Call for proposals 2021 - Enabling an operational, open and FAIR EOSC ecosystem (2021) HORIZON-INFRA-2021-EOSC-01 Closed!


Proposals for topics under this destination should set out a credible pathway to contributing to one or several of the following impacts:

  • Transforming the way researchers as well as the public and private sectors create, share and exploit research outputs (data, publications, protocols, methodologies, software, code, etc.) within and across research disciplines, leading to better quality, validation, more innovation and higher productivity of research;
  • Facilitating scientific multi-disciplinary cooperation, leading to discoveries in basic research and solutions in key application areas;
  • Seamless access to and management of increasing volumes of research data following FAIR principles (that are open as possible) and other research outputs stimulating the development and uptake of a wide range of new innovative and value-added services from public and commercial providers
  • Improving trust in science through increased FAIRness, openness and quality of scientific research in Europe, supported by more meaningful monitoring and better facilitators for reproducibility, validation and re-use of research results, and by improving pathways for the communication of science to the public.

All software developed under this destination should be open source, licensed under a CC0 public domain dedication or under an open source licence as recommended by the Free Software Foundation and the Open Source Initiative.

All projects that will be financed under this destination are expected to participate in concertation activities in the framework of the EOSC Partnership.


This call covers the following topics:

  • HORIZON-INFRA-2021-EOSC-01-01: Supporting an EOSC-ready digitally skilled workforce (HORIZON-CSA - HORIZON Coordination and Support Actions)
  • HORIZON-INFRA-2021-EOSC-01-02: Supporting the development and coordination of activities of the EOSC Partnership (HORIZON-CSA - HORIZON Coordination and Support Actions)
  • HORIZON-INFRA-2021-EOSC-01-03: Deploying EOSC-Core components for FAIR (HORIZON-RIA - HORIZON Research and Innovation Actions)
  • HORIZON-INFRA-2021-EOSC-01-04: Innovative and customizable services for EOSC (HORIZON-RIA - HORIZON Research and Innovation Actions)
  • HORIZON-INFRA-2021-EOSC-01-05: Enabling discovery and interoperability of federated research objects across scientific communities (HORIZON-CSA - HORIZON Coordination and Support Actions)
  • HORIZON-INFRA-2021-EOSC-01-06: FAIR and open data sharing in support of cancer research (HORIZON-RIA - HORIZON Research and Innovation Actions)

European community funding

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

  • 59,00 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 23 September 2021 - one month ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Work Program (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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