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TOPIC : European Open Science Cloud for Research

Topic identifier: INFRADEV-04-2016
Publication date: 14 October 2015

Types of action: RIA Research and Innovation action
DeadlineModel:
Opening date:
single-stage
15 March 2016
Deadline: 22 June 2016 17:00:00

Time Zone : (Brussels time)
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Pillar: Excellent Science
Work Programme Year: H2020-2016-2017
Topic Updates
  • 07 April 2016 12:07


    Infoday - Support to the European Open Science Cloud through upcoming calls – 15 April 2016, Brussels – change of meeting room

    Please note the new venue of the Infoday that will take place on 15 April 2016.
    The Information Day will now take place in the meeting room AB / 0.A at CCAB, Albert Borschette, rue Froissart, 36 1040 Brussels.
    Web-streaming will be available in this room. The link is the following https://scic.ec.europa.eu/streaming/information-day-on-the-support-to-the-european-open-science-cloud-through-upcoming-calls.
     

  • 29 March 2016 17:30

    An infoday on the support to the European Open Science Cloud for Research through  topics INFRADEV-04-2016 and EINFRA-12-2017,  will take place in Brussels on 15 April 2016, from 13:30 to 17:00. The findings of the European Open Science Cloud High Level Expert Group as well as the European Cloud initiative will also be presented.

    Infoday Programme

    Registration is required no later than Monday 12 April 2016, 12:00 noon Brussels time via email to RTD-RI-EXPERTS@ec.europa.eu providing the following information per participant: Last name, First name, E-mail address, Nationality, Institution. Participants will have to bear their own travel, accommodation and subsistence expenses. 

     

  • 29 March 2016 17:05

    An infoday on the support to the European Open Science Cloud for Research through  topics INFRADEV-04-2016 and EINFRA-12-2017,  will take place in Brussels on 15 April 2016, from 13:30 to 17:00. The findings of the European Open Science Cloud High Level Expert Group as well as the European Cloud initiative will also be presented.

    Registration is required no later than Monday 12 April 2016, 12:00 noon Brussels time via email to RTD-RI-EXPERTS@ec.europa.eu providing the following information per participant: Last name, First name, E-mail address, Nationality, Institution. Participants will have to bear their own travel, accommodation and subsistence expenses.

     

Topic Description
Specific Challenge:

Research Infrastructures such as the ones on the ESFRI roadmap and others, are characterised by the very significant data volumes they generate and handle. These data are of interest to thousands of researchers across scientific disciplines and to other potential users via Open Access policies. Effective data preservation and open access for immediate and future sharing and re-use is a fundamental component of today’s research infrastructures and Horizon 2020 actions. In this context, European research stakeholders make increasing use of cloud services to effectively handle such data.

Scope:

The aim of this topic is the launch of a pilot action that should demonstrate how wide availability of scientific data and data-analysis services for European researchers can be ensured through a cloud infrastructure.

Proposals should address the federation, networking and coordination of existing research infrastructures and scientific clouds for the purpose of increasing data findability, accessibility and interoperability, improving the services provided to research communities, and facilitating re-use of data by a wider user community. Trust, easy accessibility and use by researchers should be duly taken into account. Particular attention should be paid to storage, access and re-use needs for data and knowledge from Horizon 2020 projects, as well as to the needs of the ‘long tail of science’, including orphaned scientific communities.

The action should build on existing infrastructures and design a stakeholder driven governance framework, with the involvement of the research user community, the research infrastructures and the research funding bodies to ensure its sustainability. Links with related national and European initiatives should be established. Links should also be established with projects selected under topic EINFRA-12-2017, to collaborate, exploit potential synergies and ensure complementarity.

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU of between EUR 5 and 10 million would allow this topic to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.

Expected Impact:
  • Facilitate access of researchers across all scientific disciplines to the broadest possible set of data and to other resources needed for data driven science to flourish.
  • Provide a governance and business model that sets the rules for the use of data, deals with issues related to privacy, sensitivity, copyright and security and oversees the provision of services (business and governance layer).
  • Create a cross-border and multi-disciplinary open innovation environment for research data, knowledge and services with engaged stakeholders and organisations.
  • Foster the establishment of global standards, ontologies and interoperability for scientific data.
Topic conditions and documents

Please read carefully all provisions below before the preparation of your application.
 

1. List of countries and applicable rules for funding: described in part A of the General Annexes of the General Work Programme.
Note also that a number of non-EU/non-Associated Countries that are not automatically eligible for funding have made specific provisions for making funding available for their participants in Horizon 2020 projects (follow the links to AustraliaBrazil, CanadaChina, Hong Kong & Macau, India, Japan, Republic of Korea, Mexico, Russia, Taiwan).

 

2. Eligibility and admissibility conditions: described in part B and C of the General Annexes of the General Work Programme.

Proposal page limits and layout: Please refer to Part B of the standard proposal template.

 

3. Evaluation

3.1  Evaluation criteria and procedure, scoring and threshold: described in part H of the General Annexes of the General Work Programme:

For the criterion Impact of Research and Innovation Actions the second sub-criterion will be substituted by:
Where relevant, any substantial impacts not mentioned in the work programme, that would enhance innovation capacity; create new market opportunities, strengthen competitiveness and growth of companies, protect the environment, or bring other important benefits for society.


3.2 Submission and evaluation process: Guide to the submission and evaluation process

      

4. Indicative timetable for evaluation and grant agreement:

Information on the outcome of single-stage evaluation: maximum 5 months from the deadline for submission.
Signature of grant agreements: maximum 8 months from the deadline for submission.

Information on the outcome of two-stage evaluation:
      For stage 1: maximum 3 months from the deadline for submission.
      For stage 2: maximum 5 months from the deadline for submission.
Signature of grant agreements: maximum 8 months from the deadline for submission.

 

5. Provisions, proposal templates and evaluation forms for the type(s) of action(s) under this topic:

Research and Innovation Action:

Specific provisions and funding rates 
Specific proposal template
Specific evaluation form
H2020 General MGA -Multi-Beneficiary
Annotated Grant Agreement
 

6. Additional provisions:

Horizon 2020 budget flexibility

Classified information

Technology readiness levels (TRL) – where a topic description refers to TRL, these definitions apply.

Financial support to Third Parties – where a topic description foresees financial support to Third Parties, these provisions apply.

 

7. Open access must be granted to all scientific publications resulting from Horizon 2020 actions, and proposals must refer to measures envisaged. Where relevant, proposals should also provide information on how the participants will manage the research data generated and/or collected during the project, such as details on what types of data the project will generate, whether and how this data will be exploited or made accessible for verification and re-use, and how it will be curated and preserved.

This topic participates per default in the open access to research data pilot which aims to improve and maximise access to and re-use of research data generated by projects:
• The pilot applies to the data needed to validate the results presented in scientific publications. Additionally, projects can choose to make other data available for open access and need to describe their approach in a Data Management Plan (to be provided within six months after the project start).
• Note that the evaluation phase proposals will not be evaluated more favourably because they are part of the Pilot, and will not be penalised for opting out of the Pilot.
• Projects can at any stage opt-out of the pilot. The legal requirements for projects participating in this pilot are in the article 29.3 of the Model Grant Agreement.
Further information on the Open Research Data Pilot is made available in the H2020 Online Manual.
 

8. Additional documents 

H2020 Work Programme 2016-17: Research infrastructures (including e-Infrastructures)
H2020 Work Programme 2016-17: Dissemination, Exploitation and Evaluation
H2020 Work Programme 2016-17: General Annexes
Legal basis: Horizon 2020 - Regulation of Establishment
Legal basis: Horizon 2020 Rules for Participation
Legal basis: Horizon 2020 Specific Programme

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To access existing draft proposals for this topic, please login to the Participant Portal and select the My Proposals page of the My Area section.

Type of Action Research and Innovation action [RIA]
Topic European Open Science Cloud for Research - INFRADEV-04-2016
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