OCRE will launch a new open funding call focused on consumable commercial cloud and digital services for researchers, available via its frameworks. The first funding call for projects will take place on September 15th, 2020 and will last for six weeks with no extensions currently foreseen.

Background

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.

Who is eligible?

Under this new funding call, OCRE aims to fund projects which:

  • Intend on consuming cloud and digital services to accelerate research outcomes
  • Are able to demonstrate the impact of these services in terms of their outputs and agility
  • Are not currently using these tools at scale
  • Provide significant relevance in terms of their research discipline
  • Form part of the broader European research community
  • Hope to support further research and collaboration through their efforts
  • Look to begin consuming services at year end 2020 to early 2021
     

How can I stay informed?

To receive notice of upcoming calls, research institutions interested in putting forward projects for OCRE funding can express their interest in these calls here: