RDA cross-disciplinary science adoption grants #2

As part of the EOSC Future project, the Research Data Alliance (RDA) has issued an open call for RDA cross-disciplinary adoption. This call for proposals belongs to a series of ‘RDA open calls’ supporting a European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) that satisfies the FAIR data and resource management needs of Europe’s research communities. Applications are open until 15 September 2022, 16.00 CEST, via the EOSC Future Grants Platform.

As an organisation, RDA aims to expand awareness of technical and social infrastructure solutions as well as recommendations for enabling data sharing, exchange and interoperability on a global scale. In the context of the EOSC Future project, this specific call for proposals invites small community projects to test out and adapt cross-disciplinary practices within EOSC, according to RDA outputs and recommendations.

Proposals should be able to demonstrate, among other elements:

  • a methodology for streamlining cross-disciplinary research
  • specific benefits for research communities using EOSC services (e.g. (e.g. data management & storage, cloud services, etc.)
  • examples or lessons learnt related to open, community-led standards and cross-domain interoperability
  • a commitment to the cross-disciplinary implementation of RDA outputs and recommendations.

Competitive applications will not only represent community-based, domain-specific research but also exemplify a commitment to FAIR data and data interoperability.

What does the grant include?

This call will award up to 4 grants, each totalling a maximum of €50 000, over the course of the EOSC Future project.

Applicants are expected to propose a coherent dissemination plan that covers 6-9 months of work.

Who can apply?

The Research Data Alliance welcomes applications from persons or groups committed to FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable) data and other principles that RDA holds dear. Applicants can be researchers (junior or senior), data scientists, part of a European research group, organisation or SME. Note: This call is not open to members of the EOSC Future consortium or projects based outside of an EU Member State or Associated Country.

Further criteria and conditions are detailed on the EOSC Future Grants Platform.


The call is open for applications until 15 September 2022, 16.00 CEST.


RDA cross-disciplinary science adoption grants #2