The aim of this call was primarily to recruit novel cloud deployments from RIs participating in EOSC-Life.
In total, 10 applications were received in response to the call. One (1) project was rejected at the technical stage, and eight (8) projects were recommended for funding. These projects were evaluated and ranked on the basis of their:
Three (3) of these projects involved pairs of Research Infrastructures.
The 8 so-called “Demonstrator” projects that were funded were scientific and technical pilot projects that provided concrete scientific use-cases and helped to guide and structure the work done in EOSC-Life to build an open digital and collaborative space for biological and medical research. The Demonstrator projects represent a broad scope of life science domains and make data, tools, and workflows available in the cloud for re-use by the scientific community.
See the sustainable outcomes of the Demonstrator projects.
The call prioritised interactions between WP1 (Publishing FAIR RI data resources in the EOSC) with the WP9 (Training), as the successful open calls represent an important user group. We expected that where an RI nominates a cloud feasible data/data resource(s), it would support an additional use case, e.g. Workflows (WP2).
You may also be interested in reading about our Digital Life Sciences Open Call from WP3 or Training Open Calls from WP9.
Additional projects were also funded through our Digital Life Sciences Open Call – Sensitive Data Track and Industry Track in Spring 2021.