RDA - EOSC Future Open Calls

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16 September 2021 491 reads


Over the next two and a half years, the EOSC Future project will develop a single-sign-on environment with professional data services, open research products and infrastructure. It looks to create a so-called ‘system of systems’ that will support European researchers in managing the entirely lifecycle of data: from sharing, managing and exploiting their own data to discovering, re-using and recombining the data sets of others. The project will engage, train and support (potential) EOSC users and will encourage providers to sign up by offering easy onboarding, ticket management and analytics.

To enable the co-creation of EOSC, via early adoption, technical and domain solution development and interoperability, RDA will be running a rich set of regular open calls. The Research Data Alliance (RDA) Open Calls mechanism is backed by a €1 000 000 grant earmarked for engaging with multiple stakeholders, including targeted scientific communities, technical experts and early career researchers. The calls will be complemented by a broad range of support activities, such as events, use cases, info packages, best practices, a Scientific Ambassador Network and dedicated RDA groups. These activities will enable a continual innovation workflow and engagement with science projects to support the implementation of an EOSC environment.  

All details, deadlines and applications forms will be published on the EOSC Future Funding platform.


The following calls are currently open or planned to open in 2021:

Call Focus Opening Date Closing Date Link
Expert Evaluators External expert evaluators to support the decision-making process for awarding the RDA Open Calls grants 15 July 2021 30 June 2023 https://eoscfuture-grants.eu/call-rda-external-evaluators
Optimising (RDA) Open Science Frameworks and Guidelines in the context of EOSC Improving existing technical data frameworks while at the same time leveraging on existing RDA recommendations and outputs 15 August 2021 29 October 2021 https://eoscfuture-grants.eu/provider/research-data-alliance/optimising-rda-open-science-frameworks-and-guidelines-context-eosc
Maintenance Facilities maintenance facility for RDA recommendations and outputs so that they can be persistent and available for implementation and use in EOSC Opening Sept 2021 7 January 2022  
Domain Ambassadors enable communities connected to RDA but outside of EOSC to leverage EOSC services and ultimately to support the community driven disciplinary developments and their integration into EOSC Opening Sept 2021 7 January 2022  
Communities of Practice Supporting the engagement of new scientific communities in EOSC through dedicated experts to advise on EOSC. Opening October 2021 Closing end Jan 2022  



The following events have been organised to showcase the EOSC-Future | RDA Open Calls:


Title Date Type Link Slides & Recording available at link
Research Data Alliance (RDA) Grants To Support The European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) Informative Meeting 16 Sept 2021 | 9UTC Information Share https://www.rd-alliance.org/research-data-alliance-rda-grants-support-european-open-science-cloud-eosc-informative-meeting Yes