What if researchers could use an Open Science platform enabling them to seamlessly write with colleagues and instantly publish both their Articles and Definitions without leaving it? And what if the wider community of peers could then give the most transparent and diverse feedback by openly review both Articles and Definitions? With Qeios, researchers can experience a totally new way of integrating scholarly Definitions as the building blocks of their new piece of research, and have the approval of the wider community of peers. The overall result is research of increased quality, comparability and reproducibility, freely discoverable by all.
In addition to assisting researchers in producing new, top-notch research, Qeios makes its content, whether new or collected from already published research, freely available in a machine-readable format (XML), discoverable by all with no economic nor technological barriers. The presence of Definitions within Articles allows for a new, more detailed and comprehensive search of the literature.
Phase 1 budget: 8980 €
Qeios Ltd is an active company incorporated on 20 June 2017 with the registered office located in London, Greater London.
Phase 1 budget: 8970 €
We propose to use the OPENAIRE data and enhance the OPENAIRE graph by developing novel algorithms and supporting data curation for chemical ingredients in food and cosmetics and to disseminate this open, peer-‐reviewed information through the Ingredio mobile app and through OpenAIRE activities for actively protecting consumer health.
Phase 1 budget: 8999 €
Ingred.io is a mobile application to inform consumers on the safety of ingredients in food and cosmetics produced by Dentica, a company located in Athens, Greece whose operations are focused on health sector.
This proposal aims to develop a stand-alone Text and Data Mining module that will extract named entities from XML (or PDF) files (publications, projects). Our project will come in addition to OpenAIRE mining service by adding new types of entities.
Phase 1 budget: 9000 €
Founded in 2010, MyScienceWork serves the international scientific community and promotes easy access to scientific publications, unrestricted diffusion of knowledge and open science. Our comprehensive database includes more than 90 million scientific publications and 12 million patents. Our vision for the near future is to empower research institutions and industries with more intelligence related to research fields by aggregating all available data related to research results to accelerate findings, optimize funding and research efforts, improve transparency, bridge the knowledge gap between academia and industry and avoid duplicate research.
Exploiting the OpenAIRE graph data, the Open Science Lens offers tools that can be integrated in a browser or a science oriented page to enhance the user experience with regards to Open Science exploration, offering direct access to all information related to a context, be it Publications, projects, calls, datasets, researchers, research topics etc. Not only the proposal promotes open science but also motivates 3rd parties in engaging with open science topics yielding a strong sustainability model for the offering.
Phase 1 budget: 8215 €
Communication & Information Technologies Experts S.A. is enterprise activating in the area of CIT services and solutions. Founded on June 2007, it provides an umbrella for hosting a number of diverse yet interconnected expertise of its members and collaborators, under a legal entity. Under the form of Société Anonyme (Anonymous Corporation), the corporation aims to exploit this concentrated expertise in the area of Communications and Information Technologies (CIT) not in the direction of obtaining a market share through product lines, but rather in the direction of bringing high quality innovative solutions and highly focused expertise to its clients and the public, in general. Our two-fold business orientation covers innovative, rapid implementation of cost-effective solutions for companies and organization in the sectors of Finance, Telecommunications, Healthcare and Government services and highly specialized consulting services in the fields techno-economics and CIT system design.
Provide a Canonical Person Entity (CPE) resolution service for the biodiversity community—free to scientists, and via API to institutions—developed using data from Plazi and the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF). We will also redeliver existing taxonomic treatments in the Biodiversity Literature Repository (BLR - hosted on Zenodo), enhancing significant persons (authors, collectors, identifiers etc.), which are currently unstructured person instances, using a CPE identifier or ORCID linked to a profile. Through subsequent collaborations we will extend person resolution services to other domains in natural sciences such as bioinformatics and infectious disease control, as well as in the humanities and information technology.
Phase 1 budget: 7800 €
The Data Futures project is a consortium of institutions and publishers including Aix-Marseille, Basel, Heidelberg, Lyon and Princeton universities and Merve Verlag GmbH. It is based in the Institute for Modern and Contemporary Culture at the University of Westminster, London. Established at the beginning of 2012 to focus on factors affecting long-term accessibility of research data, and in particular on growing recognition of the need to capture broader research investment than is possible using 'core' metadata standards, the project comprises a multi-disciplinary team of software engineers and subject-based theorists. Data Futures freizo migration platform enables digital collections to be made portable and re-delivered using contemporary technologies instead of accreting maintenance liabilities and ultimately risking loss as funding priorities change and institutions mutate. Its services to third parties include assessment of long-term vulnerabilities of research data, transformation of projects to portable formats and change management to address the wider horizon of institutional logic and other dispositives affecting sustainability.
The project aims to enhance the euroCRIS Directory of Research Information Systems (DRIS) and make it automatically searchable via a dedicated API. This will promote CRIS systems becoming OpenAIRE data providers and simplify the process for harvesting their metadata.
Budget in phase 1: 5200 €
euroCRIS, founded in 2002, is an international not-for-profit association that brings together experts on research information in general and research information systems (CRIS) in particular. The mission of euroCRIS is to promote cooperation within and share knowledge among the research information community and interoperability of research information through CERIF, the Common European Research Information Format. Areas of interest also cover research databases, CRIS related data like scientific datasets, (open access) institutional repositories, as well as data access and exchange mechanisms, standards and guidelines and best practice for CRIS.
This proposal is about the implementation of a permanent, scalable and real-time laboratory (AIRE Lab). AIRE Lab enables transparent, unlimited experimentation through forking and replaying data aggregation workflows. Event probes (EP) are injected into the Data Aggregation Workflow (DAW) capturing fine grained events which are fed to a Functional Toolkit (FTk). FTk is designed and implemented to favour loosely coupled, scalable and composable functional components and services to take advantage of EP data. An initial set of functions, (Initial FTk) adds immediate value to the AIRE Lab and demonstrates its usage by providing functions to record EP data in time series in addition to real-time per-record monitoring and reporting of DAW executions.
Phase 1 budget: 7060 €
Nubisware S.r.l. was born in 2016 from the awareness that developing software at a different level is possible. The team’s twenty year long experience and the vocation for Research and Development drive us towards cutting-edge solutions along the path of technological, industrial and service innovation. We proactively cooperate with our customers to develop new ideas and re-engineer, extend or integrate existing software systems. Our natural enthusiasm pushes us towards sharing, disclosure and teaching of everything related to computer science methodologies and technologies involving advanced web services, system integration, interoperability, security and data management.
Opscidia promotes the reuse of research results for innovation and society by developing both an Open Access and APC-free publishing platform and artificial-intelligence based tools to analyze automatically scientific publications. A key problem in building efficient text-mining tools is to have proper domain-specific ontologies that can be used as building blocks for other text-mining applications. In this project, we aim to build a tool that enables to produce semi-automatically domain-specific ontologies and representations of OpenAIRE graph according to these ontologies.
Phase 1 budget: 5862 €
Opscidia is a platform which host peer-reviewed scientific journals under the only condition that they are open access and free for the authors.
The proposed service will aim at integrating the OpenAIRE infrastructure to a dynamic learning platform dedicated to the space/geospatial sector, developed by Planetek within EO4GEO project (http://www.eo4geo.eu/). The proposed solution aims, in principal, at reaching the space/geospatial community, allowing easy access to a vast amount of scientific and scholarly records, raising at the same time the impact of Open Science and OpenAIRE within this community. The proposed service module, in the form of a plugin, will create a bridge between the OpenAIRE infrastructure and the EO4GEO open educational resources. Through this plug-in, users of the EO4GEO platform will be able to use an advanced search engine and receive filtered and very well-structured results. The activity will capitalize Planetek’s previous relevant experience in e-learning, OpenAIRE, Marine_EO PCP and the EO4GEO H2020 Erasmus project.
Phase 1 budget: 8990 €
Planetek Hellas is a member of the Planetek Group which since 1994 operates in the field of Satellite Remote Sensing, Spatial Data Infrastructure and Software development for the “on board” and “ground” segment space applications. Founded in 2006, Planetek Hellas provides solution oriented services in the field of Geomatics, involving the use of EO data and systems for environmental & critical infrastructure monitoring, urban planning, civil protection and security. Planetek has designed, built and commercializes Rheticus, the trademarked award winning Geospatial Analytics Platform , through which the company's solutions are offered in the market. Rheticus has revolutionized the traditional Earth Observation market whose main characteristic has always been the ad hoc offered services (project based). Rheticus represents a disruptive approach of IaaS (Info as a Service) globally scalable, subscription based with low recurrent costs.
The OpenAIRE open call is challenging you to work on one of the three topics that are closely related with the OpenAIRE application boundaries (see image below).
Through this Open Innovation Call process, OpenAIRE will allocate a total budget of €360,000 to successful project proposals shaped into products/services. Applicants and their products will also get recognition and be promoted within OpenAIRE ecosystem.
OpenAIRE Open Innovation programme is launched to discover, support and fund innovative ideas and implementations of software in the Open Science domain. This is achieved by the mingle of external and internal ideas that will lead to the co-creation of fresh business ideas and the formation of an innovation ecosystem with would-be-entrepreneurs, startups and SMEs, closely related to OpenAIRE. The Open Innovation programme selects innovative projects in the field of Open Science to develop products and services linked to scholarly works, repositories, data management, OpenAIRE infrastructure and OpenAIRE services. Ideas that make use of current assets available within OpenAIRE and create new services for the Open Science ecosystem (and EOSC) are welcomed!
The agenda of the Open Innovation call of OpenAIRE-Advance is the following:
Date / Activity
[05.11.2019] Open Market Consultation
[12.11.2019] Open Call publication
[12.12.2019] Deadline for submission of tenders for the framework agreement and phase 1
[16.12.2019] Opening of phase 1 tenders
[10.01.2020] Tenderers notified of decision on awarding contracts
[26.02.2020] Signing of framework agreements and phase 1 specific contracts
Implementation of phase 1
[26.02.2020] Start of phase 1
[17.04.2020] Submission of phase 1 final milestone(s)/final report/deliverable(s)
[21.04.2020] Phase 1 contractors notified as to whether they have completed this phase satisfactorily and successfully - End of phase 1
Second tender procedure (call-off for phase 2)
[22.04.2020] Launch call-off for phase 2 (only offers from contractors that successfully completed phase 1 are eligible)
[12.05.2020] Deadline for submitting phase 2 tenders
[13.05.2020] Opening of phase 2 tenders
[20.05.2020] Tenderers notified of decision on awarding phase 2 contracts
[20.05.2020] Signing of phase 2 specific contracts
Implementation phase 2
[21.05.2020] Start of phase 2
[17.07.2020] Submission of phase 2 final milestone(s)/final report/deliverable(s)
[24.07.2020] Phase 2 contractors notified as to whether they have completed this phase satisfactorily and successfully - End of phase 2
Third tender procedure (call-off for phase 3)
[27.07.2020] Launch call-off for phase 3 (only offers from contractors that successfully completed phase 2 are eligible)
[21.08.2020] Deadline for submitting phase 3 tenders
[24.08.2020] Opening of phase 3 tenders
[31.08.2020] Tenderers notified of decision to award phase 3 contracts
[03.09.2020] Signing of phase 3 specific contracts
Implementation phase 3
[04.09.2020] Start of phase 3
[23.10.2020] Testing of services/products developed during phase 3 on the test/beta OpenAIRE platform instance
[30.10.2020] Feedback from phase 3 supervisor/monitoring team on field-testing of the products/services
[13.11.2020] Final demonstration of products/services developed during phase 3
[30.11.2020] Submission of phase 3 final milestone(s)/final report/ deliverable(s)
[02.12.2020] Phase 3 contractors notified as to whether they have completed this phase satisfactorily and successfully – End of phase 3
[11.12.2020] Publication of results and conclusions on the OPENAIRE project website
Important: The services must build upon the OpenAIRE APIs (api.openaire.eu). Since OpenAIRE open innovation call is requesting teams to work on ideas and services/products that will integrate in OpenAIRE, any interoperability standards and technical requirements should be fulfilled.
The criteria to successfuly participate in the Open Innovation call, are to submit the submission template (provided by OpenAIRE) and describe all the neccessary elements required in a clear and direct manner so that evaluators can comprehend the value of your idea, its technical feasibility and the overall impact it will have within the Open Science ecosystem and OpenAIRE. Do not forget though that team is also important so try to showcase how and why your team should be accepted. What makes your team and your idea so special? Try to implement solutions for currrent and future useage that will affect various user groups.
There are three types of criteria that the OpenAIRE open call evaluators will judge upon each tender:
- Selection criteria that tenderers must comply with
- On/Off and Weighted award criteria that tenders would be evaluated upon for each phase
For a detailed view please download the OpenAIRE-Advance_Open Call document.
Phase 1 - Solution Design
During this phase, tenderers select one of the three topics of the call to work on. They fill in the OpenAIRE Open Call template document (Annex5a) and accompanied by the OpenAIRE Open Call Financial offer and Costs breakdown template (5b). To successfully submit, a detailed presentation of the team (CVs) is also added.
Successful tenders are funded and deliver the neccessary milestones and deliverables (presented in the OpenAIRE Open Call document).
M1.1. - Submission of Project Plan
D1 - Project abstracts
M1.2 - Design and architecture of the solution/services
D1.1 - Technical description
D1.2 - Technical plan report
Phase 2 - Prototyping
M2.1. - Conference call of phase 2 contractors with the procurer
D2 - Project abstracts (summary of the actions to be completed during Phase 2)
M2.2 - A demonstration to the Procurer of the prototypes developed during phase 2
D2.1 - Documentation
Detailed presentation and documentation of code, API(s), licenses used, to build the prototype service(s)
D2.2 - Phase 2 report
Phase 3 - Original development and testing of a limited set of 'first' products or services
M3.1. - Conference call of phase 3 contractors with the procurer
D2 - Project abstracts (summary of the actions to be completed during Phase 3)
M3.2 - A demonstration to the Procurer of a beta version of the solution developed during phase 3
D3.1- Integration report
M3.3- A demonstration to the Procurer of the final version of the solution developed during phase 3
D3.2 - Demonstration to the Procurer of the final products or services developed during the 3 phases.
D3.3- User Manual & Training
D3.4- End of Phase 3 Report
D3.5- Summary of overall lessons learnt and results achieved from the Open Call
Rules and Conditions for OpenAIRE Open Call
All submissions should respect and fulfill the proposal submission process and requirements and noted in Annexes.
OpenAIRE reserves the right to change the terms and conditions of the open call at any time. Applicants will be noted. Decisions made by the Procurer regarding the interpretation of these terms and conditions and the awarding decisions are binding and final. The evaluation committee acts in good faith in granting the awards, and reserves the right not to grant awards.
Participation in the tendering procedure is open on equal terms to all types of operators EU member states and associated countries .
Tenders may be submitted by a single entity or in collaboration with others. The latter can involve either submitting a joint tender or subcontracting (only up to 30% of total R&D can be subcontracted, more information below), or a combination of the 2 approaches. Teams should assign a person as a lead tenderer (contact point) and will be considered as the administrative contact responsible for communication. A signed agreement by all members of the team is required for the assignment of the lead tender.
Proposals must be submitted in English.
Applicant's cannot be associated to OpenAIRE partners, i.e. work for a partner of have other contractual relationship with them.
Applicants must apply by filling in all documents (Annexes) available online on the OpenAIRE portal.
A consultation team from OpenAIRE will be available to answer any inquiries on different kind of matters.
OpenAIRE will respond only to the lead tender, via OpenAIRE moodle, email, Skype/GoToMeeting.
Applicants are the only responsible for the content and nature of their submission to the OpenAIRE open call. No rights can be derived from suggestions and instructions provided by OpenAIRE.
Applicants are the only responsible for ensuring that no legal obligations, no rules of public order of decency and no rights of third parties are violated, according to the laws of the countries involved. They must also ensure that their submission results in no unlawful act and/or in no damage to others.
Teams will indemnify OpenAIRE from any and all costs and damages that could result from infringing their legal obligations.
OpenAIRE shall not be liable in the event of loss of submitted proposals namely due to network interruptions. In case of any failures of the OpenARE system or website, applicants will have to contact the OpenAIRE team.
OpenAIRE shall not consider late submission proposals as valid.
Once the tender is submitted, the applicant will receive the notification about the proposal registration.
The evaluation process is carried out following the evaluation criteria described in the relevant documents.
The information which has been specifically designated as "confidential" by applicants shall remain confidential.
The ownership of the IP rights arising from the tender shall belong to the applicant(s). The results of the projects selected and funded by OpenAIRE are owned by the party that generates them, unless otherwise agreed. The party has the obligation to grant a non-exlusive license to OpenAIRE over the use, distribution, communication and further developement of the service. Moreover, all source code and accompanied documentation on a public free repository (i.e. GitHub, Gitlab, OpenAIRE, etc) under a free open source software licence.
OpenAIRE reserves the right to use the projects selected and funded for publicity and promotion of the project via different media channels. The winning teams should cooperate with OpenAIRE on publicity and communication and act as ambassadors for the infrastructure services.
Personal data of the applicants shall be collected and processed only for the purpose of participation in the Open call by the OpenAIRE team which takes all appropriate measures for the safety of applicants data and respond to all the requests regarding data subjects rights.
Applicants acknowledge that providing their personal data in the Annexes is mandatory in order to participate in the open call.
Applicants allow OpenAIRE to disclose their name, as provided in the corresponding application form, in any form or by any means, for promotional purposes.
Personal data shall be kept, under the scope of this program, until its completion after which they will be erased.
Should there be any queries concerning the processing of personal data, these shall be addressed to OpenAIRE team.
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