The call for proposals for accessing one or several of the 31 ExpeER infrastructures is open. Prospective users are invited to submit research proposals. Submission is on a continuous-flow basis. Applicants should submit their proposal between two and six months before they wish to begin their visit.
The deadline for TA applications to be submitted is the 31st July, 2014.
CALL FOR PROPOSALS FOR TRANSNATIONAL ACCESS FUNDING UNDER THE ExpeER PROJECT :
ExpeER (Distributed Infrastructure for Experimentation in Ecosystem Research), through its coordinated programme of Transnational Access (TA), aims to improve and facilitate access to state-of-the-art research facilities throughout Europe, promoting observational, experimental, analytical, and modelling approaches in ecosystem research.
The TA programme offers external users free access to the 33 ExpeER research sites and facilities as detailed in the TA site description sheets including a contribution to users travel and subsistence costs. Users are encouraged to refer to the “infrastructure” part of the ExpeER website for detailed descriptions of each facility, including the modality of access, the offered services and any individual conditions.
The TA programme is open to researchers from EU-member and Associated countries. Associated countries of the EU include: Albania, Croatia, Iceland, Israel, Liechtenstein, Macedonia, Montenegro, Norway, Serbia, Switzerland, Turkey, and Bosnia-Herzegovina.
Users are expected to publish their results within a reasonable time in open literature. Acknowledgement of the access provided to users must be included in the publication, specifying that the project leading to the publication received research funding from the European Community's Seventh Framework Programme (EU FP7), e.g. "Financial support by the Transnational Access to Research Infrastructures activity in the 7th Framework Programme of the EC under the ExpeER project for conducting the research is gratefully acknowledged". The receiving organization, and, if applicable, research programmes or projects funding the specific infrastructure, must also be acknowledged.