April 21,2020


OCRE (Open Clouds for Research Environments) today launched its distribution of funding vouchers for early career researchers carrying out research on COVID19 and related topics. The vouchers are being distributed through OCRE partners CERN Openlab, Eurodoc and CloudSigma. Click here for more information on the funding.

Applications for the COVID19 research vouchers are open to all research sectors, including medicine, natural sciences, computer science, social sciences and humanities. The applicant must be an Early Career Researcher (doctoral candidate, postdoctoral researcher or a researcher under any other contract with an R1 or R2 profile) and must be affiliated with a European university, research center or institution. Applications for the funding call will close April 30th 2020

€10,000 has been made available for the call and will be distributed to 10 research projects according to the evaluation criteria set by Eurodoc.

As part of its goal to encourage the uptake of commercial cloud service across the European research landscape, OCRE has created a flexible funding scheme in the form of vouchers for individual researchers and adoption funding for individual institutions & buyer groups. The different vouchers are being financed by the EU to support the development of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) by providing mechanisms to involve private sector service providers in the EOSC.

OCRE has put in place several agreements with various organisations and projects that are authorised to evaluate applications for these vouchers for their community members. As a direct path to the long-tail of science - the grassroots researchers, OCRE has entered into an agreement with Eurodoc and the Marie Curie Alumni Association (MCAA) to distribute cloud vouchers to their members. It is in this context that OCRE through Eurodoc will distribute the COVID19 research fund.

As part of its mission to connect commercial cloud services with the research community, OCRE is running several tendering processes. The tenders will result in a framework that will ensure easy access to commercial cloud and digital Earth observation services for researchers. Follow us for more information

Armed with better tools, researchers will be well prepared to take on Europe’s societal and medical challenges.

Want to get all the updates regarding adoption funding and vouchers? Join the OCRE Community Network now!