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Applying for Transnational Access to the Research Infrastructures of VITALISE Project

The 1st Open Call is now closed! Stay tuned for the 2nd Open Call for Transnational Access that we will launch on December 2022. Subscribe here, making sure you opt-in for the “Open Calls” Group to get notified first when we launch the 2nd Open Call.

VITALISE project grants free Transnational Access to external researchers from multiple disciplines to the project’s Livings Lab Research Infrastructures. The external researchers approved for Transational Access will have the opportunity to conduct research studies in the available infrastructures and be granted Virtual Access to datasets collected during the Joint Research Activities of the project for further analysis. The provision of Transnational Access will be implemented through three (3) Open Calls that will be conducted in the following months: (i) March 2022, (ii) December 2022 and (iii) May 2023.

The external researchers applying for Transnational Access to the project’s Research Infrastructures are encouraged to join one of the project’s Joint Research Activities (JRAs) and perform research in a similar topic in order to collaborate with some of the consortium partners. The Joint Research Activities (JRAs) bring together researchers from different Living Labs in collaborative projects for three different domains in Living Lab Health and Wellbeing research, i.e.: (i) Rehabilitation, (ii) Transitional care and (iii) Everyday living environments.

More specifically:

  • Transnational Access (TA): Teams of one or more researchers (up to 5 researchers in total) may propose and conduct research studies in one of the participating Living Lab Research Infrastructures of VITALISE Project. The TA is planned to be either (i) fully in-person, (ii) partially remote (i.e., in-person access for a specific time period combined with remote access to the infrastructure’s facilities for the rest of the unit of access) or (iii) fully remote. Reasearchers may only apply for TA to institutions located in different countries from the organisation they represent. During in-person TA, researchers will receive financial support for travel subsistence and daily allowance, while there will be no refund during the remote period of access. Each Infrastructure has an estimated access time of 30 days (unit of access) for each project. External researchers approved for TA will be supported by the Research Infrastructure Leader (RIL) in panel management activities, as well as by a Living Lab facilitator, who will help in the process of engaging local communities in native language, whenever local stakeholders’ involvement is needed. In the per unit access, preparatory work and on-site support are included.
  • Virtual Access (VA): Single researchers or teams of researchers will be granted remote access to datasets collected during the Joint Research Activities for further analysis. External researchers will be provided with the e-infrastructures needed to perform data analysis in existing datasets without the need for full access to data. There is no refund for virtual access. VA will be granted only during the second and third Open Calls of VITALISE Project.

What should I do to apply?

You just discovered that VITALISE project opens up seventeen (17) Living Lab Research Infrastructures for Transnational Access to external researchers and as a researcher (individually or with your team) you want to explore this opportunity and submit a research proposal to cunduct experiments to the infrastructures.

What should you do next?

Follow the steps indicated below to ensure a successful application.

1) Explore the Infrastructures

First step in the application process is to read about the Research Infrastructures of VITALISE Project that are available for Transnational Access. Make sure you pay attention to all the details that are necessary for successfully implementing your research proposal.

2) Explore the Joint Research Activities (JRAs)

The Joint Research Activities (JRAs) bring together researchers from different Living Labs in collaborative projects for three different domains in Living Lab Health and Wellbeing research, i.e.: (i) Rehabilitation, (ii) Transitional care and (iii) Everyday living environments. If you are interested you may apply to jointly conduct research studies with our consortium partners in these areas.

3) Compare the Infrastructures

It is recommended to pay close attention to the Services, Technologies, Stakeholders Population and all the necessary information that affect the quality and outcomes of your research. Please note that you may apply for up to three (3) different Research Infrastructures. Please advise the link below to see how the infrastructures compare by means of services.

4) Read the Application Manual

For further information and guidance about the application process, procedures and terms and conditions please make sure to carefully read the Application Manual.

5) Advise the FAQs section in case there are any questions.

Please advice our FAQs section, in case you still have questions to ask. For further information, you may also contact info(at)vitalise-project.eu.

6) Download the Application Template

I download the Application template according to which I am going to write my research proposal.

7) Submit your Application through the Toolkit

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