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).

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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.

The third call for visiting grants is open. Deadline 8 April 2018

In this call, 11 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.

Deadline: 08/04/2018
EUFAR2 | European Facility for Airborne Research in Environmental and Geo-sciences | Environment and Earth Sciences
Transnational Access Info:

Within EUFAR, Transnational Access (TA) is offered to 17 instrumented aircraft ranging from a low- and slow-flying small single-engine aircraft (ENDURO) to a 4-engine jet aircraft that is capable of carrying several tons of instrumentation payload (BAe146). In addition, 3 specialist instruments (VITO-APEX, DLR-HIS and DLR-SAR) are separately available through TA. The funding offered to successful applicants provides an allocation of flight hours on the selected aircraft. It also provides a small amount of Travel and Subsistence (T&S) funding to enable Principal Investigators and other user-group members to participate in the planning and execution of the field campaign.

Different deadlines per research team. See website

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.

 

The next INTERACT Transnational/Remote Access call will be open 13 Aug – 12th Oct 2018

Deadline: 12/10/2018
LASERLAB-EUROPE | The Integrated Initiative of European Laser Research Infrastructures | Material Sciences & Analytical Facilities
Transnational Access Info:

Laserlab-Europe offers transnational access to top-quality laser research facilities in a highly co-ordinated fashion for the benefit of the European research community.

Proposals are accepted at any time with the exception of some facilities with specific deadlines (see website)

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
Deadline: 15/12/2018
Next Deadline: 30/09/2019
OPTICON 2 | Optical Infrared Co-ordination Network for Astronomy | Physics and Astronomy
Transnational Access Info:

OPTICON’s Trans National Access (TNA) ambitions are twofold. The first is to deliver open access to the most appropriate facilities for cutting edge research on Europe’s medium sized telescopes.

The second TNA ambition is completely new, and visionary. Time Domain astronomy (TDA), the study of variable sources, is the fastest growing branch of astronomy. Major facilities in space and on-ground, operating across all wavelengths and beyond the electromagnetic spectrum to include neutrinos, cosmic rays, and (now) gravitational waves, are dedicated to discovery of transients, including exo-planets. However while it is relatively easy to discover, for example, a supernova, it is much harder to collect the essential follow-up observations (photometry and spectroscopy) to allow classification and subsequent scientific exploitation. Distributed (often robotic) arrays of specialised rapid-response facilities are required. The community ranges from enthusiastic amateur astronomers to major collaborations.We will coordinate and where necessary train these communities, providing the crucial common software and prototype hardware systems needed to deliver characterised science quality data, and to implement effective facility integration. We will provide a central data resource with global open access ensuring added value, data preservation and maximal utility.

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 next available call will be at the start of February 2018.

Deadline: 31/08/2017
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).

 

Deadline: 01/02/2018
RISIS | Research infrastructure for research and innovation policy studies | 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 deadline for requesting access

ACTRIS-2 | Aerosols, Clouds, and Trace gases Research InfraStructure | Environment and Earth Sciences
Transnational Access Info:

ACTRIS-2 provides a coordinated framework to support and facilitate hands-on access of researchers to 18 world-class observing platforms in Europe within the transnational access (TNA) programme. The observational facilities offering TNA are representative for their uniqueness within Europe, offering a comprehensive measurement programme at the forefront of the advancement of research in the specific domains covered within ACTRIS (vertical aerosol distribution, in-situ aerosol properties, trace gases, cloud-aerosol observations) together with state-of-the-art equipment, high level of services, and capacity to provide research-driven training to young scientists and new users. Except for the very new stations, all TNA platforms can document long record and experience of access to external researchers or research teams.

The ACTRIS Data Centre web portal allows you to search, analyse, and download atmospheric composition data from a multitude of data archives. The data results from the activities of the ACTRIS infrastructure network complemented with data from other relevant networks, and gives free access to atmospheric observational data to analyze atmospheric composition.

Call for access are open and continuous (no deadline)

AHEAD | Integrated Activities for the High Energy Astrophysics Domain | Physics and Astronomy
Transnational Access Info:

AHEAD integrate key research infrastructures for on-ground test and calibration of space-based sensors and electronics and promote their coordinated use. In parallel, the best facilities for data analysis of high-energy astrophysical observatories will be made available to the European community.

Call 1. Trans-national access to ground and test facilities . Deadline 30 June 2018

Call 2. Visitor Program: Deadline 5 January 2018

Call 3. Trans-national access to X-ray data analysis: 5 January 2018

Deadline: 30/06/2018
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. 

Continuous call.

ASCENT | Access to European Nanoelectronics Network | Material Sciences & Analytical Facilities
Transnational Access Info:

ASCENT provides access to the world’s most advanced 14 nm and beyond-CMOS nanoelectronics data and test structures in Europe’s leading nanofabrication research institutes. The institutes involved have extensive advanced semiconductor processing fabrication facilities, flexible nanofabrication facilities, advanced electrical characterization equipment and expertise in atomistic and TCAD modeling.

ASCENT gives access to fhe following data  for registered users:

    Process design kits (PDK) for partners technology
    Transistor and test structure specifications
    Electrical characterisation data
    Characterisation and test data provided by ASCENT users

Continuous call.

 

Deadline: 30/06/2017
EHRI | European Holocaust Research Infrastructure | Social Sciences and Humanities
Transnational Access Info:

The EHRI fellowships are intended to support and stimulate Holocaust research by facilitating international access to key archives and collections related to the Holocaust as well as archival and digital humanities knowhow. The fellowships intend to support researchers, archivists, curators, and younger scholars, especially PhD candidates with limited resources. The fellowships are funded by the European Union under the rules of transnational access and are thus principally open to applicants working at institutions established in member (the EU-28) and associate states. 

The EHRI Portal/VRE is a a free-to-use online environment that offers researchers and other interested parties access to all the data integrated and created by the project, and features a range of tools that facilitate the exploration, sharing and enhancement of these data.

Open call with evaluation cut-offs every 9 months (see dates hereunder)

Deadline: 31/12/2017
eLTER | European Long-Term Ecosystem and socio-ecological Research Infrastructure | Environment and Earth Sciences
Transnational Access Info:

eLTER  offers  in-person  (physical)  Transnational  Access  (TA)  to  18  well-equipped,  long-term ecosystem research sites across major European socioeconomic and environmental gradients in 17 countries. The eLTER TA scheme is aimed at: 
• Scientific users, particularly the new generation of ecological and socio-ecological scientists 
• SMEs and larger industries interested in relevant technological developments
• Other stakeholders interested in data and other services provided by eLTER H2020.

 

The 3rd call is now closed (11 March).

Deadline: 11/03/2018
EPN2020-RI | EUROPLANET 2020 Research Infrastructure | Physics and Astronomy
Transnational Access Info:

Europlanet 2020 RI is a new Research Infrastructure that is addressing key scientific and technological challenges facing modern planetary science by providing open access to state-of-the-art research data, models and facilities across the European Research Area.  

Europlanet 2020 RI provides:

  • Transnational access to world-leading laboratory facilities that simulate conditions found on planetary bodies as well as specific analogue field sites for Mars, Europa and Titan.
  • Virtual access to diverse datasets and visualisation tools needed for comparing and understanding planetary environments in the Solar System and beyond.

 

The next call will open on 2nd November 2017.  The closing date for proposals will be 1st March 2018 at 12.00 (noon), CEST (Brussels, Paris time)..

Deadline: 01/03/2018
iNEXT | Infrastructure for NMR, EM and X-ray crystallography for translational research | Life sciences
Transnational Access Info:

iNEXT offers access to infrastructures to study the structure and function of biological macromolecules and their assemblies, and aspires to promote biomedicine, biotechnology, and biomaterials, involving scientists with or without previous experience in structural biology.

Continuous call.

IPERION CH | Integrated Platform for the European Research Infrastructure ON Cultural Heritage | Social Sciences and Humanities
Transnational Access Info:

IPERION CH makes world-class scientific tools and knowledge available to Heritage scientists through three integrated Trans-National Access platforms:
    ARCHLAB: access to specialised knowledge and organized scientific information – including technical images, analytical data and conservation documentation – in datasets largely unpublished from tenlarge archives of prestigious European museums, galleries and research institutions.
    FIXLAB: access to large-scale facilities (synchrotrons, neutron sources, accelerators) uniquely also having expertise in CH, for sophisticated scientific investigations on samples or whole objects, revealing their micro-structures and chemical compositions, giving essential and invaluable insights into CH historical technologies, materials, alteration and degradation phenomena.
    MOLAB: access to an impressive collection of advanced mobile analytical instrumentation for non-invasive measurements on precious, fragile or immovable objects, archaeological sites and historical monuments. The MObileLABoratory allows its users to implement complex multi-technique diagnostic projects, permitting the most effective in situ investigations.

TNA calls have 2 deadlines per year, in February and in September

 

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 open every three months.

 

Deadline: 15/03/2018
Hydralab+ | Hydralab + - Adaptation for Climate Change | Engineering and Energy
Transnational Access Info:

HYDRALAB+ supports transnational access to 18 large and unique experimental facilities designed for flow, wave, and ice research.

The experimental facilities we are making available are designed for research across a range of disciplines, including hydraulics, geophysical hydrodynamics, morphodynamics, ecohydraulics, ice engineering and hydraulic structures

SoBigData | Social Mining & Big Data Ecosystem: a research infrastructure | Social Sciences and Humanities
Transnational Access Info:

Transnational Access supports short term visits  (between 1 week and 2 months) of researchers or teams at one of the installations of SoBigData that provides big data computing platforms, big social data resources, and cutting-edge computational methods:

  • Interact with the local experts
  • discuss research questions 
  • run experiments on non-public datasets and methods
  • present results at workshops/seminars

The access is granted through project calls in one of the following forms:

  • Exploratory projects are research experiments bound to multi-disciplinary themes and are expected to target data scientists from multiple disciplines.
  • Open call, blue-sky projects are targeted at researchers wishing to explore the infrastructure for their own research topics.

 

3rd call for transnational access is open. Deadline 20 April 2018

The Virtual Access offers online services for big data and social mining research. A web front-end comprising of a catalogue of SoBigData resources (data and services) and a set of SoBigData Virtual Research Environments (VREs). 

VREs are web-based working environments equipped with a number of applications, enabling scientists to have access to the set of data, services, and algorithms needed to perform their investigation in a collaborative way.

Deadline: 20/04/2018
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)

Deadline: 16/04/2018
EU-NCL | European Nanomedicine Characterisation Laboratory | Material Sciences & Analytical Facilities
Transnational Access Info:

The EU-NCL aims at fostering innovation in Nanomedicine by providing access to state of the art full characterisation of nanomaterials intended for medical applications, developed by public labs, spin –offs and innovative SMEs. The EU-NCL shall also serve as a European knowledge base for researchers and industry ensuring that European knowledge is documented in Europe for the benefit of the European economy, healthcare systems and patients.

EU-NCL call for access will accept continuous application with bi-annual review campaign in April and October each year.

ECCSEL | European Carbon Dioxide Capture and Storage Research Infrastructure | Energy
Transnational Access Info:

ECCSEL has established and provides access to a world class research infrastructure (RI) in Europe for CO2 capture, transport and storage (CCS) technologies research.
The ECCSEL consortium teams up selected Centres of Excellence on Carbon Capture, Transport and Storage research (CCS) from 9 countries across Europe providing access to 43 research facilities.

The last TNA call is closed

ENVRI PLUS | Environmental Research Infrastructures Providing Shared Solutions for Science and Society | Environment and Earth Sciences
Transnational Access Info:

ENVRIplus gathers all domains of Earth system science – Atmospheric domain, Marine domain, Biosphere and Solid Earth domain to work together, capitalize the progress made in various disciplines and strengthen interoperability amongst Research Infrastructures and domains.

ENVRIplus offers opportunities for free-of-charge transnational access to selected user groups to four research facilities in cross-cutting areas in Europe: ATMOSPHERE, BIOSPHERE, MARINE, AND SOLID EARTH domain. This call is 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.

17th call for proposals for project access is open. Deadline 2 May (project access and multi-year access)

 SHAPE 7th Call for Applications opens from 3 April to 1 June 2018. SHAPE stands for SME HPC Adoption Programme in Europe and invites applications from European SMEs with an interesting idea that would benefit from High Performance Computing for increasing their competitiveness.

 

Deadline: 02/05/2018
Next Deadline: 01/06/2018
EarthServer-2 | Agile Analytics on Big Data Cubes | e-Infrastructures
Transnational Access Info:

EarthServer-2 makes Agile Analytics on Big Earth Data Cubes of sensor, image, simulation, and statistics data a commodity for non-experts and experts alike through

- navigation, extraction, aggregation, and recombining of any-size space/time data cubes;

- easy to install & maintain value-adding services extending the existing portfolio of data and compute centers;

- based on open standards, in particular: the OGC Big Data standards and the forthcoming ISO SQL/MDA (“Multi-Dimensional Arrays”) standard.

In the Services Activity, large data centers (ECMWF, PML, MEEO/ESA, NCI, JacobsUni) will set up water, air, weather, and planetary services on 3D & 4D data cubes up to Petabyte-size with user-tailored clients for both visual and textual ad-hoc mix&match.

EarthServer-2 will provide distinct entry points for the different domains and will showcase a combined federated service, allowing scientists to query/analyse multiple Petabyte scale datasets spread over multiple data providers using a single query, a truly novel service. 

POP | Performance Optimisation and Productivity | 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

Proof-of-Concept

Training

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.

EVAg | European Virus Archive goes global | Life sciences
Transnational Access Info:

EVAg collection of viruses, derived materials and services operates through a virtual infrastructure based on a website and a web-based catalogue. To date, we have more than 1800 products and more to come in the future. To ensure the best quality, we have defined and established a set of best practice quality guidelines adopted by the consortium partner collections to guarantee the supply of authenticated and quality controlled resources to users and harmonized service levels across the consortium.

You can apply for a TNA free of charge access by ticking a specific checkbox (explicitly labelled) while you are placing your enquiry online about a product of interest available in our web-based catalogue (Portal).

ENSAR2 | European Nuclear Science and Application Research 2 | Physics and Astronomy
Transnational Access Info:

ENSAR2 is the integrating activity for European nuclear scientists who are performing research in three of these major subfields: Nuclear Structure, Nuclear Reactions and Applications of Nuclear Science.

Its core aim is to provide access to eleventh of the complementary world-class large-scale facilities: GANIL-SPIRAL2 (F), joint LNL-LNS (I), CERN-ISOLDE (CH), JYFL (FI),  ALTO (F), GSI (D), KVI-CART (NL), NLC (P), IFIN-HH/ELI-NP (RO) and to the theoretical physics facility: ECT* (I). These accelerators provide stable and radioactive ion beams of excellent qualities ranging in energies from tens of keV/u to a few GeV/u.

Different deadlines per installation

JERICO NEXT | TOWARDS A JOINT EUROPEAN RESEARCH INFRASTRUCTURE NETWORK FOR COASTAL OBSERVATORIES | Environment and Earth Sciences
Transnational Access Info:

JERICO NEXT aims to provide coordinated ‘free of charge’ trans-national access to researchers or research teams from academy and industry to original coastal infrastructures.

The project will organize three calls to a chosen number of its infrastructures/installations. Approved user groups will receive local assistance by the operators of the infrastructures they use.

The project aims to provide free of charge “virtual access” to data and information from in situ systems such as HF radar, ferrybox and fixed platforms. The data and information access will enable scientists to carry out high quality research using data from a variety of coastal observation systems

The Third and last call for access to the JERICO-NEXT Coastal Observatories and Supporting Facilities will be open on 15 January 2018.

 

Deadline: 12/03/2018
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.

Deadline: 30 April 2018


Deadline: 30/04/2018
ERIGrid | ERIGrid - connecting European Smart Grid Infrastructures | 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.

Deadline: 15/05/2018
Next Deadline: 15/11/2018
EMBRIC | European Marine Biological Research Infrastructure Cluster | Life sciences
Transnational Access Info:

 The EMBRIC Transnational Access (TA) program supports research projects in marine biotechnology.
It provides researchers from academia and industry with access to Research services for marine biotech at its partner institutes to enable them to carry out their research projects on marine organisms.

 EMBRIC offers access to high-quality facilities and pioneering technology platforms of 21 Access Providers from five European Research Infrastructures:

  • AQUAEXCEL2020: facilities and tools for marine aquaculture
  • ELIXIR: life-science information management
  • EMBRC: fundamental and applied research on marine bioresources and marine ecosystems
  • EU-OPENSCREEN: discovery of biologically active substances in all areas of Life Sciences
  • MIRRI: microbial resource for research and development in the field of biotechnology

 

The 2nd call for proposals for Transnational access is open in February 2018. Deadline: 30 April 2018

Deadline: 30/04/2018
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

 
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.

An extra call is now open for Transnational Access applications to two AQUACOSM partner facilities during the second half of 2018: ENS-PLANAQUA in France and SYKE-MRC in Finland. The TA application deadline is 30 MARCH 2018 at 13:00 CET. The two AQUACOSM partner facilities offer opportunities to join planned mesocosm experiments or propose new experiments

The next call for the 2019 season is expected to open in spring 2018.

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

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

INFRAVEC2 | Research capacity for the implementation of genetic control of mosquitoes -2 | 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

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 apply for complementing services. Suggestions for complementing services are shown in the overview diagram and under the 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.

Deadline: 15/04/2018
Next Deadline: 15/08/2018
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.

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.

 

Deadline: 29/06/2018
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.

Facilities:

  • 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
Deadline: 01/03/2018
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

Deadline: 01/04/2018
Next Deadline: 01/10/2018
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.

CALIPSOplus is funding a unique pilot access programme that is tailor-made for SMEs through a programme called "TamaTA", which SMEs can apply for using a very simple form at our dedicated TamaTA portal. The first call has opened on December 4th for six months.

http://new.wayforlight.eu/en/industries/sme-access-proposal/

Deadline: 04/06/2018
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.

 

 

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

Deadline: 04/03/2018
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

 

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. 

 

Deadline: 02/02/2018
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.

The first call for proposal to access the RI is planned for July 2018 with a deadline mid-October 2018

Deadline: 15/10/2018
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.

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

ARICE will open a call for ship-time proposals in early April 2018 to access the icebreakers CCGS Amundsen, RV Sikuliaq and PRV Polarstern

This call will remain open for three months.

Deadline: 01/07/2018