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Projects under this Horizon Europe Programme's call foresee the following: the development of new support material, curricula and learning pathways for researchers, data curators, and data stewards and new types of professionals. 

They should contribute to the availability of highly and appropriately skilled professionals enabling the practice of Open Science with adequate knowledge of standards, applications and tools and best practices for delivering, managing, reusing, sharing and analysing FAIR data, as well as other digital research objects. It should enable researchers to transform the way they carry out research and exploit research outputs, leading to better quality and more productivity of research as well as to contribute to the Horizon Europe - European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) Partnership.

To ensure an efficient uptake and exploitation of data by Public Authorities (e.g. for evidence-based policymaking), policymakers should also become skilled in data acquisition, management and analysis. Proposals should therefore cover the following activities:

  • Engage with the relevant stakeholders at the national and institutional level in order to co-create, promote, broker and ensure the recognition of digital career profiles specifically related to Open Science. This includes the development of quality assurance mechanisms for professional training and qualifications.
  • Promote existing and develop new curricula (at undergraduate, PhD and professional level) that meet the demands of open and data-intensive science, and the establishment of advanced learning environments, in order to train the next generation of scientists, librarians and infrastructure professionals on topics such as the management and integration of diverse data flows and artificial intelligence for FAIR data management.
  • Foster the development of a distributed pan-European user support network, supporting the collaboration of existing networks of competence and data curation centres, in order to provide expertise on storing, sharing and reusing digital outputs, as well as on the onboarding of EOSC services and the provision of open science resources.
  • Support the development of quality assurance and certification framework for learning material taking into account the life cycle of materials to ensure that training is up to date with technology and policy changes, as part of lifelong learning programmes.
  • Promote the training of civil servants, policymakers and agencies, as well as their engagement with researchers, in order to foster the efficient uptake of relevant scientific data by public administration and encourage its use for evidence-based policymaking, building on best practices where appropriate.

Applications may be submitted by 23 September 2021 17:00:00 Brussels time.

Opportunity Details

Target audience
Digital skills for ICT professionals and other digital experts.
Digital technology / specialisation
Digital skill level
Digital Expert
Geographic scope - Country
Industry - field of education and training
Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) not further defined
Type of initiative
EU institutional initiative
Form of funding