Transnational & Virtual Access

The list hereunder includes all the on-going projects funded under FP7 and H2020 RI to open their research infrastructures to transnational/virtual researchers/users. These are the projects funded under the Integrating Activities part of the RI Work programme, some of the ESFRI projects (if access is granted to all researchers no matter if their country is member of the ESFRI RI) and some e-infrastructures (provided services are addressed to researchers and not to RIs or other e-infra).

For each project, a short description of the transnational/virtual activities is given as well as the deadline to submit a proposal to open call and a link to the project website and the TA&VA access webpage. The projects can be filtered by scientific domain and type of access (transnational or virtual).

More information about Transnational Access

RICH: TA & VA Users' Testimonies

ARIADNEplus | Advanced Research Infrastructure for Archaeological Dataset Networking in Europe - plus | Social Sciences and Humanities
Transnational Access Info:

ARIADNE provides services for archaeologists to enable trans-national access to the research infrastructure. These services include online databases and training resources, training workshops and placements in participating research organisations to enable researchers to gain pan-European experience. The ARIADNE Portal will also include a registry, search facilities, visualization, alerts and other online services that will support the finding and sharing of archaeological datasets.

ARIADNE includes leading portals which provide integrated access to several archaeological datasets.  The project is developing a core set of services that will be available through a state-of-the-art portal for the archaeological research community, including registry, search, visualization, access, alert and other services.

The ARIADNEplus project is the extension of the previous ARIADNE Integrating Activity, which successfully integrated archaeological data infrastructures in Europe, indexing in its registry about 2.000.000 datasets. ARIADNEplus will build on the ARIADNE results, extending and supporting the research community that the previous project created and further developing the relationships with key stakeholders such as the most important European archaeological associations, researchers, heritage professionals, national heritage agencies and so on.

Next call is being delayed due to the current Corona (COVID-19) virus situation.

Status: CLOSED
INGRID-2 | Inclusive Growth Research Infrastructure Diffusion | Social Sciences and Humanities
Transnational Access Info:

A key activity of the InGRID-2 project is providing transnational access to research infrastructures with data and expertise within the fields of poverty and living conditions. Researchers are invited to apply for free-of-charge access to and support in one of the 16 research infrastructures. Next to access to statistical competence centres with expertise in social science statistical research, access will be granted to major surveys and tools such as LIS, IECM, ECHP, LWS, CNEF, SOEP, EUROMOD, IRISS, SPIN, CSB-MIPI, EWCS, ECS, ESENER, ICTWSS, WISCO, EU-LFS, EU micro data sets, … in research infrastructures with extensive experience in working with these data.

Via short and long-term visiting grants (between 5 and 15 days), researchers will be able to experiment with and work on data in a context of mutual knowledge exchange and cross-fertilisation.


In this call, 15 InGRID-2 data centres offer access to data and expertise within the field of inclusive growth, poverty, living conditions, working conditions, vulnerable groups, social policy, ...

In addition to the visiting grants for transnational access, InGRID-2 also provides free of charge virtual data access to widely used resources needed for research that are openly and freely available through communication networks.

Status: CLOSED
Deadline: 01/05/2020
SFERA-III | Solar Facilities for the European Research Area - Third Phase | Engineering and Energy
Transnational Access Info:

The SFERA-III project addresses advanced science challenges and integrated research activities in the field of Concentrating Solar Thermal (CST) by integrating key European research infrastructures into an ambitious wide project aiming at offering to the R&D community a new level of high-quality services.

In this context, the main European research institution operating a unique set of Research Infrastructures (RIs) in CST are coordinating efforts to promote innovative researches, to improve services offered by concentrating solar RIs and to train researchers and engineers on the CST technologies. Both academia and industry users are targeted. These RIs will be open to all European researchers as part of the transnational access activities, from both academia and industry, and attention will be paid to ensure their optimal use and joint development avoiding duplication of the services offered.

- Solar thermal electricity generation (tests from research on components and methods to full prototypes systems): thermodynamic cycles such as Brayton and Stirling cycles, receivers and their coatings, thermal storage, concentrating optics and mirrors, control algorithms and solar resource evaluation, heliostats and linear collectors, high concentration PV cells, etc.

- Solar fuels production: H2, Syngas, liquid and gas hydrocabons, etc.

- Cycles for chemical storage of solar energy for short and long duration: ZnO, CeO, Iron, etc.

- Solar water treatment: desalination, disinfection and decontamination.

- Solar heating and cooling of buildings to improve the energy efficiency in buildings.

- Modelling and controlling of concentrating solar technologies for power plants and for industrial processes

- High value material synthesis and/or coatings deposits (experimental or test of processes): nanomaterials like C or ZnO nanotubes, new ceramics or metals, foams, catalytic layers, etc.

- High-flux photochemistry and photo-physics.

- Characterization of materials behaviour and properties under extreme conditions such as for solar, space or nuclear fields: thermal shields, high temperature materials and parts, etc.

- Solar pumping of LASER for industrial and space applications.

Status: CLOSED
Deadline: 31/01/2020
ESTEEM3 | Enabling Science and Technology through European Electron Microscopy | Material Sciences & Analytical Facilities
Transnational Access Info:

ESTEEM3 – Enabling Science and Technology through European Electron Microscopy – is an EU funded project for electron microscopy, which aims at providing access to the leading European state-of-the-art electron microscopy research infrastructures, facilitating and extending transnational access services of the most powerful atomic scale characterization techniques in advanced electron microscopy research to a wide range of academic and industrial research communities for the analysis and engineering of novel materials in physical, chemical and biological sciences.

ESTEEM3 objective is to deliver access to users coming from a wider range of disciplines. Transnational Access (TA) to ESTEEM3 centers is obtained through a transparent, simple peer review process based on merit and scientific priorities. Optimum service to users is supported by Networking Activities (NA) and Joint Research Activities (JRA), which address key issues such as specimen preparation, data interpretation, treatment and automation through theory and simulation, and standardization of protocols and methodologies.


The call for TNA applications is continous.

Status: OPEN
EurofleetsPlus | An alliance of European marine research infrastructure to meet the evolving needs of the research and industrial communities. | Environment and Earth Sciences
Transnational Access Info:

EUROFLEETS+  is an H2020 project funded under the Infrastructures initiative, coordinated by the Marine Institute that brings together a significant group of key marine research actors (in particular research vessel operators) in Europe, North America and Oceania  – 42 marine institutes, universities, foundations and SMEs from 24 countries (full list).

The EUROFLEETS+  project will facilitate open free of charge  access to an integrated and advanced research vessel fleet, designed to meet the evolving and challenging needs of the user community. European and international researchers from academia and industry will be able to apply for several access programmes, through a single-entry system. EUROFLEETS+  will prioritise support for research on sustainable, clean and healthy oceans, linking with existing ocean observation infrastructures, and it will support innovation through working closely with industry. The project will enable access to a unique fleet of 27 state-of-the-art research vessels from European and international partners. Through competitive Calls, researchers will be able to access the entire North Atlantic, Mediterranean, Black Sea, North Sea, Baltic Sea, Pacific Southern Ocean and Ross Sea. In addition to ship time, researchers will also have access to new AUVs and ROVs. A unique portable telepresence system will enable remote access by researchers and diverse end users including the public; a first for Europe. In addition to comprehensive transnational access activities, the project will undertake joint research in challenging and highly relevant areas, including deep ocean research and exploration, data management, and enabling future virtual access. Multiple networking activities will ensure robust Call processes, wide stakeholder engagement, and development of a strategic roadmap and sustainability plan. To maximise the impact of the project, EUROFLEETS+  will implement diverse training and education activities, strong management of innovation in collaboration with industry, and widespread dissemination and communication actions.

EUROFLEETS+  is intentionally ambitious, building on achievements in two preceding Eurofleets projects. It will integrate a larger number of research vessels and extend the research infrastructure by adding a range of advanced mobile marine equipment. The project is likely to create excitement and interest in marine research communities, in particular given the unprecedented access to European and global seas and oceans. Plans for open science will provide access to new data and information for scientists from different domains. The number of days of ship time has been increased relative to previous projects, and new user groups will be sought; from emerging early stage researchers, to those from less equipped countries, to increased participation by women scientists. Advanced IT systems, a multi-functional website, and robust logistical management will provide seamless integration of services and easy access for user groups.

EUROFLEETS+  will extend and enhance the capabilities of the European research vessel infrastructure, bringing new perspectives, new ideas, and new research and innovation tracks.


Remote Transnational Access (Virtual Access) and Co-Principal Investigator calls are continously open.

Status: CLOSED
Deadline: 28/02/2020
INFRAFRONTIER2020 | Development of mouse mutant resources for functional analyses of human diseases - Enhancing the translation of research into innovation | Life sciences
Transnational Access Info:

The EC Horizon 2020 funded INFRAFRONTIER2020 project (2017 – 2020) supports eligible customers with a free-of-charge mouse model phenotyping service implemented as a Trans-national Access activity supporting a total of 9 projects in this first call.

 The access unit offered covers the specialised metabolic or behavioural phenotyping of a mouse mutant line, and the preparation of a comprehensive phenotyping report.

Participating mouse clinics are the German Mouse Clinic (GMC), the Czech Centre for Phenogenomics (CCP), and PHENOMIN-ICS.

Call opening is expected in Spring 2020.

Status: CLOSED
INTERACT | International Network for Terrestrial Research and Monitoring in the Arctic | Environment and Earth Sciences
Transnational Access Info:

INTERACT is offering transnational access to 43 research stations located in the Arctic, and northern alpine and forest areas in the Europe, Russia and North-America. It is providing opportunities to researchers to work in the field in often harsh and remote locations that are generally difficult to access.

The sites represent a variety of glacier, mountain, tundra, boreal forest, peatland and  freshwater ecosystems, providing opportunities for researchers from natural sciences to human dimension. 


There are 3 modalities of access:

  • transnational access.
  • remote access. Remote Access (RA) is a modality of access, where the user group does not physically visit the station. Instead, the station staff conducts the study and collects the samples for free for the group/scientist according to the research planCall for Remote Access conducted between October 2017 and September 2018 to all 17 INTERACT stations offering Remote Access.
  • virtual access. 29 research stations located in the Arctic and northern forest and alpine areas will offer Transnational Access by 2020.

There won't be any new TNA calls during this project duration.

Virtual Access is available continuously.

Status: OPEN
IS-ENES3 | Infrastructure for the European Network for Earth System modelling - Phase 3 | Environment and Earth Sciences
Transnational Access Info:

IS-ENES3, an Horizon 2020 project, is the third phase of the distributed e-infrastructure of the European Network for Earth System Modelling (ENES).

The project fosters collaboration between twenty-two European climate research institutions.

The community aims to develop a better understanding of past and present-day climate and to project future variability and changes through the development and sharing of model components, modelling tools and data infrastructure.

The IS-ENES3 three main objectives are to: 

  • Foster collaboration among the modelling groups to speed-up the development and use of models of the complex Earth’s climate system, namely “Earth System models” (ESMs)
  • Deliver common strategies for the research infrastructure
  • Disseminate model data
Status: CLOSED
LASERLAB-EUROPE | The Integrated Initiative of European Laser Research Infrastructures | Material Sciences & Analytical Facilities
Transnational Access Info:

Laserlab-Europe offers unique research opportunities to scientists and industry from all over Europe and to a limited extent also to scientists from outside Europe. Access is provided

• to world-class laser research facilities,
• to a large variety of inter-disciplinary research, including life sciences,
• free of charge, including travel and accommodation.

Access is provided on the basis of scientific excellence of the proposal, reviewed by an external and independent Selection Panel. Priority is given to new users. A typical access project has a duration of 2 to 4 weeks. Applications for longer visits are highly exceptional.

Details about the submission procedure can be found here. Applicants are encouraged to contact any of the facilities directly to obtain additional information and assistance in preparing a proposal. Applications for access are possible anytime with the exceptions listed below under specific calls.

We particularly welcome young scientists and scientists who have never used lasers in their research before. Laserlab-Europe strives to promote gender equality in scientific research and specifically encourages applications from women.


Specific Calls for Proposals at LULI, CLF, CLPU, GSI, FELIX, FERMI, HILASE and HZDR:

- HILASE - Call for Proposals for User Open Access to the HILASE facility. Deadline is 29 March 2020. Details >>

- HZDR - HZDR accepts proposals submitted at any time, and requires that proposals also be submitted directly to them. Details >>


Status: CLOSED
Deadline: 29/03/2020
MARINET2 | Marine Renewable Infrastructure Network for Enhancing Technologies 2 | Engineering and Energy
Transnational Access Info:

Marinet2 provides free access to a world leading network of test facilities, so technology developers can validate concepts and generate the additional investment needed to move towards the marketplace.

It gives access to :

  • offshore wind facilities
  • tidal facilities
  • electrical/grid integration facilities
  • wave facilities


Virtual Access is the free of charge provision of access to widely used resources needed for research that are openly and freely available through communication networks.  MaRINET2 currently offers 3 VA services;

  • HOMERE, a wave hindcast database produced by IFREMER
  • Windbench, developed by CENER, a web portal for managing repositories for the verification and validation of wind farm models
  • Skipheia Met Station, NTNU, which contains 2 x 100 meter met masts providing data collected by ultrasonic anemometers
Status: CLOSED
Deadline: 30/09/2019
Next Deadline: 07/08/2020
OPTICON 2 | Optical Infrared Co-ordination Network for Astronomy | Physics and Astronomy
Transnational Access Info:

The network comprises 17 distinct telescopes in a size range from 0.6 to 4 metres. These offer a mixture of classically scheduled PI projects, some queue scheduled observing where this is a normal operational mode of the telescope in question and a number of robotic telescopes well suited to both monitoring and quick reaction alert type observations. The proposals for OPTICON time at all the telescopes are being reviewed together by a single international Time Allocation Committee (TAC) to ensure network-wide competition and uniform review criteria.

There are two calls for proposal each year.

The next call is expected to open in Spring 2020.

Status: CLOSED
Deadline: 01/03/2020
RADIONET | Advanced Radio Astronomy in Europe | Physics and Astronomy
Transnational Access Info:

RadioNet is a consortium of 28 institutions in Europe, Republic of Korea and South Africa, integrating at European level world-class infrastructures for research in radio astronomy. These include radio telescopes, telescope arrays, data archives and the globally operating European Network for Very Long Baseline Interferometry (EVN).


There are different deadlines for each telescope.

Status: OPEN
Deadline: 03/06/2020
RISIS 2 | Research infrastructure for research and innovation policy studies 2 | Social Sciences and Humanities
Transnational Access Info:

RISIS gives access to 13 datasets for studying science and innovation
The datasets cover five critical dimensions: ERA dynamics (3 datasets), firm innovation dynamics (3 datasets), public sector research (3 datasets), research careers (3 datasets) and a repository on research and innovation policy evaluations.

No deadlines for requesting access - continous call.

Status: OPEN
SOLARNET | High-Resolution Solar Physics Network | Physics and Astronomy
Transnational Access Info:

SOLARNET offers to external users access to the most-advanced, largest and first-class infrastructures for high-resolution ground-based solar physics. Apart from the access offered by the world-class solar telescopes installed at the Canary Islands Observatories (GREGOR, VTT, THEMIS, and SST), is also offered access to IBIS/DST and ROSA/DST, key instruments for studying a variety of solar phenomena installed in a non-European facility: the US Dunn Solar Telescope (DST) of the NSO.

SOLARNET provides access the most demanded European Science Data Centre, providing data gathered by the solar satellite HINODE (SDC Europe) and the Solar Dynamics Observatory (BE-WISSDOM and GSC-SDO). Access to the database repositories is freely provided through internet connection.

Status: CLOSED
SYNTHESYS PLUS | Synthesis of systematic resources | Environment and Earth Sciences
Transnational Access Info:

SYNTHESYS+ is the final iteration of the programme, which builds upon previous SYNTHESYS projects which ran from February 2004 – July 2009; September 2009 – August 2013; and September 2013 - August 2017. All iterations of the SYNTHESYS programme have developed collections infrastructure with international partners, via discrete work packages coordinated under deliverables of Access, Networking, and Joint Research Activities. 

SYNTHESYS+ will lay the foundations for the Distributed System of Scientific Collections (DiSSCO), a massive scientific infrastructure project, which will see 115 European Museums from 21 Countries position their collections  at the centre of data-driven scientific excellence and innovation in environmental research, climate change, food security, one health and the bioeconomy.

Click here for more information on DiSSCO. 


SYNTHESYS aims to produce an accessible, integrated European resource for research users in the natural sciences. SYNTHESYS will create a shared, high quality approach to the management, preservation, and access to leading European natural history collections.

A core element in SYNTHESYS is to provide funded researcher visits (Access) to the 390,000,000 specimens housed by SYNTHESYS institutions. In particular, the 4,049,800 type specimens.

Status: CLOSED
Deadline: 26/03/2020
Next Deadline: 30/04/2020
AIDA-2020 | Advanced European Infrastructures for Detectors at Accelerators | Physics and Astronomy
Transnational Access Info:

AIDA -2020 aims to reinforce the Transnational Access to beam test,  irradiation test  and detector characterisation facilities by offering common and free TA to more than 900 users. 

There are no deadlines for applications; application and selection is a rolling process.

Project ends 30/04/2020.

Status: OPEN
iNEXT-Discovery | Infrastructure for transnational access and discovery in structural biology | Life sciences
Transnational Access Info:

iNEXT-Discovery offers all researchers from academia and industry (from Europe and beyond) access to high-end structural biology instrumentation and expertise, and stimulates training of visiting users either by on-site hands-on instruction or by workshops and courses. iNEXT-Discovery access is meant to set off discovery in “translational” research, i.e. research using structural biology equipment for applications in biomedical, biotechnological, biomaterial, food or environmental sciences.

iNEXT-Discovery started on February 1, 2020.

Proposals cannot be submitted yet.

Status: CLOSED
AQUAEXCEL2020 | AQUAculture infrastructures for EXCELlence in European fish research towards 2020 | Life sciences
Transnational Access Info:

AQUAEXCEL2020 integrates 39 top class European aquaculture research facilities that cover all relevant scientific fields, fish species and systems. The project will provide a single access portal to high-quality, harmonised services and resources tailored to the needs of the European aquaculture community, support and conduct world-class research and provide the basis for a European aquaculture innovation system from basic research to applied science.

New call opens every three months.


Status: CLOSED
Deadline: 06/03/2020
NFFA-Europe | Nanoscience Foundries & Fine Analysis | Material Sciences & Analytical Facilities
Transnational Access Info:

NFFA-EUROPE provides free access to state- of-the art tools for multidisciplinary, frontier research at the nanoscale: available techniques range from nanocharacterization to theory and numerical simulation.

Advanced infrastructures for growth, nano-lithography, nano-characterization, theory and simulation and fine-analysis with Synchrotron, FEL and Neutron radiation sources are integrated in a multi-site combination which users can access free of charge. This provides them with a unique, integrated access which is not currently available at single specialized sites.

Continuous calls. Projects will be collected for evaluations 4 times per year (15 January, 15 April, 15 July, 15 October at 17:00)

Status: CLOSED
PRACE | PRACE | e-Infrastructures
Transnational Access Info:

PRACE provides HPC resources to researchers and scientists from academia and industry  through 2 forms of access:

  • Preparatory Access is intended for short-term access to resources, for code-enabling and porting, required to prepare proposals for Project Access and to demonstrate the scalability of codes.
    Applications for Preparatory Access A and B are accepted at any time (see website): Quarterly cut off dates: 1st working day of the quarter (March; July; September; December), with a cut-off date every 3 months.
  • Project Access is for large-scale, computationally intensive projects. It is intended for individual researchers and research groups including multi-national research groups and can be used for 1-year production runs, as well as for 2-year or 3-year (Multi-Year Access) production runs.

Project Access is subject to the PRACE Peer Review Process, which includes technical and scientific review. Technical experts and leading scientists evaluate the proposals submitted in response to the bi-annual calls. Applications for Preparatory Access undergo technical review only.

 The 18th Call for Proposals for Project Access will be open from 4 September 2018 until 30 October 2018, 10:00 Brussels time.

The Eighth Call for Applications to SHAPE opens on Monday 1 October 2018 with a closing date of Saturday 1 December 2018. SHAPE= SME HPC Adoption Programme in Europe, invites applications from European SMEs with an interesting idea that would benefit from High Performance Computing for increasing their competitiveness.


Status: CLOSED
Deadline: 28/04/2020
POP2 | Performance Optimisation and Productivity 2 | e-Infrastructures
Transnational Access Info:

The Performance Optimisation and Productivity Centre of Excellence in Computing Applications provides performance optimisation and productivity services for (your?) academic AND industrial code(s) in all domains!

 The services are free of charge to organisations in the EU!

Services provided by POP

Application Performance Audit

Application Performance Plan



Status: OPEN
BIOEXCEL | Centre of Excellence for Biomolecular Research | e-Infrastructures
Transnational Access Info:

 BioExcel is a newly launched Centre of Excellence for provision of support to academic and industrial researchers in the use of high-performance computing (HPC) and high-throughput computing (HTC) in biomolecular research.

Centre activities are on

  1. Improvement of the performance and efficiency of software for biomolecular modelling (in particular GROMACS, HADDOCK and CPMD) to allow optimal usage and scaling of large supercomputer systems
  2. Improvement of the usability and accessibility of tools based on workflow systems such as KNIME, Galaxy, Apache Taverna or COMPSs
  3. Providing training and consultancy on the best practices in the field

As a Centre of Excellence, BioExcel gathers consultants with extensive experience in both HPC/HTC and the life sciences. They assist both academic and industrial researchers, as well as resource providers, with using and improving the supported tools for computational biomolecular research.

Status: OPEN
EVA-GLOBAL | European Virus Archive GLOBAL | Life sciences
Transnational Access Info:

Our ultimate goal is to provide global access to standardised diagnostic, therapeutic and research tools that will significantly enhance our efforts to control diseases and improve human and animal health. Being constantly updated, the EVAg Portal enable to provide an overview on all EVAg qualified resources and capacities: virus, reagents, platforms, protocols, processes as well as trainings and expertise available from all the partners .
This unique platform thus constitutes a cornerstone for virus research projects aimed at epidemic/pandemic preparedness and response, in providing both essential resources as well as a platform for the continuation of project-derived products.

Status: OPEN
CORBEL | Coordinated Research Infrastructures Building Enduring Life-science Services | Life sciences
Transnational Access Info:

CORBEL is an initiative of thirteen new biological and medical research infrastructures (BMS RIs), which together will create a platform for harmonised user access to biological and medical technologies, biological samples and data services required by cutting-edge biomedical research.

The 2nd CORBEL Open Call is now open. More than 20 facilities from 10 different research infrastructures across Biological and Medical Sciences have joined forces and combine their technologies and scientific expertise to support advanced research projects. Successful applicants will be offered open access to cutting-edge technologies and services available at research infrastructures working in fields such as biobanking, translational medicine, clinical research, curated databases, systems biology, mouse mutant phenotyping, marine model organisms, advanced imaging technologies, high-throughput screening or structural biology.

Project ends 31/05/2020

Status: CLOSED
ERIGrid | ERIGrid - connecting European Smart Grid Infrastructures | Engineering and Energy
Transnational Access Info:

By providing a pan-European research infrastructure ERIGrid supports the technology development as well as the roll out of Smart Grid solutions and concepts in Europe. It tackles a holistic, cyber-physical systems based approach by integrating 18 European research centres and institutions with outstanding research infrastructures and jointly develops common methods, concepts, and procedures. ERIGrid also integrates and enhances the necessary research services for analysing, validating and testing smart grid configurations. System level support and education for industrial and academic researchers is provided as well to foster future innovation.

ERIGrid addresses these challenging aims by providing a single entry point to the available research infrastructure and offering a broad spectrum of services to researchers active in Smart Grids. This will strengthen the technical leadership of Europe in the energy domain.

If you are looking for sophisticated smart grid infrastructure with top know-how and innovative installations for conducting your own experimental research, then ERIGrid offers an invaluable opportunity for you.

Having organised six rounds of Transnational Access in the past three years, ERIGrid has just completed the evaluation phase of the submitted proposals in the last 6th call. A number of TA user projects are still to be carried out in 2019-2020. 

Should there be any further opportunities of free lab access, you will be informed directly if you subscribe to the ERIGrid newsletter.

Project ends 30/04/2020.

Status: CLOSED
EUROCHAMP-2020 | EUROCHAMP-2020 | Environment and Earth Sciences
Transnational Access Info:

EUROCHAMP-2020 aims at further integrating the most advanced European atmospheric simulation chambers into a world-class infrastructure for research and innovation.

 EUROCHAMP-2020 incorporates a range of chamber platforms that are both diverse and highly versatile. EUROCHAMP-2020 is thus a basis for engaging the wider scientific community in more trans-disciplinary approaches to better understand the impacts of atmospheric processes in an integrated manner. This opens up exciting opportunities for researchers working in a range of areas such as health and cultural heritage, as well as in the broader environmental domain.

 Physical Access to the Chambers provides hands-on trans-national access to 16 of the chamber facilities in EUROCHAMP-2020. The research facilities are equipped with state-of-the-art equipment, a very high level of services, and the capacity to provide high quality, research drive training to young scientists and new users. 

Physical/Remote Access to Calibration Facilities provides access to 4 calibration centres in EUROCHAMP-2020. The calibration centres enable intercomparison of instruments and analytical procedures, but also provide support in the form of training and technical assistance. 

 The EUROCHAMP Data Centre provides scientists with free and open access to data from simulation chamber experiments as well as mature products and tools that support activities related to atmospheric observations and modelling:

  • The Database of Atmospheric Simulation Chamber Studies (DASCS)
  • The Library of Analytical Resources (LAR)
  • The Library of Advanced Data Products (LADP)

The call for TNA activities is continuous

Status: OPEN
AQUACOSM | EU network of mesocosms facilities for research on marine and freshwater ecosystems open for global collaboration. | Environment and Earth Sciences
Transnational Access Info:

Between Jan 2018 and Dec 2020 AQUACOSM will offer more than 11500 person-days of Transnational Access (TA) to more than 37 different leading and highly complementary European mesocosm facilities located at 18 AQUACOSM partners through Europe.

The mesocosm facilities represent a cross section of European aquatic ecosystems ranging from the Sub-Arctic to the Mediterranean, from mountains to lowlands, from freshwater to estuarine and fully marine systems, and spanning from ultra-oligotrophic to hyper-eutrophic conditions.

Status: CLOSED
ARIES | Accelerator Research and Innovation for European Science and Society | Physics and Astronomy
Transnational Access Info:

The ARIES project offers transnational access to 14 different testing facilities across Europe. The programme supports users to conduct testing within five separate domains:

  • Magnet testing
  • Material testing
  • Electron and proton beam testing
  • Radiofrequency testing
  • Plasma beam testing

Interested parties are encouraged to identify the facility most appropriate for their needs and to check their eligibility before applying.

Continuous call

Status: OPEN
SeaDataCloud | Further developing the pan-European infrastructure for marine and ocean data management | Environment and Earth Sciences
Transnational Access Info:

SeaDataNet is a standardized system for managing the large and diverse data sets collected by the oceanographic fleets and the automatic observation systems. The SeaDataNet infrastructure network and enhance the currently existing infrastructures, which are the national oceanographic data centres or data focal points of 34 countries, active in data collection. The networking of these professional data centres, in a unique virtual data management system provide integrated data sets of standardized quality on-line.

SeaDataCloud aims at considerably advancing SeaDataNet services and increasing their usage, adopting cloud and HPC technology for better performance.

Continous call.

Status: OPEN
INFRAVEC2 | Research infrastructures for the control of insect vector-borne diseases | Life sciences
Transnational Access Info:

The overall objective of the Infravec2 project is to integrate key specialized research facilities necessary for research excellence in insect vector biology, to open the infrastructure for access by researchers, and to develop new vector control measures targeting the greatest threats to human health and animal industries. Insect vectors transmit parasitic diseases such as malaria and leishmaniasis, and viral infections such as chikungunya, dengue, Zika, Japanese encephalitis and yellow fever. The 24 consortium partners hold the major European biosecure insectaries for experimental infection and containment of insect vectors under Containment Level 2 and 3 (CL2/CL3) conditions, other key insect vector facilities, and include front-line field sites in Africa, the Pacific, and the Americas.

 What products are available?

  • All major vectors infected with all major arboviruses as well as Plasmodium falciparum; custom conditions including time after infection, dissected tissues, RNA or DNA extracted, custom gene-silencing; Custom-produced genome-edited transgenic lines; Wild-collected samples; Live colonies of many species; Access to unusual vector species.
  • Access to powerful technology platforms such as vector deep-sequencing, bioinformatics, up to 100,000 mass-reared mosquitoes, high-throughput screening technologies, and tools to study insecticide resistance.
  • Physical access to state-of-the art insectaries to perform your experiments in vector infection with CL2/CL3 pathogens (arboviruses, P. falciparum); insect behavior and electrophysiology; insecticides.

Continuous call for applications, open 2017-2021

Status: OPEN
TRANSVAC2 | European Network of Vaccine Research and Development | Life sciences
Transnational Access Info:

TRANSVAC seeks to support vaccine-related projects currently in the preclinical phase of development. TRANSVAC’s goal is to further support and accelerate vaccine-related projects by providing access to the services and expertise contained within the TRANSVAC Infrastructure. Most technologies and experience are thereby free of charge.

TRANSVAC’s services are organised in four different platforms: “Technology”, “Immunocorrelates and System Biology”, “Animal Models” and “Clinical Trial Support”. Applicants are encouraged to follow an integrated approach by applying for complementing services. Suggestions for complementing services are shown in the overview diagram and under individual services.

TRANSVAC will operate a permanent call whereby applications may be submitted at any time and will be processed at pre-defined cut-off dates.



Applications can be submitted until April 15th. And COVID19 projects are encouraged to apply too.


Status: OPEN
VetBioNet | Veterinary Biocontained facility Network for excellence in animal infectiology research and experimentation | Life sciences
Transnational Access Info:

The principal aim of the VetBioNet infrastructure project is to establish and maintain a comprehensive network of pre-eminent high-containment (BSL3) research facilities, academic institutes, international organisations and industry partners that is dedicated to advance research on epizootic and zoonotic diseases and to promote technological developments.

It will provide free-of-charge access to the BSL3 facilities and technical resources of the consortium to researchers or enterprises proposing a sound project related to epizootic and zoonotic diseases.

Applications can be submitted at any time and will be processed within a pre-defined time schedule of approximately 6 weeks.

Status: OPEN
EPPN2020 | European Plant Phenotyping Network 2020 | Life sciences
Transnational Access Info:

EPPN2020 provides European public and private scientific sectors with access to a wide range of state-of-the-art plant phenotyping facilities, techniques and methods, and help boost the exploitation of genetic and genomic resources available for crop improvement that represents a major scientific challenge for this coming decade.

In total 31 state-of-the-art installations from 15 different institutions across Europe are available. The installations represent a diverse set of facilities for plant phenotyping with a focus on: i) no-invasive high throughput phenotyping under controlled conditions, ii) destructive sampling aiming at assessing underlying traits helping to understand the genetic variability of different plant processes, iii) controlled field facilities allowing users to control rainfall and/or the concentration of air CO2 together with high-definition non-invasive sensors.

 Next Call is expected to be launched in spring 2020.


Status: CLOSED
CERIC | Central European Research Infrastructure Consortium | Material Sciences & Analytical Facilities
Transnational Access Info:

CERIC-ERIC offers access to nearly 50 different and complementary state of the art techniques, distributed in 8 countries, with the submission of single or multi-technique proposals through a single entry point. A detailed description of the facilities available in CERIC can be found here.


  • Neutron research beamlines in Budapest
  • Synchrotron radiation beamlines in Trieste
  • Laboratory scattering facility in Graz
  • Tandem accelerator facility in Zagreb
  • Surface science laboratory in Prague
  • Electron spin resonance and electron microscopy in Bucharest
  • Nuclear magnetic resonance facility in Ljubljana
Status: CLOSED
Deadline: 31/03/2020
BRISK 2 | Biofuels Research Infrastructure for Sharing Knowledge II | Engineering and Energy
Transnational Access Info:

BRISK2 will give access to researchers from EU and qualifying countries to carry out training research at any of the 15 project partners’ facilities across Europe.

Researchers will be able to apply to visit any BRISK2 research partner located outside of their home country to utilise biomass conversion research facilities. BRISK2 will pay for transnational access (TA) along with a grant for travel and subsistence.

BRISK2 will begin accepting formal applications for Transnational Access from August 2017

Applications are accepted year round and are pooled for assessment twice per year until 2022 according to the following dates: deadline October 1st and April 1st

Status: CLOSED
Deadline: 01/04/2020
Next Deadline: 01/10/2020
CALIPSOplus | Convenient Access to Light Sources Open to Innovation, Science and to the World | Material Sciences & Analytical Facilities
Transnational Access Info:

The aim of the CALIPSOplus project is to remove barriers for access to world-class accelerator-based light sources in Europe and in the Middle East. To this end more than 82,500 hours of trans-national access are provided to these research infrastructures and specific programmes are in place to teach new users how to successfully use synchrotrons and FELs (access to synchrotrons, FEL-IR, FEL-X-ray, Hard X-ray).

For more information about the funding procedure for Trans-national Access within CALIPSOplus please visit the website of each facility you are interested in.


Status: OPEN
PedCRIN | Paediatric Clinical Research Infrastructure Network | Life sciences
Transnational Access Info:

PedCRIN brings together ECRIN and the European Paediatric Clinical Trial Research Infrastructure (EPCTRI) to develop capacity for multinational paediatric clinical trials.

PedCRIN has launched a call for multinational clinical studies in children and neonates, to support multinational extension of paediatric clinical studies funded in the coordinating country.


Status: CLOSED
SERA | Seismology and Earthquake Engineering Research Infrastructure Alliance for Europe | Environment and Earth Sciences
Transnational Access Info:

SERA  offers a combined and integrated access to the largest collection of high-class experimental facilities for earthquake engineering in Europe – and worldwide – including reaction walls, shake tables, bearing testing facilities and centrifuges, to two facilities for integrated studies on geotechnical site effects and engineering seismology, and to a unique infrastructure in Europe for array seismology.

SERA also offers virtual access to data and products in seismology, engineering seismology and anthropogenic seismicity


Status: OPEN
EUSMI | EUROPEAN SOFT MATTER INFRASTRUCTURE | Material Sciences & Analytical Facilities
Transnational Access Info:

EUSMI provides the community of European soft-matter researchers with an open-access infrastructure as a platform to support and extend their research, covering characterization, synthesis, and modeling.

Access is offered to infrastructures covering the full chain of functional soft-matter material research, ranging from advanced material characterization by a full suite of specialized experimental installations, including large-scale facilities, chemical synthesis of a full set of soft-matter materials, up-scaling of laboratory synthesis, to modeling by high-performance supercomputing.

There are no deadlines, proposals are evaluated upon arrivals


Status: OPEN
ASSEMBLE Plus | Association of European Marine Biological Laboratories Expanded | Environment and Earth Sciences
Transnational Access Info:

ASSEMBLE Plus brings together 32 marine stations and institutes with modern research infrastructures and track-records of unique service provision, from various regions of the world's oceans and seas, under the leadership of the European Marine Biological Resource Centre (EMBRC), an ESFRI consortium developed from the previous ASSEMBLE (FP7) partnership.

Trans-national Access (TA) is either on-site or remote.

The marine stations provide access to a high diversity of marine environments: from the high Arctic (IOPAN) and Antartic (NERC-BAS) to the tropics (IUI and NIOZ-CNSI) and the mid-Atlantic ridge (CCMAR, IMAR). Within mainland Europe, access is provided to the Mediterranean, the Atlantic and the Baltic Sea. Habitats comprise estuaries (e.g. SZN (ISMAR), CCMAR, AWI, IOPAN, UG), mega-tidal seas (UPMC, SBR), cold-water coral reefs (UGOT, NUIG, SAMS), brackish seas and sea ice communities (IOPAN, UH: TSZ, ARI, HBS), near-shore deep sea (HCMR, UPMC-OOV, NUIG, UGOT, SAMS) and volcanic seeps (high CO2 – low pH; HCMR, SZN, IMAR).

The ASSEMBLE Plus Service Offer access system describes all the resources available to users for on site and/or remote access; and allows their request, through the brief description of a research project. 

Status: CLOSED
Deadline: 24/04/2020
HEMERA | Integrated access to balloon-borne platforms for innovative research and technology | Physics and Astronomy
Transnational Access Info:

HEMERA is a Reseach Infrastructure which integrates a large starting community in the field of tropospheric and stratospheric balloon-borne research, to make existing balloon facilities available to all scientific teams in the European Union, Canada and associated countries. The complementary of the HEMERA members’ capabilities in the field of balloon systems and operations will offer an easy and enhanced service to the scientific community. A wide range of scientific and technical themes are addressed, such as astronomy, atmospheric physics and chemistry, climate research, fundamental physics, biology, space research and technology.


Status: CLOSED
Deadline: 13/12/2019
INSPIRE | Infrastructure in Proton International Research | Life sciences
Transnational Access Info:

Inspire’s Transnational Access infrastructure is dedicated to providing free access to research rooms in clinical proton beam therapy centres across Europe.

Transnational Access is an opportunity to promote excellent science through trans-European collaboration, rather than the provision of a service. In this way Europe’s research capabilities and expertise in the field will grow and it will harness the potential of researchers that do not normally have access to Proton Beam Therapy technology.

Status: OPEN
EUROVOLC | European Network of Observatories and Research Infrastructures for Volcanology | Environment and Earth Sciences
Transnational Access Info:

EUROVOLC Transnational and Virtual Accesses aim to offer an unpreceded wide portfolio of access managed by worldwide, top-level research teams to the volcanological community. EUROVOLC organizes the access to the EU volcanoes in Italy, Iceland, French overseas territories, and Portugal. The strategic interchange of EUROVOLC with EPOS will allow the project community to access the EPOS-IP Volcano Observatory Thematic Core Service (VO-TCS) benefiting of the service resources; though at the same time will enrich VO-TCS with the new data and products coming from EUROVOLC outcomes. EUROVOLC accesses will offer the opportunity to investigate natural phenomena from field observations to interpretation of processes, and their modelling and stochastic prediction. Hence the foreseen TAs and VAs cover more than one of the transversal themes proposed by EUROVOLC.

Next TA call is expected to open in July 2020.

Status: OPEN
ELEXIS | European Lexicographic Infrastructure | Social Sciences and Humanities
Transnational Access Info:

ELEXIS will integrate, extend and harmonise national and regional  efforts in the field of lexicography, both modern and historical, with the goal of creating a sustainable infrastructure which will enable efficient access to high quality lexical data in the digital age, and bridge the gap between more advanced and lesser-resourced scholarly communities working on lexicographic resources.

The first call for visiting grants is now closed (5 visiting grants).

ELEXIS project provides cost-free access for academic institutions in the EU to infrastructures provided by the project partners. The number of available resources will grow in the course of the project. There are no financial implications to the institutions for accessing them:

  • the Sketch Engine corpus query, corpus building and corpus management system allows users to build and work with 300+ text corpora in over 90 languages and 20 scripts.
  • Lexonomy is a cloud-based dictionary writing and also online dictionary publishing system which is highly scalable to adapt to large dictionary projects as well as small lexicographic works such as editing and online publishing of domain-specific glossaries or terminology resources


Status: CLOSED
Deadline: 29/01/2020
TERRINet | The European Robotics Research Infrastructure Network | Engineering and Energy
Transnational Access Info:

TERRINet aims to enable different users (researchers, entrepreneurs, students, …) to obtain easy access to various installations at providers’ infrastructures to fully exploit their potential and multiply their impact on research and innovation

The next call is open continously with cut-off every 4 months.

Status: OPEN
Deadline: 31/05/2020
Next Deadline: 30/09/2020
EUMarineRobots | EUMarineRobots - Marine robotics research infrastructure network | Engineering and Energy
Transnational Access Info:

Our proposal is to build a network of marine robotics RIs to help ensure that the EU remains a world-leader in ocean science and engineering, with a thriving maritime industry. The proposed RI will enable, expand and reduce risk of access to next-generation marine robotics technologies and operational expertise and will build confidence in end-users to accelerate the adoption of next-generation marine robotics for the marine sector as a whole.

To do so we will have a series of Trans-national access activities (TNA) with the focus of:

  • providing a coherent framework for stakeholders to gain access to both the “standard” and the “developing” capacities of the RI providing access to appropriate levels of training and best-practices, to build sustainability by educating the next generation of practitioners
  • providing access to experimental activities proposed by external partners or use-cases that are chosen to provide a broad cross-section of experimental opportunities for end-users

Through all this EUMarineRobots is making available a huge range of marine robotic and support infrastructure with a capital value of well in-excess of €500M and its associated support personnel.


Status: CLOSED
Deadline: 15/04/2020
ARICE | Arctic Research Icebreaker Consortium | Environment and Earth Sciences
Transnational Access Info:

ARICE will provide transnational access to four European and two international research icebreakers for European scientists. Access is granted based on scientific excellence of the research proposals, which researchers need to submit during the application process. The participating icebreakers are:

  • PRV Polarstern, Germany
  • IB Oden, Sweden
  • RV Kronprins Haakon, Norway
  • RRS Sir David Attenborough, United Kingdom
  • CCGS Amundsen, Canada
  • RV Sikuliaq, United States of America


Status: CLOSED
NanoCommons | The European Nanotechnology Community Informatics Platform: Bridging data and disciplinary gaps for industry and regulators | e-Infrastructures
Transnational Access Info:

NanoCommons is driven by the European nanosafety, nanomedicine and emerging materials research and regulatory communities need for an e-infrastructure providing a standardised, reproducible and interoperable way to access all available data, knowledge and analysis and modelling tools that have been adapted and verified as suitable for application to nanomaterials. It will deliver a sustainable and openly accessible nanoinformatics framework (knowledgebase and integrated computational tools, supported by expert advice, data interpretation and training), for assessment of the risks of NMs, their products and their formulations.

Through transnational access calls, it will provide  access to the data, methods and tools collected or produced under the project, along with expert guidance in their use and in experimental design and workflows to harmonise data quality into the future.


Status: OPEN
EDIReX | EurOPDX Distributed Infrastructure for Research on patient-derived cancer Xenografts | Life sciences
Transnational Access Info:

Patient-derived tumour xenografts (PDX) are now widely embraced by the scientific community as important preclinical tools for cancer biomarker discovery and drug development. However, they are costly and time-consuming to develop. As such, data sharing and collaboration has been essential to the growth of this research field, but is still limited by a lack of central guidance and suitable infrastructures.

Altogether, the members of the EurOPDX Consortium have established a panel of more than 1,500 subcutaneous and orthotopic PDX models for more than 30 pathologies. These models and their phenotypic and molecular traits have been poorly visible outside of publications in scientific journals or presentations at congresses, and are so far only accessible through discrete collaborative projects.

As part of the EDIReX grant, 3 trans-national access calls will be launched by the EurOPDX Research Infrastructure between 2018 and 2020. TA offers academic and industry researchers from Europe and worldwide the opportunity to remotely access the patient-derived tumour xenografts (PDX) models, services, and expertise of the EurOPDX Research Infrastructure.


Status: CLOSED
Deadline: 31/03/2020
Next Deadline: 16/06/2020
IBISBA 1.0 | Industrial Biotechnology Innovation and Synthetic Biology Accelerator | Life sciences
Transnational Access Info:

IBISBA 1.0 aims to support Biotechnology research and help the European biotechnology academia and industries to develop innovative solutions for the future, by improving and facilitating access to state-of-the-art research facilities throughout Europe. These include bioreactors, models and decision-support systems, laboratories and other facilities. The Transnational Access Programme offers external users free access to the 17 IBISBA 1.0 specialized research structures and facilities.

To get the latest information about TNA, you can subscribe to TNA Alert

Status: CLOSED
Deadline: 22/10/2019
EU_FT-ICR_MS | European Network of Fourier-Transform Ion-Cyclotron-Resonance Mass Spectrometry Centers | Material Sciences & Analytical Facilities
Transnational Access Info:

EU_FT-ICR_MS proposal aims to establish a European network of FT-ICR (Fourier Transform Ion Cyclotron Resonance) mass spectrometry (MS) centers in association with a manufacturer and a SME software company. Mass spectrometry (MS) has become the most ubiquitous analytical techniques in use today, providing more information on the composition and the structure of a substance from a smaller amount of sample than any other techniques.

The network includes centers equipped with up-to-date FT-ICR MS and expertise which will cover most of the field in which FT-ICR mass spectrometry is involved: BioOrganic & BioInorganic, Cultural heritage, Glycomics, Environment, Imaging, InfraRed Spectroscopy of Ions in the Gas Phase, Lipidomics, Medicine, Petroleum & Coal Oil, Nanoparticles, Organic chemistry, Physical chemistry, Proteomics, Structural biology.

To gain access to one of the centers, you have to submit a inquiry through the  proposal system . Submissions are welcome at any time. The evaluation procedure should lead to an answer to the proposer within 4 weeks of the submission date.

Status: OPEN
SmartCow | An integrated infrastructure for increased research capability and innovation in the European cattle sector | Environment and Earth Sciences
Transnational Access Info:

SmartCow integrates key European cattle research infrastructures to promote their coordinated use and development and thereby help the European cattle sector face the challenge of sustainable production. Covering all the relevant scientific fields and the diversity of cattle types and production systems, SmartCow will provide the academic and private research communities with easy access to 11 major research infrastructures from 7 countries (18 installations) of high quality services and resources.

Support from the SmartCow budget covers the operating costs of facilities, but not the external users’ own costs.

Overall, SmartCow TNA Calls will be able to support up to 30 research projects representing a total of 10.000 “cow-weeks” (number of animals * number of experimental weeks).

Status: CLOSED
Deadline: 30/09/2019
EnABLES | European Infrastructure Powering the Internet of Things | Engineering and Energy
Transnational Access Info:

EnABLES integrates key European research infrastructures in powering the Internet of Things (IoT). Six research institutes together with five knowledge hubs of excellence will address the long term needs of energy management in self-powered smart sensor systems as required by IoT innovation.

To access the facilities, you have to become member of the EnABLES network. A sign-up page allows you to become a member of the EnABLES network and receive specific information on EnABLES technologies, details about upcoming events and news. From the sign-up page you can also make a more detailed enquiry, giving a brief description of your access interest. This important step will ensure that the specific technologies/facilities you require are available and that you are eligible before you go through the formal Access Application procedure.

Application and selection of the proposals to grant access is a rolling process.

EnABLES offers virtual access to the following data (for registered users):

Status: OPEN
EMSO-link | European Multidisciplinary Seafloor and water-column Observatory | Environment and Earth Sciences
Transnational Access Info:

EMSO is a large scale, distributed, marine Research Infrastructure of fixed-point observatories serving marine science researchers, marine technology engineers, policy makers, and the public. EMSO consists of ocean observation systems for sustained monitoring of environmental processes end their interactions. The variables address natural hazards, climate change, and marine ecosystems. Via the H2020 funded project EMSO-link, a call  is now open to offer free-of-charge access  to three EMSO ERIC facilities where external measuring systems can be installed, including instruments, systems, new technologies and where new procedures/experiments can be tested/take place. The list of observatories offered for TNA are designed to offer the broadest scientific and technological capabilities to future users in the framework of TNA.

Status: CLOSED
EOSC-hub | EOSC-hub | e-Infrastructures
Transnational Access Info:

EOSC-hub brings together multiple service providers to create the Hub: a single contact point for European researchers and innovators to discover, access, use and reuse a broad spectrum of resources for advanced data-driven research.

For researchers, this will mean a broader access to services supporting their scientific discovery and collaboration across disciplinary and geographical boundaries.

The project mobilises providers from the EGI Federation, EUDAT CDI, INDIGO-DataCloud and other major European research infrastructures to deliver a common catalogue of research data, services and software for research. 

EOSC-hub collaborates closely with GÉANT and the EOSCpilot and OpenAIRE-Advance projects to deliver a consistent service offer for research communities across Europe.

EOSC-hub is funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement 777536. The generous EU funding received by the project is complemented with a contribution from the EGI Foundation and its participants, and in-kind contributions made available by service providers of the EGI Federation.

Status: OPEN
Deadline: 31/12/2020
EMP | European Microkelvin Platform | Physics and Astronomy
Transnational Access Info:

The European Microkelvin Platform (EMP) is a consortium of 17 partners which have an extensive portfolio of capacities and expertise in ultralow temperature physics. The EMP has been established in 2014 und provides access to the milli- and microkelvin temperature regime. Since the lowest accessible temperatures are continuously falling, we also lay considerable weight on improving and upgrading our infrastructure. These advances allow us, and our users from across Europe, to study new phenomena, thereby generating new knowledge, applications and commercial opportunities. We have a particular interest in the benefits of ultralow temperature physics for driving forward the inter-related areas of quantum materials, nanoscience, and quantum technology. The activities of the EMP hold enormous potential for innovation.


The call for TNA applications is continous.

Status: OPEN
RADIATE | Research And Development with Ion Beams – Advancing Technology in Europe | Material Sciences & Analytical Facilities
Transnational Access Info:

RADIATE aims to provide easy, flexible and efficient access to researchers from academia and industry to European ion beam facilities. Over the course of the project’s run-time, more than 15.800 hours of transnational access (TA) will be offered at 11 of RADIATE’s project partners.

Through transnational access, RADIATE is able to offer a wide range of ion beams of all stable elements in the periodic table from low to high ion energies. RADIATE unifies diverse but complementary facilities across Europe and creates a coherent network.

RADIATE will diversify, widen, and deepen transnational access. The main objective is to enlarge the community of ion beam technologies to users from new disciplines and new industries. The aim is to have a sustainable increase in new users by the end of the project. RADIATE will do so by catering to the specific needs of new, first time users and offer sample preparation, characterization, quality assurance, clean room, and sample storage amongst other things.


The call for TNA applications is continous.

Status: OPEN
STRONG-2020 | The strong interaction at the frontier of knowledge: fundamental research and applications | Physics and Astronomy
Transnational Access Info:

TA-LNF is the acronym for Transnational Access (TA) to the Research Infrastructure Frascati National Laboratories (LNF) of Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare.
The objective of TA-LNF is to provide researchers from European Member States and Associated Countries with free access to the facilities of LNF. The external users take advantage of infrastructural, logistical, technological and scientific support (including travel and subsistence). Transnational Access is one of the three blocks of activities (Networking, Joint Research, Transnational and Virtual Access) which are the pillars of the Integrating Activity STRONG-2020.

Status: CLOSED
EASI-Genomics | European Advanced infraStructure for Innovative Genomics | Life sciences
Transnational Access Info:

EASI-Genomics will provide free-of-charge sequencing and data analysis services to selected projects. Researchers from academia or industry willing to benefit from this opportunity will have to submit complete proposals responding to the EASI-Genomics Calls, through the online application platform established for this purpose. Eligible proposals will be evaluated by external reviewers, and eventually selected and allocated to one of the EASI-Genomics facilities. The sections below summarize the application, selection, and implementation processes.

The partners of EASI-Genomics offer a wide range of next generation sequencing applications and a high level of expertise.

Status: CLOSED
EPIC-XS | European Proteomics Infrastructure Consortium providing Access | Life sciences
Transnational Access Info:


EPIC-XS supports all European member states and associated countries as well as International laboratories (in a more limited capacity), to perform proteomics research across a trans-national platform.

National access is permitted only in situations where a particular generic technologies e.g. 2D gel electrophoresis, in gel digestion etc  are available at multiple locations and the user cannot claim travel expenses when availing of national access and is limited to 10% of access capacity of the site.


A total infrastructure of over 80 state-of-the-art mass spectrometers are available in eleven transnational access sites.

Our team  have over 30 Orbitrap’s, more than 10 Q – TOF’s, and  5 Triple Quad’s. The platform also houses a series of MALDI-TOF/TOF’s and FT-ICR high resolution instruments. Different access sites will host projects with different requirements according to the technological expertise available  (e.g. PTM analysis, membrane protein analysis, Bio-imaging, native structure analysis, native MS).

Status: CLOSED
Deadline: 31/03/2020
HPC-EUROPA3 | Transnational Access Programme for a Pan-European Network of HPC Research Infrastructures and Laboratories for scientific computing | e-Infrastructures
Transnational Access Info:

HPC-Europa3 Transnational Access programme offers:

  • access to world-class HPC systems to academic and industrial researchers
  • scientific collaboration with host researchers in any field
  • technical support by the HPC centres
  • travel and living expenses reimbursed

HPC-Europa3 Transnational Access programme goals are:

  • more than 1098 visitors supported in the next four years
  • about 100 million CPU hours offered

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Status: CLOSED
Deadline: 14/05/2020
Next Deadline: 17/09/2020
ReIReS | Research Infrastructure on Religious Studies | Social Sciences and Humanities
Transnational Access Info:

ReIReS offers International Scholarships in Religious Studies:

Scholars from any academic discipline are invited to apply for a scholarship to spend typically two weeks in one of 14 outstanding European research centres (libraries and archives) in Belgium, Bulgaria, France, Germany, and Italy to carry out their research project in historical religious studies.


ReIReS grants:

  • Free travel and accommodation.
  • Free access to physical and virtual sources under the guidance of experts.

Libraries and Archives which offer ReIReS Scholarships for Transnational Access

Please click on the links above for detailed information on the institutions and their holdings and the services of ReIReS.

All these centres and libraries hold relevant collections for the history of Judaism, Christianity, Islam, and also Ancient and non European Religions. They grant access to their collections of manuscripts, rare books, documents and materials which allow research concerning religious studies and interreligious and interconfessional dialogue throughout history.

Status: OPEN
Deadline: 05/07/2020
Next Deadline: 10/03/2020