RDA - EOSC Future Open Calls

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16 September 2021 4475 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.  

Open Calls:

‘RDA Cross-disciplinary Adoption in Support of EOSC’


This open call for proposals will select small community projects to show cross-disciplinary implementation and uptake of RDA recommendations and outputs within the EOSC environment.


  • help the EOSC community develop around community-led standards and cross-domain interoperability
  • widen EOSC engagement and adoption of cross-disciplinary research best practices.

Successful applicants will not only represent community-based, domain-specific research communities but also exemplify a commitment to FAIR data and data interoperability.

What does the grant include?

This call will award up to 4 grants, each totalling a maximum of €50 000, over the course of the EOSC Future project. Who can apply? RDA welcomes applications from persons or groups committed to FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable) data and other principles that RDA holds dear. Applicants can be researchers (junior or senior), data scientists, 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.


The call is open for applications until 11 July 2022, 16.00 CEST. For open call criteria and conditions, visit the EOSC Future Grants Platform.


Meet the Grantees of the EOSC 'Optimising (RDA) Open Science Frameworks and Guidelines in the context of EOSC" Open Call!  

View grantees here.