H2020-INFRAEOSC-2018-2020 - Implementing the european open science cloud- year-2018-2019-2020

This call will achieve the vision put forward by the European Cloud Initiative and it will make the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) a reality. In order to realise an EOSC that truly supports interdisciplinary research and Open Science, a new pan-European model for research data and related services that is both scalable and flexible needs to be put in place, so that it can be adapted to the emerging needs of the scientific community and support the whole research data lifecycle. The new model will build on a pan-European service access mechanism – the EOSC hub – providing access primarily to public e-infrastructure services supplied at national, regional and institutional levels. The Call will support the setup of an appropriate governance for such a relevant endeavour, which takes into account the outcomes of previous efforts and the active contribution of all scientific stakeholders. The Call will ensure strong positioning of EOSC in the context of similar initiatives in other world regions to enhance and ‘open to the world’ international collaboration.

Topics in this call
Topic INFRAEOSC-05-2018-2019: Support to the EOSC Governance
Scope: The main objective of this topic is to set up an operational framework for supporting the overall governance of the EOSC, including the coordination between relevant national initiatives.
Proposals will address one of the following sub-topic: 

B)Coordination of EOSC-relevant national initiatives across Europe and support to prospective EOSC service providers - Research and Innovation Actions;
Budget: Between 5 and 6 million. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.
Type of action: Research and innovation action
Deadline: 21 November 2018

Topic INFRAEOSC-02-2019: Prototyping new innovative services
Research and Innovation Actions that target gaps in the service offering of the EOSC hub and develop innovative services that address relevant aspects of the research data cycle (from inception to publication, curation, preservation and reuse), for example allowing implementation of new scientific data-related developments and intelligent linking and discovering of all research artefacts.
These services should be based on systems and technologies that have reached TRL 6 before the start of the project and will be brought to at least TRL 8 by the end of the project.
Eu project: between 5 and 6 millions. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.
Type of action: Research and innovation action
Deadline: 29 January 2019

Topic INFRAEOSC-06-2019-2020: Enhancing the EOSC portal and connecting thematic clouds
The aim of this topic is tofacilitate wide, user-friendly and crossdisciplinaryaccess to the data and services of the EOSC through the development of the necessary interfaces.The proposals will build on the work produced by the eInfraCentral project and provide additional support for the implementation of the EOSC hub to develop and optimise the functions and interface offered via the EOSC portal.  The successful proposal should incorporate existing scientific gateways and thematic portals developed under FP7 and Horizon 2020 across all work programmes. As the scope of this activity is to provide a single user interface to the EOSC services, at most one proposal is expected to be funded in this area.
Eu project:up to 2 million. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts. 
Type of action: Research and innovation action
Deadline: 20 March 2019


The following participants are eligible for funding from the Union:

  • any legal entity established in a Member State or associated country, or created under Union Law
  • any international European interest organisation;
  • any legal entity established in a third country identified in the Work Programme.

Furthermore, participants should comply with the following consortium eligibility criteria:

  • three legal entities;
  • each of the three shall be established in a different Member State or Associated Country;
  • all three legal entities shall be independent of each other;

Action types funded:

In this call Horizon 2020 will fund the following types of Actions:
  • Innovation Action (IA)
Funding is more focused on closer-to-the-market activities. For example, prototyping, testing, demonstrating, piloting, scaling up etc.

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