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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.
The fourth call for visiting grants is open, deadline applications: 3 September 2018
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.
Within EUFAR, Transnational Access (TA) is offered to 17 instrumented aircraft ranging from a low- and slow-flying small single-engine aircraft (ENDURO) to a 4-engine jet aircraft that is capable of carrying several tons of instrumentation payload (BAe146). In addition, 3 specialist instruments (VITO-APEX, DLR-HIS and DLR-SAR) are separately available through TA. The funding offered to successful applicants provides an allocation of flight hours on the selected aircraft. It also provides a small amount of Travel and Subsistence (T&S) funding to enable Principal Investigators and other user-group members to participate in the planning and execution of the field campaign.
Different deadlines per research team. See website
INTERACT is offering transnational access to 43 research stations located in the Arctic, and northern alpine and forest areas in the Europe, Russia and North-America. It is providing opportunities to researchers to work in the field in often harsh and remote locations that are generally difficult to access.
The sites represent a variety of glacier, mountain, tundra, boreal forest, peatland and freshwater ecosystems, providing opportunities for researchers from natural sciences to human dimension.
There are 3 modalities of access:
The next INTERACT Transnational/Remote Access call will be open 13 Aug – 12th Oct 2018
Laserlab-Europe offers transnational access to top-quality laser research facilities in a highly co-ordinated fashion for the benefit of the European research community.
Proposals are accepted at any time with the exception of some facilities with specific deadlines (see website)
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 :
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;
OPTICON’s Trans National Access (TNA) ambitions are twofold. The first is to deliver open access to the most appropriate facilities for cutting edge research on Europe’s medium sized telescopes.
The second TNA ambition is completely new, and visionary. Time Domain astronomy (TDA), the study of variable sources, is the fastest growing branch of astronomy. Major facilities in space and on-ground, operating across all wavelengths and beyond the electromagnetic spectrum to include neutrinos, cosmic rays, and (now) gravitational waves, are dedicated to discovery of transients, including exo-planets. However while it is relatively easy to discover, for example, a supernova, it is much harder to collect the essential follow-up observations (photometry and spectroscopy) to allow classification and subsequent scientific exploitation. Distributed (often robotic) arrays of specialised rapid-response facilities are required. The community ranges from enthusiastic amateur astronomers to major collaborations.We will coordinate and where necessary train these communities, providing the crucial common software and prototype hardware systems needed to deliver characterised science quality data, and to implement effective facility integration. We will provide a central data resource with global open access ensuring added value, data preservation and maximal utility.
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.
Currently there is no call open
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).
VLBI proposals for observing at 3mm wavelength (86 GHz) using: the VLBA, GBT*, EFFELSBERG, PICO VELETA, ONSALA, METSAEHOVI, YEBES and KVN telescopes should be submitted by 1 AUGUST 2018 (UT 21:00)
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 deadline for requesting access
ACTRIS-2 provides a coordinated framework to support and facilitate hands-on access of researchers to 18 world-class observing platforms in Europe within the transnational access (TNA) programme. The observational facilities offering TNA are representative for their uniqueness within Europe, offering a comprehensive measurement programme at the forefront of the advancement of research in the specific domains covered within ACTRIS (vertical aerosol distribution, in-situ aerosol properties, trace gases, cloud-aerosol observations) together with state-of-the-art equipment, high level of services, and capacity to provide research-driven training to young scientists and new users. Except for the very new stations, all TNA platforms can document long record and experience of access to external researchers or research teams.
The ACTRIS Data Centre web portal allows you to search, analyse, and download atmospheric composition data from a multitude of data archives. The data results from the activities of the ACTRIS infrastructure network complemented with data from other relevant networks, and gives free access to atmospheric observational data to analyze atmospheric composition.
Call for access are open and continuous (no deadline)
AHEAD integrate key research infrastructures for on-ground test and calibration of space-based sensors and electronics and promote their coordinated use. In parallel, the best facilities for data analysis of high-energy astrophysical observatories will be made available to the European community.
Call 1. Trans-national access to ground and test facilities . Deadline 30 June 2018
Call 2. Visitor Program:
Call 3. Trans-national access to X-ray data analysis:
AIDA -2020 aims to reinforce the Transnational Access to beam test, irradiation test and detector characterisation facilities by offering common and free TA to more than 900 users.
ASCENT provides access to the world’s most advanced 14 nm and beyond-CMOS nanoelectronics data and test structures in Europe’s leading nanofabrication research institutes. The institutes involved have extensive advanced semiconductor processing fabrication facilities, flexible nanofabrication facilities, advanced electrical characterization equipment and expertise in atomistic and TCAD modeling.
ASCENT gives access to fhe following data for registered users:
Process design kits (PDK) for partners technology
Transistor and test structure specifications
Electrical characterisation data
Characterisation and test data provided by ASCENT users
The EHRI fellowships are intended to support and stimulate Holocaust research by facilitating international access to key archives and collections related to the Holocaust as well as archival and digital humanities knowhow. The fellowships intend to support researchers, archivists, curators, and younger scholars, especially PhD candidates with limited resources. The fellowships are funded by the European Union under the rules of transnational access and are thus principally open to applicants working at institutions established in member (the EU-28) and associate states.
The EHRI Portal/VRE is a a free-to-use online environment that offers researchers and other interested parties access to all the data integrated and created by the project, and features a range of tools that facilitate the exploration, sharing and enhancement of these data.
Open call with evaluation cut-offs every 9 months (see dates hereunder)
eLTER offers in-person (physical) Transnational Access (TA) to 18 well-equipped, long-term ecosystem research sites across major European socioeconomic and environmental gradients in 17 countries. The eLTER TA scheme is aimed at:
• Scientific users, particularly the new generation of ecological and socio-ecological scientists
• SMEs and larger industries interested in relevant technological developments
• Other stakeholders interested in data and other services provided by eLTER H2020.
The 3rd call is now closed (11 March).
Europlanet 2020 RI is a new Research Infrastructure that is addressing key scientific and technological challenges facing modern planetary science by providing open access to state-of-the-art research data, models and facilities across the European Research Area.
Europlanet 2020 RI provides:
There will be then only ONE other call in this programme for access to these facilities, expected to be open in September 2018 for visits for closing data in October 2018. All visits must be completed by July 2019. Please be advised we do not expect all facilities to be open in this final call.
iNEXT offers access to infrastructures to study the structure and function of biological macromolecules and their assemblies, and aspires to promote biomedicine, biotechnology, and biomaterials, involving scientists with or without previous experience in structural biology.
IPERION CH makes world-class scientific tools and knowledge available to Heritage scientists through three integrated Trans-National Access platforms:
ARCHLAB: access to specialised knowledge and organized scientific information – including technical images, analytical data and conservation documentation – in datasets largely unpublished from tenlarge archives of prestigious European museums, galleries and research institutions.
FIXLAB: access to large-scale facilities (synchrotrons, neutron sources, accelerators) uniquely also having expertise in CH, for sophisticated scientific investigations on samples or whole objects, revealing their micro-structures and chemical compositions, giving essential and invaluable insights into CH historical technologies, materials, alteration and degradation phenomena.
MOLAB: access to an impressive collection of advanced mobile analytical instrumentation for non-invasive measurements on precious, fragile or immovable objects, archaeological sites and historical monuments. The MObileLABoratory allows its users to implement complex multi-technique diagnostic projects, permitting the most effective in situ investigations.
TNA calls have 2 deadlines per year, in February and in September
AQUAEXCEL2020 integrates 39 top class European aquaculture research facilities that cover all relevant scientific fields, fish species and systems. The project will provide a single access portal to high-quality, harmonised services and resources tailored to the needs of the European aquaculture community, support and conduct world-class research and provide the basis for a European aquaculture innovation system from basic research to applied science.
New call open every three months.
11th call for access is now open. Deadline for submission is 10 August 2018
HYDRALAB+ supports transnational access to 18 large and unique experimental facilities designed for flow, wave, and ice research.
The experimental facilities we are making available are designed for research across a range of disciplines, including hydraulics, geophysical hydrodynamics, morphodynamics, ecohydraulics, ice engineering and hydraulic structures
Three Calls for Proposals were issued to invite all eligible research groups. It is unlikely that more calls for proposals will be issued before 2020.
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:
The access is granted through project calls in one of the following forms:
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.
NFFA-EUROPE provides free access to state- of-the art tools for multidisciplinary, frontier research at the nanoscale: available techniques range from nanocharacterization to theory and numerical simulation.
Advanced infrastructures for growth, nano-lithography, nano-characterization, theory and simulation and fine-analysis with Synchrotron, FEL and Neutron radiation sources are integrated in a multi-site combination which users can access free of charge. This provides them with a unique, integrated access which is not currently available at single specialized sites.
Continuous calls. Projects will be collected for evaluations 4 times per year (15 January, 15 April, 15 July, 15 October at 17:00)
The EU-NCL aims at fostering innovation in Nanomedicine by providing access to state of the art full characterisation of nanomaterials intended for medical applications, developed by public labs, spin –offs and innovative SMEs. The EU-NCL shall also serve as a European knowledge base for researchers and industry ensuring that European knowledge is documented in Europe for the benefit of the European economy, healthcare systems and patients.
EU-NCL call for access will accept continuous application with bi-annual review campaign in April and October each year.
ECCSEL has established and provides access to a world class research infrastructure (RI) in Europe for CO2 capture, transport and storage (CCS) technologies research.
The ECCSEL consortium teams up selected Centres of Excellence on Carbon Capture, Transport and Storage research (CCS) from 9 countries across Europe providing access to 43 research facilities.
The last TNA call is closed
ENVRIplus gathers all domains of Earth system science – Atmospheric domain, Marine domain, Biosphere and Solid Earth domain to work together, capitalize the progress made in various disciplines and strengthen interoperability amongst Research Infrastructures and domains.
ENVRIplus offers opportunities for free-of-charge transnational access to selected user groups to four research facilities in cross-cutting areas in Europe: ATMOSPHERE, BIOSPHERE, MARINE, AND SOLID EARTH domain. This call is closed
PRACE provides HPC resources to researchers and scientists from academia and industry through 2 forms of access:
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.
EarthServer-2 makes Agile Analytics on Big Earth Data Cubes of sensor, image, simulation, and statistics data a commodity for non-experts and experts alike through
- navigation, extraction, aggregation, and recombining of any-size space/time data cubes;
- easy to install & maintain value-adding services extending the existing portfolio of data and compute centers;
- based on open standards, in particular: the OGC Big Data standards and the forthcoming ISO SQL/MDA (“Multi-Dimensional Arrays”) standard.
In the Services Activity, large data centers (ECMWF, PML, MEEO/ESA, NCI, JacobsUni) will set up water, air, weather, and planetary services on 3D & 4D data cubes up to Petabyte-size with user-tailored clients for both visual and textual ad-hoc mix&match.
EarthServer-2 will provide distinct entry points for the different domains and will showcase a combined federated service, allowing scientists to query/analyse multiple Petabyte scale datasets spread over multiple data providers using a single query, a truly novel service.
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
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
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.
EVAg collection of viruses, derived materials and services operates through a virtual infrastructure based on a website and a web-based catalogue. To date, we have more than 1800 products and more to come in the future. To ensure the best quality, we have defined and established a set of best practice quality guidelines adopted by the consortium partner collections to guarantee the supply of authenticated and quality controlled resources to users and harmonized service levels across the consortium.
You can apply for a TNA free of charge access by ticking a specific checkbox (explicitly labelled) while you are placing your enquiry online about a product of interest available in our web-based catalogue (Portal).
ENSAR2 is the integrating activity for European nuclear scientists who are performing research in three of these major subfields: Nuclear Structure, Nuclear Reactions and Applications of Nuclear Science.
Its core aim is to provide access to eleventh of the complementary world-class large-scale facilities: GANIL-SPIRAL2 (F), joint LNL-LNS (I), CERN-ISOLDE (CH), JYFL (FI), ALTO (F), GSI (D), KVI-CART (NL), NLC (P), IFIN-HH/ELI-NP (RO) and to the theoretical physics facility: ECT* (I). These accelerators provide stable and radioactive ion beams of excellent qualities ranging in energies from tens of keV/u to a few GeV/u.
Different deadlines per installation
JERICO NEXT aims to provide coordinated ‘free of charge’ trans-national access to researchers or research teams from academy and industry to original coastal infrastructures.
The project will organize three calls to a chosen number of its infrastructures/installations. Approved user groups will receive local assistance by the operators of the infrastructures they use.
The project aims to provide free of charge “virtual access” to data and information from in situ systems such as HF radar, ferrybox and fixed platforms. The data and information access will enable scientists to carry out high quality research using data from a variety of coastal observation systems
The Third and last call for access to the JERICO-NEXT Coastal Observatories and Supporting Facilities will be open on 15 January 2018. The call is now closed
CORBEL is an initiative of thirteen new biological and medical research infrastructures (BMS RIs), which together will create a platform for harmonised user access to biological and medical technologies, biological samples and data services required by cutting-edge biomedical research.
The 2nd CORBEL Open Call is now open. More than 20 facilities from 10 different research infrastructures across Biological and Medical Sciences have joined forces and combine their technologies and scientific expertise to support advanced research projects. Successful applicants will be offered open access to cutting-edge technologies and services available at research infrastructures working in fields such as biobanking, translational medicine, clinical research, curated databases, systems biology, mouse mutant phenotyping, marine model organisms, advanced imaging technologies, high-throughput screening or structural biology.
Deadline: 30 August 2018
By providing a pan-European research infrastructure ERIGrid supports the technology development as well as the roll out of Smart Grid solutions and concepts in Europe. It tackles a holistic, cyber-physical systems based approach by integrating 18 European research centres and institutions with outstanding research infrastructures and jointly develops common methods, concepts, and procedures. ERIGrid also integrates and enhances the necessary research services for analysing, validating and testing smart grid configurations. System level support and education for industrial and academic researchers is provided as well to foster future innovation.
ERIGrid addresses these challenging aims by providing a single entry point to the available research infrastructure and offering a broad spectrum of services to researchers active in Smart Grids. This will strengthen the technical leadership of Europe in the energy domain.
If you are looking for sophisticated smart grid infrastructure with top know-how and innovative installations for conducting your own experimental research, then ERIGrid offers an invaluable opportunity for you.
5th TA call: 15 August until 15 November, 2018
6th call: 15 February – 15 May, 2019
The EMBRIC Transnational Access (TA) program supports research projects in marine biotechnology.
It provides researchers from academia and industry with access to Research services for marine biotech at its partner institutes to enable them to carry out their research projects on marine organisms.
EMBRIC offers access to high-quality facilities and pioneering technology platforms of 21 Access Providers from five European Research Infrastructures:
The 2nd call of the Transnational Access is now closed.
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 call for TNA activities is continuous
Between Jan 2018 and Dec 2020 AQUACOSM will offer more than 11500 person-days of Transnational Access (TA) to more than 37 different leading and highly complementary European mesocosm facilities located at 18 AQUACOSM partners through Europe.
The mesocosm facilities represent a cross section of European aquatic ecosystems ranging from the Sub-Arctic to the Mediterranean, from mountains to lowlands, from freshwater to estuarine and fully marine systems, and spanning from ultra-oligotrophic to hyper-eutrophic conditions.
The next call for the 2019 season is open.
The application deadline is Tuesday, 30 October 2018, 13:00 Central European Time (CET).
The ARIES project offers transnational access to 14 different testing facilities across Europe. The programme supports users to conduct testing within five separate domains:
Interested parties are encouraged to identify the facility most appropriate for their needs and to check their eligibility before applying.
SeaDataNet is a standardized system for managing the large and diverse data sets collected by the oceanographic fleets and the automatic observation systems. The SeaDataNet infrastructure network and enhance the currently existing infrastructures, which are the national oceanographic data centres or data focal points of 34 countries, active in data collection. The networking of these professional data centres, in a unique virtual data management system provide integrated data sets of standardized quality on-line.
SeaDataCloud aims at considerably advancing SeaDataNet services and increasing their usage, adopting cloud and HPC technology for better performance
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?
Continuous call for applications, open 2017-2021
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 apply for complementing services. Suggestions for complementing services are shown in the overview diagram and under the 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.
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.
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.
2nd Call for Transnational Access is closed now:
A next call will be launched in September 2018!
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.
September 3rd 2018 at 17:00 CET to have a pre-evaluation and the possibility to improve your proposal
October 1st 2018 at 17:00 CET final submission, recommended only for users that are expert in all the techniques requested.
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
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.
CALIPSOplus is funding a unique pilot access programme that is tailor-made for SMEs through a programme called "TamaTA", which SMEs can apply for using a very simple form at our dedicated TamaTA portal. The current call is open from July 6th, 2018 to December 21st, 2018
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.
Call is closed
SERA offers a combined and integrated access to the largest collection of high-class experimental facilities for earthquake engineering in Europe – and worldwide – including reaction walls, shake tables, bearing testing facilities and centrifuges, to two facilities for integrated studies on geotechnical site effects and engineering seismology, and to a unique infrastructure in Europe for array seismology.
SERA also offers virtual access to data and products in seismology, engineering seismology and anthropogenic seismicity
The 3rd Transnational Access call for proposals within the SERA project will be open from September 5th 2018 till October 31st 2018.
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
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).
The ASSEMBLE Plus Service Offer access system describes all the resources available to users for on site and/or remote access; and allows their request, through the brief description of a research project.
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.
The first call for proposal to access the RI is planned for July 2018 with a deadline mid-October 2018
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.
The first call for visiting grants is now open (5 visiting grants). Application deadline is August 6 2018. Further information can be found here.
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 will open on December 1st 2018 with a deadline on February 28th 2019
EUMarineRobots (EUMR) proposes an access-infrastructure for the deployment of a full-range of aerial, surface and sub-surface marine robotic assets, the combined value of which is far greater than the sum of their parts. EUMR will open transnational access to significant national marine robotics R&D assets across Europe.
Transnational access calls will be published on this site with the following tentative timeline
Call 1 by the end of 2018
Call 2 by the end of 2019
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:
The call for ship time proposals ARICE 2018 is now closed.
The next call for proposals will open in 2019.
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.
The first managed call for User access to our expanding catalogue will be launched late 2018, for funded access to nanoinformatics tools and expert support during 2019.
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
As part of the EDIReX grant, 3 trans-national access calls will be launched 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.
The 1st TA call opens in October 2018.
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 (see outline for main cancer types below). 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.
Under the project EDIReX, we are currently setting-up a EurOPDX Data Portal where models and related data will be searchable (available as from October 2018). Some models are already included in the PDX Finder repository.
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.
Opening: 17th of September 2018 – noon, GMT Brussels time
Closing: 19th of October 2018 – midnight, GMT Brussels time
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.
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.
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.