OCRE Funding call 1 - 'Your project'
Funding requests will only be evaluated as the request has been submitted using this online form.
Funding requests send in by email or any other means will not be evaluated.
The online request form can be accessed via the following link: https://ocre-project.eu/cloudfunding/
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Please provide us with your contact details so the OCRE project board can contact you.
Full title of your research project.
Research project description (Executive summary)
This is where you convince OCRE project board to fund cloud and digital services for your research project. Be sure to:
Clearly specify your research discipline
Describe your project focus and relevance within this discipline and how it will influence further research in this field
Suggest why you think your project will make a good case study on the benefits of commercial cloud and digital services for research and attract the attention of the research community
Describe your anticipated project outcomes (which should be clear, measurable, and realistic) and how they will add value to society; the environment; etc.
Max. 500 words
How will commercial cloud services support your project activities and improve your research outcomes?
The types of cloud services you anticipate consuming if awarded OCRE funding for such (IaaS compute/storage; Advanced Analytics; Machine Learning; AI)
How the project could clearly demonstrate the benefits in consuming these services in terms of enhanced agility with regards project activities; improved research outcomes; lower project costs; etc.
Max. 200 words
The OCRE project is part of the European Open Science Cloud and supports the FAIR data principles
Are you aware of the FAIR data principles?
Does your project support the reusability of research data?
Are you interested in learning more about sustainable hosting for your FAIR data?
Has your project already procured/consumed commercial cloud and digital services?
Please provide details on the type of commercial cloud and digital services that have already been used in your project.
Max. 100 words
By when do you require the commercial cloud services?
The OCRE project anticipates funding the cloud and digital services consumption for research projects, successful in their applications for such, up to a maximum of €100,000.
We expect applications to provide some indication of anticipated spend on these services based on a high level budgeting exercise (public price lists for commodity cloud services easily accessible.
Please indicate by ticking the corresponding box which range of project funding you are applying for?
If your research project anticipates consuming cloud services at a cost significantly higher than the OCRE €100,000 threshold, but you feel that the project could attract significant attention in terms of its objectives and ability to demonstrate the impact of these services, please submit a proposal with a detailed justification of these services.
Case study participation
Would you be prepared to work with the OCRE project team in developing a compelling case study describing your project activities and outcomes and the impact of the cloud and digital services procured via the OCRE frameworks (funded by the OCRE project)? This would require short interviews at various milestones within your project’s timeline and commitment to reviewing and endorsing the case study once the digital services have been consumed and enhanced your project’s capabilities
Please provide an overview of all resources in your core project team.
- Organisation the person works for
- Role in the project
Explain why the team is well placed to deliver the anticipated outcomes.
Please provide a short summary of the collective experience and, where available, please provide the link to a LinkedIn profile for each team member &/or an ORCID record (or similar).
Please fill in your milestones and deadlines in the table below.
Your role and Institute details
Your role in the organization
Country of Institute registration
Several departments may need to be involved when buying commercial infrastructure-cloud services through the OCRE IaaS+ framework agreements.
Please indicate if you have coordinated with the following support and if yes, please include the name +email address of your contact person:
The IT department of my organisation is aware of this request and supports it.
Please provide the contact details of your IT department contact person.
The procurement department of my organisation is aware of this request and supports it.
Please provide the contact details of your Procurement contact person.