Free of charge Transnational Access to research facilities, services, resources and tools.ISIDORe TNA programme aims at supporting scientists by providing them access (physical, remote, or virtual) to facilities, equipment, expertise, services and resources that they do not usually have access to.
There are three ways for scientists of benefiting from TNA:
In person (physical access), with users physically visiting the facility/installation and receiving the service “hands-on”
Remotely (remote access), with resources and services offered without users physically visiting the facility/installation
Virtually (through communication networks in which resources can be simultaneously accessed by an unlimited number of users)
The access is free of charge and includes the logistical, technological and scientific support and, when appropriate, the specific training that is needed to use the services provided by the research facilities.
Proposals for accessing any of the services of the ISIDORe partner facilities are eligible if they meet the following criteria:
They have obtained an ISIDORe ID number through the pre-application form.
Transnationality: the user group leader (project PI) and the majority of the users must work in a country other than the country where the installation providing access is located (except in case of remote access to a set of facilities in different countries offering the same type of service).
Affiliation: Users must be affiliated to an organisation in the European Union. Applications from user groups with a majority of users working outside EU are eligible, though limits may be applied (max 20% of the total access available).
Dissemination: User groups shall be entitled to and willing to disseminate the knowledge they will generate under the project, unless coming from the private sector.
How do I apply?
TNA programmes are meant to optimise the use of European research capacities and allow scientists to access facilities, equipment and resources that they do not have access to in their institution or at a national level. Scientists that wish to benefit from the support of ISIDORe are requested to submit proposals that will be evaluated based on their feasibility and scientific merit (independent peer review).
The ISIDORe project is a very new type of action that is almost entirely dedicated to providing support to scientific communities. To do so as fast as possible, we are currently relying on temporary application modalities and procedures that will be improved as ISIDORe unfolds. Please bear with us as we work on making this happen, and do not hesitate to contact us for any questions.
Make sure that you fill out the pre-application form to obtain your ISIDORe ID number. This is crucial as you will need the ID number to complete your application.
Support for transnational access to the ISIDORe services can be provided to researchers from public and private entities worldwide.
Several limitations are applied to users from non-EU/Associated states as they can only represent 20% of the total budget dedicated by ISIDORe to TNA activities.
We especially encourage researchers from Ukraine to apply for access to ISIDORe services.
In line with European Council Regulations, Russian researchers included in the sanctions list and researchers affiliated to Russian public entities are not eligible for access to ISIDORe services.
As the aim of TNA activities is to facilitate access to unique services and resources usually unavailable to most scientists, and promote research with a cross-border dimension, selected projects must be conducted in a country different from that of the users’ affiliation.
Proposals can be submitted by a group of scientists. Young scientists (PhD students, post-doctoral or early career researchers), scientists with limited prior experience in using facilities or resources through TNA, and Small & Medium Enterprises (SME) are particularly welcome.
What is covered by TNA support?
The TNA support includes administrative & logistical support, use of ISIDORe facilities, and technical & scientific support.
In specific cases that will be clarified before implementation of the projects, users may be requested to contribute.
What to expect once a proposal has been awarded TNA?
Selected applicants will be contacted by the ISIDORe team to make arrangements for the implementation of their projects and will be assisted throughout the whole duration of transnational access.