Scientific communities have a huge potential to contribute to the development of research data tools, standards and expertise in the context of EOSC.  The RDA Open Calls cover eight categories of grants to support the creation of diverse outputs to bring data initiatives and experts closer to EOSC. They will also serve to provide EOSC with tools and standards from the global research data community, ensuring long-term interoperability and standards as well as enabling the accessibility of EOSC and widening engagement via domain ambassadors.  

Through these Open Calls, funded by EOSC Future and managed by RDA, financial support will be offered for the following categories:  

 

  • Calls focused on Optimising (RDA) Open Science Frameworks and Guidelines in the Context of EOSC Uptake

  • Call focused on RDA Working Groups for Development of EOSC Solutions

  • Call focused on Communities of Practice

  • Call focused on Meeting and Conference Support

  • Call focused on Standards and Adoption

  • Calls focused on Domain Ambassadors (2 editions) 

  • Call focused on Cross-disciplinary Science Adoption Grants (2 editions) 

 

RDA’s role in EOSC is to enable science communities leverage connections to RDA in order to create tools for European research infrastructures, via RDA working groups for EOSC solutions, to enable excellent research and access to data and to promote open science practices and standards.  

Each call will be evaluated by the External Pool of Evaluators, consisting of international experts from all technical and domain backgrounds. The Open Calls will run continuously from now until 2023 and each call will be open for at least three months, in accordance with EC grant regulations. 

Applications from individuals, research groups, organisations and institutions are warmly welcomed. Please note that also in accordance with the Horizon 2020 financial regulations, no individual or organization (third party) will be awarded more than 60.000 euro (sixty thousand euro). This limit applies cumulatively across all the RDA Open calls and the overall budget (1 million euro). Explicitly, a third party may apply and be awarded funding in different calls, but only be contracted for a total of 60.000 euro. If the limit is reached, no further contracts can be awarded to that individual or organization (third party). 

For more information on the work of RDA,  see here

Open Calls

For Individuals or Organisations
This second Open Call for EOSC Future Domain Ambassadors offers up to €10.000,00 per grant to domain experts and skilled communicators to promote data sharing and open science practices in their disciplines.
Opening date: 30 Jun 22 - 12:00pm CET
Closing date: 15 Sep 22 - 05:00pm CET
€10.000

per approved application

For Organisations
This call invites research groups from different or across disciplines who wish to share their data, have it combined with other data and make it more visible by using the services of the EOSC portal. Work under this call should improve the understanding of the requirements per discipline with regards to cross-disciplinary FAIR data sharing and (re)use, by leveraging RDA standards, outputs and recommendations.
Opening date: 15 Jul 22 - 12:00pm CET
Closing date: 15 Sep 22 - 05:00pm CET
€50.000

per approved application

Closed calls

For Individuals or Organisations

This call is seeking applications from individuals or organisations around the concept of improving existing technical data frameworks while at the same

Opening date:
Closing date:
€12.500

per approved application

For Individuals or Organisations
Call focused on scientific discipline and domain specific support. Via this call we seek to explain and clarify the accessibility of EOSC to new scientific communities.
Opening date:
Closing date:
€7.500

per approved application

For Organisations
Call for Web development and web architects. We seek the maintenance of open community developed technical solutions for implementation in EOSC.
Opening date:
Closing date:
€40.000

per approved application

For Individuals or Organisations
Calls focused on RDA Working Groups for the development of EOSC solutions. Via this call we seek to fast-track, high-quality EOSC solutions with technical documentation and maintenance plans.
Opening date:
Closing date:
€15.000

per approved application

For Individuals or Organisations
Calls focused on Dedicated Community of Practice Solutions.
Opening date:
Closing date:
€7.500

per approved application

For Organisations

Call focused on RDA & EOSC meeting support.

Opening date:
Closing date:
€30.000

per approved application

For Organisations
This call specifically targets smaller community projects to show cross-disciplinary implementation and take up of RDA Recommendation and Outputs within the EOSC context.
Opening date:
Closing date:
€50.000

per approved application