EOSCpilot: Call for Science Demonstrators

17 April, 2017 | in DCC News
By: Magdalena Getler

The First Call for Science Demonstrators to the EOSCpilot (European Open Science Cloud for Research pilot) project invites applications from institutions with interesting challenges that would help define the infrastructure needed by European researchers, while showing the scientific excellence and societal impact that could be achieved by EOSC (European Open Science Cloud). 

The deadline for applications is 30 April, 12am CEST/11am UK

How to apply

The applicant submits a proposal via the online form following the instructions provided by the EOSCpilot Guide for Applicants.

The proposals are reviewed and prioritised, based principally on:

  • How strong and well defined is the scientific challenge addressed by the use of e-infrastructure;
  • How challenging it is in terms of data integration, management, interoperability and analysis;
  • Being already developed and demonstrated to be working on infrastructures that would become part of EOSC;
  • Representativeness and impact;
  • Support by mature research infrastructures that will be long-term consumers of the EOSC;
  • Its commitment  to publishing or consuming third-party research artefacts as part of the Open Science model with the application of FAIR principles, and also as part of the Open Research Data Pilot in H2020;
  • Its contribution to achieve a broad range of stakeholders;
  • Its feasibility and suitability to be developed within 1 year and with the support provided by EOSCpilot.

The successful proposals are expected to start on the 1 July 2017 and will receive support from an EOSCpilot expert to work alongside the Science Demonstrator representative (the person representing the Science Demonstrator within the EOSCpilot) developing the proposed project. Together, the Science Demonstrator representative and EOSCpilot expert will develop solutions, providing the participating institution with more expertise and the EOSCpilot will get a full understanding of the needs and requirements to be considered for the future EOSC.

To apply visit: http://eoscpilot.eu/content/wp4-application-form and register to create your application

For support to prepare the application, or for further information, please contact: applications[at]eosc.eu

About EOSCpilot

The European Open Science Cloud for Research pilot (EOSCpilot) project is a consortium of 33 pan-European organisations and 15 third parties, including the DCC. It supports the first phase in the development of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC). The EOSCpilot project will reduce fragmentation between data infrastructures by working across scientific and economic domains, countries and governance models, and improve interoperability between data infrastructures by demonstrating how data and resources can be shared even when they are large and complex and in varied formats.

These actions will build on and leverage already available resources and capabilities from research infrastructure and e-infrastructure organisations to maximise their use across the research community. The EOSC pilot project will improve the ability to reuse data resources and provide an important step towards building a dependable open-data research environment where data from publicly funded research is always open and there are clear incentives and rewards for the sharing of data and resources.

The European Open Science Cloud for Research pilot project (EOSCpilot) is funded by the European Commission, DG Research & Innovation under contract no. 739563