[open-science] Fwd: New 7th Framework Programme calls for proposals

Sridhar Gutam gutam2000 at gmail.com
Fri Jul 22 04:23:51 UTC 2011

Dear All,

I wish to know if anyone is looking for a partner from India for 7th
Framework Programme?

Thanks & Regards
*Sridhar Gutam* PhD, ARS, PG Dip Patent Laws (NALSAR), IP & Biotechnology
Senior Scientist (Plant Physiology) & Joint Secretary, ARSSF
Central Institute for Subtropical Horticulture (CISH)
Rehmankhera, P.O.Kakori, Lucknow 227107, Uttar Pradesh, India
Fax: +91-522-2841025, Phone: +91-522-2841022/23/24
Mobile:+91-9005760036, +91-8010033013

On 21 July 2011 23:41, Peter Murray-Rust <pm286 at cam.ac.uk> wrote:

> I have had the following calls (maybe people have seen it already?)
> PMR ... This seems very much in OKF's area. Is there anyone intersted in
> leading this? Else might it be useful to advertise OKF's role as a potential
> partner? There is a scheme (CORDIS) which allows potential collaborators to
> advertise themselves. I could see the OKF as being attractive as part of a
> prop;osal
> .........................
>        In the context of the 7th Framework Programme calls for proposals
> published today, the two topics reproduced below may be of specific interest
> (on the calls published, see also the following press release:
> http://europa.eu/rapid/pressReleasesAction.do?reference=IP/11/900&format=HTML&aged=0&language=EN&guiLanguage=en<
> http://europa.eu/rapid/pressReleasesAction.do?reference=IP/11/900&format=HTML&aged=0&language=EN&guiLanguage=en>
> ).
>        Kind regards,
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>        ENV.2012.6.5-3 Exploring opportunities for open access to primary
> environmental data - FP7-ENV-2012-one-stage
>        Deadline: 20 October 2011 at 17.00.00, Brussels local time
>        Numerous EU funded projects have collected large amounts of data on
> environmental issues. However, these mostly publicly funded data are not
> always readily accessible to other researchers or to policy makers or
> businesses. The Innovation Union addresses the general issue of open access
> not only to publicly funded peer reviewed scientific publications launched
> earlier under FP7 but also to primary data. This would enhance transparency,
> credibility and efficiency of research and promote the use of data and
> results for policy or business purposes. The aim of this study is to explore
> in a comparative manner across environmental science disciplines the main
> barriers and opportunities related to open access (free of charge online
> access) to primary environmental data, notably from EU-funded projects but
> also taking into account national and local data. Carried out in association
> with
>        European environmental research information facilities and networks,
> the study should identify and document the difficulties and benefits
> scientists are facing in sharing, accessing and subsequently using 'open'
> primary data. The quantitative and qualitative analysis of the root causes
> for existing barriers, whether behavioural, political, legal, technical or
> other, should translate into an action plan of concrete future remedies, in
> accordance with the provisions laid down in the INSPIRE Directive and in the
> SEIS initiative. The work should be based on experience and results from
> earlier EU-funded projects relevant to this issue and interact with ongoing
> projects on or providing experiences with open access under the FP7
> Cooperation Specific Programme.
>        Funding scheme: Coordination and Support Action (supporting action)
>        The requested European Union contribution per project shall not
> exceed EUR 1 000 000
>        Up to one proposal can be selected.
>        Expected impact: Increased use of EU funded environmental results
> through a solid basis for future measures in support of open access to data
> in the field of environmental research.
>        Further information:
> http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/page/cooperation?callIdentifier=FP7-ENV-2012-one-stage<
> http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/page/cooperation?callIdentifier=FP7-ENV-2012-one-stage
> >
>        ***********
>        SiS.2012.1.3.3-1: Scientific data: open access, dissemination,
> preservation and use
>        Deadline: 22 February 2012 at 17:00:00 (Brussels local time)
>        Topic description:
>        As an environment designed to be conducive to technological,
> economic and societal progress, the European Research Area must support
> seamless and transparent access to, use and re-use of, and trust in
> scientific8 data. In order to favour the development of this type of
> environment, policies addressing the complex area of scientific data are
> required. Based on the approach that "publicly funded research data should
> in principle be accessible to all"9 and that "access to and dissemination of
> scientific information […] are crucial for the development of the European
> Research Area"10, the present topic calls for co-ordination and support
> actions that move forward policy development in the area of scientific data.
> Proposals
>        should address open access11 to and dissemination of scientific
> data, and ideally preservation and curation of scientific data and/or use
> and re-use of scientific data (including intellectual property issues).
>        This topic calls for proposals bringing together actors concerned
> with the broader area of "open data". It aims to enable the exploration and
> analysis of the relevant scientific ecosystems and legal/ethical contexts
> with a view to developing an international, comprehensive framework for a
> collaborative data infrastructure. Proposed actions should aim at
> co-ordinating policy, research and/or dissemination activities. For example,
> they may
>        include the exchange and dissemination of good practices, or the
> definition, organisation and management of joint or common policy
> activities.
>        The following actions are particularly welcome:
>        - actions using a comparative approach (e.g. cross-national,
> cross-disciplinary);
>        - actions aiming at creating networks of one type of not-for-profit
> actor or structure (e.g. funding bodies, libraries, repositories,
> universities) from different EU Member States, Associated Countries or other
> third countries that are interested in exchanging good practices and
> exploring common policy development;
>        - actions proposed by consortia representing different stakeholders
> (e.g. national research funding bodies, libraries, repositories,
> universities, publishers, industry users of publications).
>        Where appropriate, financial aspects of continuation of activities
> or structures after expiration of the grant agreement must be addressed.
>        Expected impact: Support to the Commission's policies on open access
> to scientific data; network-building among concerned stakeholders at the
> European and international levels with a view to supporting the development
> of joint or common policy agendas and activities in the area of scientific
> data.
>        8 The term "scientific" refers to all fields of basic and applied
> research, including social sciences and the humanities.
>        9 Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the
> Council and the European Economic and Social Committee on "scientific
> information in the digital age: access, dissemination and preservation" of
> 14 February 2007, COM(56) 2007.
>        10 Council Conclusions, 2832nd Competitiveness, 22 and 23 November
> 2007.
>        11 For this topic, the term "Open access" means free of charge
> access over the internet.
>        Further information:
> http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/page/capacities?callIdentifier=FP7-SCIENCE-IN-SOCIETY-2012-1<
> http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/page/capacities?callIdentifier=FP7-SCIENCE-IN-SOCIETY-2012-1
> >
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