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Sectors: Culture - Media, Education - Training, Information, Innovation, New technologies, Research, Telecommunications

Beneficiaries: Corporations, Development NGOs, Federations Unions, International Organisation, Non-profit organisations, Research centres, Schools, SMEs, Training centres, Universities

Regions: Africa-Carribean-Pacific, Candidate countries, European Economic Area, European Union, Mediterranean countries, New Independant States

Category: Call for proposals


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Developing countries: Over 100 developing countries are automatically eligible for funding under Horizon 2020

Responsible: European Commission


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This call for proposals aims to ensure professional recognition of communities and the development of appropriate curricula, training and skills.

Priorities and funded actions:

– To increase high level education institutions offering degrees for e-infrastructure experts, research technologists, data scientists and data librarians
– To develop programmes and information sharing tools on e-infrastructures
– To train individuals able to design, develop and maintain e-science tools and services as well as to support researchers with computational and data expertise

Among financed actions
– To define university curricula for the e-infrastructure competences mentioned above, and promoting their adoption
– To develop and to execute training programmes (including for lifelong learning) for the above mentioned professionals working as part of a team of researchers or supporting research teams
– To support the establishment of these professions as distinct professions from that of a researcher
– To develop alternatives means for recognising non-research contributions by research technologists and data scientists
– Awareness raising activities; establish and promote e-infrastructures community champions to advocate on new jobs and skills needs at schools, universities and scientific communities