In the context of the EOSC Future project, the Research Data Alliance (RDA) has launched a one-million-euro grant fund targeting, among other stakeholders, scientific communities, technical experts and early career researchers. The overarching goal of the RDA Open Calls mechanism is to improve the technical data frameworks for the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC), in line with RDA’s outputs and recommendations.
Recently announced, the RDA open call for ‘RDA communities of practice’ will select experts and skilled communicators in various research fields to serve as the coordination focal point between their professional communities and the broader EOSC community.
These dedicated communities – or COPs – will play a fundamental role in:
- providing discipline or domain-specific knowledge and skills within EOSC
- engaging users and providers in EOSC
- bolstering alignment across national, regional and discipline-specific lines.
Successful applications should provide a detailed set-up of an RDA community of practice, elaborating on the following outcomes:
- consolidation of new research communities around EOSC
- disciplinary developments in support of existing EOSC science clusters
- cross-disciplinary approaches to benefit EOSC
- global approaches, including open research commons initiatives.
Proposals should demonstrate not only how specific domain needs will be streamlined to support the development of EOSC but also how their respective communities will benefit from EOSC core and associated services.
What does the grant include?
This call will award up to 5 grants, each totalling a maximum of €7 500, over the course of the EOSC Future project.
Who can apply?
The Research Data Alliance welcomes applications from persons or groups committed to FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable) data and other principles that RDA holds dear. Applicants can be part of a European research group, organisation or SME. Note: This call is not open to members of the EOSC Future consortium or projects based outside of an EU Member State or Associated Country.
Further criteria and conditions are detailed on the EOSC Future Grants Platform.
The call is open for applications until 21 March 2022, 16.00 CET.