and molecular traits have been poorly visible outside of publications in scientific journals or presentations at congresses, and are so far only accessible through discrete collaborative projects.

As part of the EDIReX grant, 3 trans-national access calls will be launched by the EurOPDX Research Infrastructure between 2018 and 2020. TA offers academic and industry researchers from Europe and worldwide the opportunity to remotely access the patient-derived tumour xenografts (PDX) models, services, and expertise of the EurOPDX Research Infrastructure.


Status: CLOSED
Deadline: 18/09/2020
IBISBA 1.0 | Industrial Biotechnology Innovation and Synthetic Biology Accelerator | Life sciences
Transnational Access Info:

IBISBA 1.0 aims to support Biotechnology research and help the European biotechnology academia and industries to develop innovative solutions for the future, by improving and facilitating access to state-of-the-art research facilities throughout Europe. These include bioreactors, models and decision-support systems, laboratories and other facilities. The Transnational Access Programme offers external users free access to the 17 IBISBA 1.0 specialized research structures and facilities.

To get the latest information about TNA, you can subscribe to TNA Alert

Status: CLOSED
Deadline: 03/07/2020
EU_FT-ICR_MS | European Network of Fourier-Transform Ion-Cyclotron-Resonance Mass Spectrometry Centers | Material Sciences & Analytical Facilities
Transnational Access Info:

EU_FT-ICR_MS proposal aims to establish a European network of FT-ICR (Fourier Transform Ion Cyclotron Resonance) mass spectrometry (MS) centers in association with a manufacturer and a SME software company. Mass spectrometry (MS) has become the most ubiquitous analytical techniques in use today, providing more information on the composition and the structure of a substance from a smaller amount of sample than any other techniques.

The network includes centers equipped with up-to-date FT-ICR MS and expertise which will cover most of the field in which FT-ICR mass spectrometry is involved: BioOrganic & BioInorganic, Cultural heritage, Glycomics, Environment, Imaging, InfraRed Spectroscopy of Ions in the Gas Phase, Lipidomics, Medicine, Petroleum & Coal Oil, Nanoparticles, Organic chemistry, Physical chemistry, Proteomics, Structural biology.

To gain access to one of the centers, you have to submit a inquiry through the  proposal system . Submissions are welcome at any time. The evaluation procedure should lead to an answer to the proposer within 4 weeks of the submission date.

Status: OPEN
SmartCow | An integrated infrastructure for increased research capability and innovation in the European cattle sector | Environment and Earth Sciences
Transnational Access Info:

SmartCow integrates key European cattle research infrastructures to promote their coordinated use and development and thereby help the European cattle sector face the challenge of sustainable production. Covering all the relevant scientific fields and the diversity of cattle types and production systems, SmartCow will provide the academic and private research communities with easy access to 11 major research infrastructures from 7 countries (18 installations) of high quality services and resources.

Support from the SmartCow budget covers the operating costs of facilities, but not the external users’ own costs.

Overall, SmartCow TNA Calls will be able to support up to 30 research projects representing a total of 10.000 “cow-weeks” (number of animals * number of experimental weeks).

Status: CLOSED
Deadline: 16/11/2020
EnABLES | European Infrastructure Powering the Internet of Things | Engineering and Energy
Transnational Access Info:

EnABLES integrates key European research infrastructures in powering the Internet of Things (IoT). Six research institutes together with five knowledge hubs of excellence will address the long term needs of energy management in self-powered smart sensor systems as required by IoT innovation.

To access the facilities, you have to become member of the EnABLES network. A sign-up page allows you to become a member of the EnABLES network and receive specific information on EnABLES technologies, details about upcoming events and news. From the sign-up page you can also make a more detailed enquiry, giving a brief description of your access interest. This important step will ensure that the specific technologies/facilities you require are available and that you are eligible before you go through the formal Access Application procedure.

Application and selection of the proposals to grant access is a rolling process.

EnABLES offers virtual access to the following data (for registered users):

Status: OPEN
EMSO-link | European Multidisciplinary Seafloor and water-column Observatory | Environment and Earth Sciences
Transnational Access Info:

EMSO is a large scale, distributed, marine Research Infrastructure of fixed-point observatories serving marine science researchers, marine technology engineers, policy makers, and the public. EMSO consists of ocean observation systems for sustained monitoring of environmental processes end their interactions. The variables address natural hazards, climate change, and marine ecosystems. Via the H2020 funded project EMSO-link, a call  is now open to offer free-of-charge access  to three EMSO ERIC facilities where external measuring systems can be installed, including instruments, systems, new technologies and where new procedures/experiments can be tested/take place. The list of observatories offered for TNA are designed to offer the broadest scientific and technological capabilities to future users in the framework of TNA.

Status: CLOSED
EOSC-hub | EOSC-hub | e-Infrastructures
Transnational Access Info:

EOSC-hub brings together multiple service providers to create the Hub: a single contact point for European researchers and innovators to discover, access, use and reuse a broad spectrum of resources for advanced data-driven research.

For researchers, this will mean a broader access to services supporting their scientific discovery and collaboration across disciplinary and geographical boundaries.

The project mobilises providers from the EGI Federation, EUDAT CDI, INDIGO-DataCloud and other major European research infrastructures to deliver a common catalogue of research data, services and software for research. 

EOSC-hub collaborates closely with GÉANT and the EOSCpilot and OpenAIRE-Advance projects to deliver a consistent service offer for research communities across Europe.

EOSC-hub is funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement 777536. The generous EU funding received by the project is complemented with a contribution from the EGI Foundation and its participants, and in-kind contributions made available by service providers of the EGI Federation.

Status: CLOSED
Deadline: 31/12/2020
EMP | European Microkelvin Platform | Physics and Astronomy
Transnational Access Info:

The European Microkelvin Platform (EMP) is a consortium of 17 partners which have an extensive portfolio of capacities and expertise in ultralow temperature physics. The EMP has been established in 2014 und provides access to the milli- and microkelvin temperature regime. Since the lowest accessible temperatures are continuously falling, we also lay considerable weight on improving and upgrading our infrastructure. These advances allow us, and our users from across Europe, to study new phenomena, thereby generating new knowledge, applications and commercial opportunities. We have a particular interest in the benefits of ultralow temperature physics for driving forward the inter-related areas of quantum materials, nanoscience, and quantum technology. The activities of the EMP hold enormous potential for innovation.


The call for TNA applications is continous.

Status: OPEN
RADIATE | Research And Development with Ion Beams – Advancing Technology in Europe | Material Sciences & Analytical Facilities
Transnational Access Info:

RADIATE aims to provide easy, flexible and efficient access to researchers from academia and industry to European ion beam facilities. Over the course of the project’s run-time, more than 15.800 hours of transnational access (TA) will be offered at 11 of RADIATE’s project partners.

Through transnational access, RADIATE is able to offer a wide range of ion beams of all stable elements in the periodic table from low to high ion energies. RADIATE unifies diverse but complementary facilities across Europe and creates a coherent network.

RADIATE will diversify, widen, and deepen transnational access. The main objective is to enlarge the community of ion beam technologies to users from new disciplines and new industries. The aim is to have a sustainable increase in new users by the end of the project. RADIATE will do so by catering to the specific needs of new, first time users and offer sample preparation, characterization, quality assurance, clean room, and sample storage amongst other things.


The call for TNA applications is continous.

Status: OPEN
STRONG-2020 | The strong interaction at the frontier of knowledge: fundamental research and applications | Physics and Astronomy
Transnational Access Info:

TA-LNF is the acronym for Transnational Access (TA) to the Research Infrastructure Frascati National Laboratories (LNF) of Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare.
The objective of TA-LNF is to provide researchers from European Member States and Associated Countries with free access to the facilities of LNF. The external users take advantage of infrastructural, logistical, technological and scientific support (including travel and subsistence). Transnational Access is one of the three blocks of activities (Networking, Joint Research, Transnational and Virtual Access) which are the pillars of the Integrating Activity STRONG-2020.

Status: CLOSED
EASI-Genomics | European Advanced infraStructure for Innovative Genomics | Life sciences
Transnational Access Info:

EASI-Genomics will provide free-of-charge sequencing and data analysis services to selected projects. Researchers from academia or industry willing to benefit from this opportunity will have to submit complete proposals responding to the EASI-Genomics Calls, through the online application platform established for this purpose. Eligible proposals will be evaluated by external reviewers, and eventually selected and allocated to one of the EASI-Genomics facilities. More information on the application, selection, and implementation processes is available here

Status: CLOSED
Deadline: 01/03/2021
EPIC-XS | European Proteomics Infrastructure Consortium providing Access | Life sciences
Transnational Access Info:


EPIC-XS supports all European member states and associated countries as well as International laboratories (in a more limited capacity), to perform proteomics research across a trans-national platform.

National access is permitted only in situations where a particular generic technologies e.g. 2D gel electrophoresis, in gel digestion etc  are available at multiple locations and the user cannot claim travel expenses when availing of national access and is limited to 10% of access capacity of the site.


A total infrastructure of over 80 state-of-the-art mass spectrometers are available in eleven transnational access sites.

Our team  have over 30 Orbitrap’s, more than 10 Q – TOF’s, and  5 Triple Quad’s. The platform also houses a series of MALDI-TOF/TOF’s and FT-ICR high resolution instruments. Different access sites will host projects with different requirements according to the technological expertise available  (e.g. PTM analysis, membrane protein analysis, Bio-imaging, native structure analysis, native MS).


Proposals are accepted continuously with cut-off dates every 3 months (Mar, Jun, Sep, Dec).

Status: OPEN
HPC-EUROPA3 | Transnational Access Programme for a Pan-European Network of HPC Research Infrastructures and Laboratories for scientific computing | e-Infrastructures
Transnational Access Info:

HPC-Europa3 Transnational Access programme offers:

  • access to world-class HPC systems to academic and industrial researchers
  • scientific collaboration with host researchers in any field
  • technical support by the HPC centres
  • travel and living expenses reimbursed

HPC-Europa3 Transnational Access programme goals are:

  • more than 1098 visitors supported in the next four years
  • about 100 million CPU hours offered

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Applications are accepted continously.

The HPC-Europa3 team has fixed the upcoming calls deadlines.  See here the calendar up to the end of 2020.

  • Call #11  20 February 2020 at 23:59
  • Call #12  14 May 2020 at 23:59
  • Call #13  17 September 2020 at 23:59
  • Call #14  12 November 2020 at 23:59

These are tentative dates for 2021 (they might change in the future).

  • Call #15 18th Feb 2021
  • Call #16 13th May 2021
Status: OPEN
ReIReS | Research Infrastructure on Religious Studies | Social Sciences and Humanities
Transnational Access Info:

ReIReS offers International Scholarships in Religious Studies:

Scholars from any academic discipline are invited to apply for a scholarship to spend typically two weeks in one of 14 outstanding European research centres (libraries and archives) in Belgium, Bulgaria, France, Germany, and Italy to carry out their research project in historical religious studies.


ReIReS grants:

  • Free travel and accommodation.
  • Free access to physical and virtual sources under the guidance of experts.

Libraries and Archives which offer ReIReS Scholarships for Transnational Access

Please click on the links above for detailed information on the institutions and their holdings and the services of ReIReS.

All these centres and libraries hold relevant collections for the history of Judaism, Christianity, Islam, and also Ancient and non European Religions. They grant access to their collections of manuscripts, rare books, documents and materials which allow research concerning religious studies and interreligious and interconfessional dialogue throughout history.

Status: CLOSED
Deadline: 30/08/2020