NI4OS-Europe offers a broad set of generic, thematic services as well as repositories in the European region, with the special focus on the scientific communities of Life Sciences, Climatology, Digital Cultural Heritage and Computational Physics. Generic services are in the areas of Compute resource provisioning (HPC and Cloud), Storage, and Data services provisioning. Repositories provide access to datasets, Software, as well as scientific manuscripts.
The call is addressed to scientists and researchers that work in academic and research institutions in EU member states and associated countries. More specifically these are (in alphabetical order): Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and associated countries: Albania, Armenia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Faroe Islands, Georgia, Iceland, Israel, Kosovo, Moldova, Montenegro, Morocco, North Macedonia, Norway, Serbia, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom. Special consideration will be given to the applications of Ukrainian researchers.
Among all the proposals 80% should address open research topics in specific fields of Life Sciences, Climate research, Digital Cultural Heritage, and Computational Physics and 20% on any other scientific fields.
Via this call, NI4OS-Europe opens possibilities for scientists to access the advanced services on-boarded to EOSC (thematic, generic and repositories). The services provided have been tested in the use-cases ran by scientific teams that were assigned to this task. The services were then fine-tuned according to the feedback received from the demonstrators and now can be further tested via the open call.
The list of services and resources offered by the NI4OS-Europe project can be found NI4OS-Europe Catalogue.
Access to underlying computational resources (generic) can be awarded for a maximum period of 6 months, while access to underlying storage resources may be provided for up to 8 months.
The call enables researchers from Europe to obtain access to the advanced services, which have been on-boarded on the European Open Science Cloud with the support of NI4OS-Europe. Throughout the open call, all research teams participating in the call are expected to harmonize the management of their data according to the FAIR principles hroughout the whole lifetime of their work, thus, engaging with the rules of Open Science.