CERIC-ERIC call for proposals: apply for mobility support & open access publications – deadline: 01/04/2019
CERIC-ERIC, Central European Research Infrastructure Consortium, offers access to more than 50 complementary instruments and two support laboratories, for multidisciplinary research in all fields of materials science and nanotechnology. Researchers from all over the world can apply for access free of charge, upon the condition that results are published and CERIC acknowledged. In addition to the access to the instruments and labs, CERIC offers support for mobility and open access publications, and more.The next deadline is April 1st, 2019 - 17hs CET – submissions are recommended only for expert users of all the techniques requested. If you are a researcher working in Albania, Belarus, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Estonia, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Montenegro, Moldova, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia or Ukraine, apply for promotional open access: in the frame of the European H2020 project ACCELERATE, personalized support for proposal preparation, measurements and data analysis can be provided upon request.
Further information about the call is available online…
InRoad project successfully completed its activities
InRoad, a two year Horizon 2020 project aimed to foster a higher degree of coordination of priority setting, evaluation and funding mechanisms as well as sustainable planning for Research Infrastructures (RI) in Europe, was coming to an end in December 2018. A final newsletter gives a comprehensive overview on project’s achievments – also including a review on ResInfra@DR. Our project wants to thank the InRoad team for its good cooperation on communication and dissemination during project duration!
Download the final InRoad newsletter here…
Call to take part in the second round of RI-PATHS workshops
As a follow-up to the scoping workshops held in November-December 2018, RI-PATHS project team invites the RI community to express interest in joining the second round of participatory workshops on socio-economic impact assessment. Different from the first round of workshops where the emphasis was placed on identifying the main impact areas and co-designing the impact pathway logic, these workshops will focus on finding suitable indicators, metrics and assessment methods in specific impact areas. Emphasis will be placed also on discussing the existing best practices for data gathering and future data needs.
Workshops will be held on 08/05 at DESY (Hamburg), 09/05 at ELIXIR (Cambridge) and 10/05/2019 at ALBA (Barcelona).
Register and read further descriptions of the workhops here...
OCRE enables easy cloud usage through the European Open Science Cloud
The Open Clouds for Research Environments project (OCRE), aims to accelerate cloud adoption in the European research community, by bringing together cloud providers, Earth Observation (EO) organisations and the research and education community, through ready-to-use service agreements and €9.5 million in adoption funding. Cloud-based services offer the European research community a wealth of powerful tools, but for many researchers, these are currently out of reach, with suitable services difficult to find and select.
OCRE, which launched in January 2019, will address this by running a pan-European tender and establishing framework agreements with cloud service providers that meet the specific requirements of the research community, saving institutions the time-consuming and complex process of doing this themselves.
For further information please check the website here…