The first call for proposals to access ACTRIS facilities is open. The ACTRIS IMP project offers limited opportunities for free-of-charge transnational access to specific services at 11 ACTRIS facilities comprising Topical Centres (TCs), the Data Centre (DC), National Facilities (NFs), or combined ACTRIS Facilities (NF-TC), located in 10 different countries.
The objective of the TNA pilot is to implement and test the service provision to assess and improve the reliability of the overall service provision within ACTRIS, increase the user trust and expand the user base. Thus specific consideration will be dedicated to projects focusing on the following aspects:
– technological development, training, forefront scientific exploration, or potential for evolving user needs,
– projects with high potential for involving users from the private sector for prototype testing, joint developments, and industrial applications, and
– projects attracting new users from new/relevant regions, other scientific domains for multi-disciplinary applications, or tailored user services.
Due to COVID-19 measures and constraints on physical mobility, the TNA pilot call particularly encourages projects via remote access!
Timeline of the call (due to COVID-19 we may adjust and provide for some flexibility on the indicated dates):
Publication date: November 5, 2020
Proposal deadline: January 5, 2021
Access period: March – December 2021
The full Call description, available facilities, eligibility and application process can be found on http://actris.net/opencall/