Vitalise-Project / VITALISE and BiCIKL project: Opening up European Research Infrastructures for Transnational Access

VITALISE and BiCIKL project: Opening up European Research Infrastructures for Transnational Access

The VITALISE Project Coordinator, Dr Evdokimos Konstantinidis, the Scientific Coordinator of the project, Prof. Panos Bamidis, Despoina Petsani (Harmonisation Board Coordinator) and Ada Pellumbaj (Dissemination and Communication Manager) met with Lyubomir Penev, the Project Coordinator of BiCIKL project and two members of the the Project Management team, Anna Sapundzhieva and Kristina Hristova on Thursday, 10 February 2022 to discuss about opportunities and potential collaborations to open up European research infrastructures for Transnational Access to external researchers.

The main agenda items of the meeting were:

  • Presentation of VITALISE Project and BiCIKL Project.
  • Knowledge exchange for the optimisation of the process of providing Transnational Access to European researchers, as well as optimisation of the selection criteria for the applicants of the Open Calls.
  • Exploration of opportunities to collaborate and promote the interests, goals and common good of both projects.
  • The establishment of synergies to work collaboratively work on the communication and dissemination of the advances, outputs and outcomes of the two projects.
  • The organisation of joint events between the two projects and in collaboration with other INFRAIA EU-funded projects to make European research infrastructures sustainable and open to the whole research community.

The discussion was very fruitful, with interesting outcomes and essential exchange of knowledge.

About BiCIKL Project

Open science practices can be used to create a new European community of important research infrastructures in the field of biodiversity. This is the aim of the EU-funded BiCIKL project. It will provide access to data in connection with new tools and services at each distinct level and along the entire research chain. The project will deliver new methods and workflows to combine access to harvesting, liberating, linking, accessing and reusing sub-article-level data derived from literature. BiCIKL will issue, for the first time, access and tools for continuous linking and usage tracking of data along the sequence from specimen, sequences, species, analytics, publications and biodiversity knowledge graph to reuse.

Discover more about the project here.