ENVRIplus call for staff exchange is open until the end of ENVRIplus project

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ENVRIplus call for staff exchange is open until the end of ENVRIplus project

Call for ENVRIplus beneficiaries and RI-related
organizations outside the ENVRIplus partnership

To support its objectives, ENVRIplus launches an Exchange of Personnel (EoP) program to enhance cross-RI mobility of involved RI staff. This program will help disseminating the know-how of RI specialists and provide practical hands-on experience on the operation procedures.

Due to an amendment to the ENVRIplus DoA, the second call is now more open which means that in addition to all ENVRIplus beneficiaries also organizations outside the ENVRIplus partnership that have a clear and established relationship with the participating RI’s in ENVRIplus can apply. This now also includes in particular members of Theme2. The second call no longer prefers bi- or trilateral exchanges, thus allows to apply for several kinds of knowledge sharing activities such as boot camps or work hops.

The exchange can take the form of short stays in the RI, organized either on a unilateral (1 RI related person goes to another RI related organisation), bilateral (between two RI related persons), or on trilateral basis (involving 3 RI related institutes and 3 staff persons in total).

The principal activity of the exchanged personnel during his/her stay at the RI should aim at cross-fertilization of ideas and experiences of RI related staff and promote knowledge transfer of new technologies, best practices, protocols, approaches and policies of RIs instead of data acquisition or fundamental research.

Call publication date: February 23, 2017

The call is permanently open. Submitted proposals will individually be reviewed by the EB in a timely manner.

 

Procedure

Applications have to be submitted by email to the leader of Work Package 16.1 [rhuber@uni-bremen.de] who will forward these to the ENVRIplus Executive Board. The Executive Board will nominate a group of internal reviewers who will give their recommendations to the EB. The final approval of applications will be met by the EB. For applications please use the form available for download here.

Applicants must meet the following Eligibility Criteria

Submitted proposals for EoP projects have to involve at least two ENVRIplus beneficiaries or organizations outside the ENVRIplus partnership that have a clear and established relationship, planning to exchange staff across RI domains on a uni-, bi- or trilateral basis within dedicated knowledge sharing projects hereinafter called the EoP project.

EoP should foresee short stays of applicants of up to 4 weeks at ENVRIplus partner RIs or RI related organisations (see below).

Eligible applications must demonstrate the scientific, strategic or technical relevance for involved ENVRIplus Research Infrastructures, the planned scientific or technical objectives, and must describe the planned methodology and implementation. Most relevant are the offered access options to data or physical infrastructure and logistic as well as the support offered by involved RIs.

Criteria for applicants

To be eligible to participate in the ENVRIplus EoP programme, the applicant must confirm to the following rules, they:

  • must be a resident in a European Member State or Associated State,
  • must be regularly employed at institution which is ENVRIplus beneficiary or at organization outside the ENVRIplus partnership that has a clear and established relationship with the participating RI’s in ENVRIplus,
  • The Executive Board of ENVRIplus will decide on the eligibility of such related organizations,
  • home and host institution must be from different disciplines or fields, even if located in the same country,
  • must care for appropriate accident and health insurances covering short work stays in foreign countries,
  • must respect the IPR as well as data policies of involved Ris,
  • have to maintain and provide appropriate documentation on the progress and results of the EoP project,
  • have to report their activities back to the ENVRIplus community during one of the upcoming ENVRI weeks. Non-beneficiaries may claim associated costs within their application.

Criteria for hosting Research Infrastructures

In addition, specific access rules must be guaranteed by the hosting institutions and associated RIs which:

  • must be ENVRIplus beneficiary project or an organizations outside the ENVRIplus partnership that has a clear and established relationship with the participating RI’s in ENVRIplus,
  • The Executive Board of ENVRIplus will decide on the eligibility of such related organizations,
  • have to provide free of charge access to the RI related infrastructure installations at the hosting institution necessary to fulfil the EoP project objectives,
  • have to provide free of charge remote or on-site access to the data and metadata necessary to fulfil the EoP project objectives insofar that they are at the hosting institution,
  • shall publish and announce the EoP on the website etc. of the hosting RI,
  • must respect the rules and regulations foreseen to protect the foreground and background of involved ENVRIplus project partners as defined within the ENVRIplusconsortium agreement.

Implementation

Successful EoP applicants must document their stay at the hosting RI and must provide short reports on their EoP progress and results and have to report their activities back to the ENVRIplus community during one of the upcoming ENVRIweeks. Reimbursement of travel expenses will not be processed prior to the acceptance of reports by the ENVRIplus Executive Board.

All published material resulting from EoP project activities shall include the following sentence: ‘access to the European Environmental research Infrastructure [Ri name] was facilitated by funding of the European Commission, project reference number: 654182

All publications and research data generated during the EoP should be compliant with the data management plan of the project.

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