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A Europe-wide Interoperable Virtual Research Environment to Empower Multidisciplinary Research Communities and Accelerate Innovation and Collaboration

Objective

The VRE4EIC project addresses key data and software challenges in supporting multidisciplinary data driven sciences. These include:
1) understanding complex user requirements across domains by closely involving committed user communities;
2) improving the quality of VRE user experience by providing user centred, secure, privacy compliant, sustainable environments for accessing data, composing workflows and tracking data publications;
3) increasing VRE usage in multidisciplinary research domains by abstracting and reusing building blocks and workflows from existing VRE initiatives;
4) improving the interoperability of heterogeneous discovery, contextual and detailed metadata across all layers of the VRE; and
5) promoting the exploitation of VRE4EIC solutions to different research communities and commercially.

The project contributes to the Work Programme through innovations in the following areas:
• support of excellent research through improved VREs and interoperation of heterogeneous VREs leading to new multidisciplinary science;
• increased user acceptance through support for trust, security and privacy throughout the VRE architecture;
• a novel VRE architecture, prototypes and enhanced metadata that can be used for future multidisciplinary VREs;
• a semantic web, linked open data view of VRE information allowing cross-linking to open government data enabling heterogeneous discovery;
• interoperable standard software services retro-fitted to enhance existing VREs;
• solutions for societal challenges demonstrated in the environmental and earth science domains (environmental pollution, climate change, earthquakes), building on 25 real use cases;
• increased VRE adoption to other domains and research communities through a training programme and learning environment to empower researchers to utilise the full potential of VRE4EIC and to enhance collaboration.

VRE4EIC covers all EU member states and EFTA countries, and will affect 70,000 researchers all over Europe.

Call for proposal

H2020-EINFRA-2014-2015

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Sub call

H2020-EINFRA-2015-1

Coordinator

GEIE ERCIM
Net EU contribution
€ 879 014,00
Address
Route Des Lucioles 2004 Sophia Antipolis
06410 Biot
France

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Region
Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Alpes-Maritimes
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 0,00

Participants (11)

STICHTING NEDERLANDSE WETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK INSTITUTEN
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 761 281,00
Address
Winthontlaan 2
3526 KV Utrecht

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Region
West-Nederland Utrecht Utrecht
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,25
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 564 637,90
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma

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Region
Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
IDRYMA TECHNOLOGIAS KAI EREVNAS
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 424 705,85
Address
N Plastira Str 100
70013 Irakleio

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Region
Ηράκλειο Κρήτη Νησιά Αιγαίου
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 548 355,00
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft

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Region
West-Nederland Zuid-Holland Delft en Westland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
VERENIGING EUROCRIS
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 0,62
Address
Heyendaalseweg 141
6525 AJ Nijmegen

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Region
Oost-Nederland Gelderland Arnhem/Nijmegen
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 0,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

IS4RI SARL
France
Net EU contribution
€ 192 561,88
Address
31 Rue De Saverne
67700 Haegen

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Grand Est Alsace Bas-Rhin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

ETHNIKO IDRYMA EREVNON
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 64 468,75
Address
Vas Konstantinou 48
11635 Athina

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Region
Κεντρικός Τομέας Αθηνών Aττική Αττική
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 33 437,50
Address
University Avenue
G12 8QQ Glasgow

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Region
West Central Scotland Glasgow City
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

IDEALAB - Laboratory of ideas
Serbia
Net EU contribution
€ 72 187,50
Address
Petra Drapsina 17/4
21000 Novi Sad

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Region
Србија - север Регион Војводине Јужнобачка област
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 0,00
ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI GEOFISICA E VULCANOLOGIA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 372 255,00
Address
Via Di Vigna Murata 605
00143 Roma

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Region
Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 457 095,00
Address
Spui 21
1012WX Amsterdam

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Region
West-Nederland Noord-Holland Groot-Amsterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00