1st Open Call for Cloud Funding for Research is now closed.


On 15 September 2020, OCRE launched it’s first funding call for the adoption of cloud services available through the OCRE IaaS+ framework agreements.

Under this 1st Cloud funding call, OCRE aims to fund the consumption of infrastructure-cloud services (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS, marketplace) by projects which can become clear showcases for the benefits of using cloud services to positively impact research outcomes; projects which:

  • Are a part of the European research community.
  • Clearly demonstrate how the use of commercial infrastructure cloud services can provide agility in terms of research activities; improve research or enable new research outcomes.
  • Provide significant relevance within their research discipline
  • Support the FAIR data principles and intend to share their research data with peers.
  • Are not currently using these tools extensively.
  • Aim to continue usage of commercial infrastructure cloud services in their research.
  • Are executed at single institutions


Important dates

Call open: Wednesday 15 September 2020

Call submission deadline: Monday 2 November 2020 9:00 CET

Evaluation results communicated to applicants: Monday 14 December 2020


Applying for this call

Call is now CLOSED.

Application guide: DOWNLOAD NOW!


Questions about this call

Please ask your questions to funding@ocre-project.eu


Call Launch Webinar

See all the relevant files recordings from the webinar here.


Interested in future calls?

Based on the experience gained from the 1st calls, we are currently revising our adoption funding strategy. Our updated strategy should be published by early April, if not before.

Research institutions interested in putting forward projects for OCRE funding can express their interest NOW!



European research produces the greatest amount of relevant data globally and the European Commission wants to harness this data for the betterment of European innovation. OCRE aims to demonstrate the positive impact that cloud and digital services have on research outcomes in terms of agility; scalability; efficiency; data sharing through the use of advanced analytics; machine learning; AI; and collaboration tools.

OCRE is part of the broader European Open Science Cloud landscape and focuses on the delivery of commercial cloud and digital platforms providing for excellence regarding European research outcomes and ensuring that related data support the FAIR (findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable) data principles.