Call for proposals for E-Infrastructures H2020-EINFRA-2015-1 Closed!


The Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (2014-2020) is implemented by specific programme and work programmes.
The “Excellent science” priority aims to reinforce and extend the excellence of the Union's science base and to consolidate the ERA in order to make the Union's research and innovation system more competitive on a global scale. It consists of four specific objectives, and this call for proposal is focused on:

"Research infrastructures" develops and support excellent European research infrastructures and assist them to contribute to the ERA by fostering their innovation potential, attracting world-level researchers and training human capital, and complement this with the related Union policy and international cooperation.

Research infrastructures are facilities, resources and services that are used by the research communities to conduct research and foster innovation in their fields. Where relevant, they may be used beyond research, e.g. for education or public services. They include: major scientific equipment (or sets of instruments); knowledge-based resources such as collections, archives or scientific data; e-infrastructures, such as data and computing systems and communication networks; and any other infrastructure of a unique nature essential to achieve excellence in research and innovation. Such infrastructures may be 'single-sited', ‘virtual’ or distributed'.


Actions foreseen within this call for proposals include the following topics:

  • EINFRA-9-2015 – e-Infrastructures for virtual research environments (VRE) There is yet considerable potential and room for development in the use of virtual research environments. The objective is to address this challenge by supporting capacity building in interdisciplinary research communities to empower researchers through development and deployment of service-driven digital research environments, services and tools tailored to their specific needs. These virtual research environments (VRE) should integrate resources across all layers of the e-infrastructure (networking, computing, data, software, user interfaces), should foster cross-disciplinary data interoperability and should provide functions allowing data citation and promoting data sharing and trust.
  • EINFRA-5-2015 – Centres of Excellence for computing applications. Establishing a limited number of Centres of Excellence (CoE) is necessary to ensure EU competitiveness in the application of HPC for addressing scientific, industrial or societal challenges. CoEs will be user-focused, develop a culture of excellence, both scientific and industrial, placing computational science and the harnessing of 'big data' at the centre of scientific discovery and industrial competitiveness. CoEs may be 'thematic', addressing specific application domains such as medicine, life science or energy; 'transversal' on computational science (e.g. algorithms, analytics, numerical methods etc.); or 'challenge-driven', addressing societal or industrial challenges (e.g. ageing, climate change, clean transport etc.); or a combination of these types.

European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the call for proposals is:

  • 82,00 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 14 January 2015 - 6 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call for proposals for E-Infrastructures (Legal base)

Organisations eligible to participate

Opened to the following bodies or institutes with legal status established in the covered areas:

  • Any legal organisation

Covered areas

Bodies or institutes must have their registered legal seat in one of the countries taking part in the Programme which are:

  • European Union (EU)

Directorate-Generale responsible

Directorate-General for Research

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