Measure 1: Calls for Field-Specific Actions

The primary goal of the measure is to support ETH researchers to engage in, and develop ORD practices and to become ORD leaders in their fields.
Its secondary goal — in synergy with Measure 2 — is to strengthen the connections between research communities and services and infrastructures providers.

For any questions relative to the calls, please contact:
For technical issues: EPFL ReO, Esther van der Velde – research@epfl.ch.
For further information:

The calls are along three different tracks:

Explore projects will allow early phase exploration, testing and prototyping of what an ORD practice could be like. They will enable starting to engage with a community without necessarily building up something definitive. The aim is to help our researchers to explore if ORD practices can be developed and how.

The first Explore call was closed mid-April 2022. A second call will be launched late 2023. 

Click here to access the Explore projects application guidelines – Next deadline: Early 2024

Establish projects will allow to establish ORD practices that are already existing, with a research agenda and a common understanding about ORD practices. It would give the possibility to bring it to the next level, improve its scope, and develop projects that can become the de facto standards in a community and raise the quality level.

Deadline: closed

The Establish call for pre-proposals was closed at the beginning of May 2022. The successful applicants were invited to submit a full proposal by 28 July 2022. 

Contribute projects will help researchers to contribute to existing open communities built around ORD. They will validate their integration with existing infrastructures (including international ones) and focus on their potential to advance the scientific impact of the field as well as their technical quality.

Contribute calls will be launched every four months with deadlines at the beginning of April, August and December. Last call deadline: August 2024. 

Click here to access the Contribute projects application guidelines – Next deadline: 28 July 2022

Contribute calls will be launched every four months with deadlines at the beginning of April, August and December. Last call deadline: August 2024. 

Click here to access the Application Portal – please note that the call is hosted on the EPFL Applicant Portal. Should you have an account, please use it. If not, please create one before applying.

Financed Projects: Call 1 – deadline 1st April 2022