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Open call for RDA/EOSC Future Domain Ambassadors and Cross-Disciplinary Adoption grants

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    Beth Knazook

    Dear Members of the Biodiversity Data Integration IG,
    As part of the EOSC Future project, the Research Data Alliance has issued two open calls for Domain Ambassadors and Cross-disciplinary Adoption projects. These calls belong to a series of ‘RDA open calls’ supporting a European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) that satisfies the FAIR data and resource management needs of Europe’s research communities. Applications are open until 15 September 2022 16.00 CEST via the EOSC Future Grants Platform. We are particularly interested in applications from the domain of Biodiversity in the DA call, so please consider applying! If you have any questions, please reach out to ***@***.***
    Domain Ambassadors
    This is the second of two Domain Ambassadors open calls offering grants to recognised domain experts and skilled communicators who can work to promote data sharing and open science practices among their disciplines. Grants awarded are up to a maximum of €10.000,00 per grant.
    RDA/EOSC Future is building a network of ambassadors to support activities designed to build awareness around the work and outputs of EOSC Future from a disciplinary perspective. This network will also help disciplinary experts grow their own networks and collaborate with like-minded people and organisations via RDA. Successful applications will ensure that benefits such as good data management and data sharing techniques are brought back to the disciplinary communities served and that domain-specific needs and input are streamlined into the work supporting the development of EOSC.
    This call is additionally targeted towards applicants interested in raising awareness within underrepresented research communities in EOSC, particularly*:
    * research communities highlighted in a recent RDA4EOSC report that mapped the level of engagement of various disciplines within EOSC*,;
    * research communities that are not currently represented by a disciplinary Working Group in RDA,;
    * research communities that could benefit from enhanced engagement with EOSC.
    *Agriculture, Forests and Fisheries – Astronomy – Biodiversity – Bioinformatics – Chemical Sciences – Cultural Heritage – Earth and Related Environmental Sciences – Health Ageing Retirement – Health Sciences – Librarianship, Archival Science – Linguistics – Materials Sciences – Open Government Sustainable Development Goals – Scholarly Communications – Wind Energy
    Cross-disciplinary Adoption
    As an organisation, RDA aims to expand awareness of technical and social infrastructure solutions as well as recommendations for enabling data sharing, exchange and interoperability on a global scale. In the context of the EOSC Future project, this specific call for proposals invites small community projects to test out and adapt cross-disciplinary practices within EOSC, according to RDA outputs and recommendations. This call will award up to 4 grants, each totalling a maximum of €50 000, over the course of the EOSC Future project.
    Proposals should be able to demonstrate, among other elements:
    * a methodology for streamlining cross-disciplinary research
    * specific benefits for research communities using EOSC services (e.g. (e.g. data management & storage, cloud services, etc.)
    * examples or lessons learnt related to open, community-led standards and cross-domain interoperability
    * a commitment to the cross-disciplinary implementation of RDA outputs and recommendations.
    Competitive applications will not only represent community-based, domain-specific research but also exemplify a commitment to FAIR data and data interoperability. Applicants are expected to propose a coherent dissemination plan that covers 6-9 months of work.
    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 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.
    Further criteria and conditions are detailed on the EOSC Future Grants Platform. Or email: RDA Open Calls
    Both calls are open for applications until 15 September 2022, 16.00 CEST.
    Beth Knazook (she/her)
    Project Manager, Research Data
    Digital Repository of Ireland | Royal Irish Academy
    ***@***.*** | @bethknazook | @dri_ireland
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