The Global Access Fund for Research Organisations (up to 50,000 EUR)
Applications are open for The Global Access Fund for Research Organisations. The Global Access Fund (GAF) was established to enable communities worldwide to make their research outputs discoverable. It will provide financial support for both outreach activities and infrastructure development to enable organizations in regions and communities currently underrepresented in the global open science infrastructure landscape to benefit from DataCite infrastructure services.
Global Access Fund Scope
The Global Access Fund will allocate funding to projects in the following three areas:
- Outreach and engagement activities to support increasing awareness and adoption of global and local solutions and connect to community initiatives, such as:
- Capacity building to deliver training to research administrators and librarians on open infrastructure and service fundamentals (DOIs, metadata, APIs), implementation (e.g. DataCite API integration in repository and other systems, metadata curation) and demonstrating value of the connection to local infrastructure services to the community.
- Events (Webinars, workshops, virtual communication campaigns) to promote open infrastructure, discuss and amplify participation and adoption strategies and plans leveraging local initiatives.
- Outreach resource development to deliver content (videos, social media content, podcasts, tutorials, etc.) that documents use cases, success stories, benefits of DataCite infrastructure in local/regional contexts, including materials in innovative formats and languages other than English
- Open Infrastructure development and integration to enable and increase the adoption of DataCite infrastructure and related services, such as:
- Repository, publishing and other system development and implementation to allow organizations to integrate DataCite APIs and metadata
- Development of new tools and systems to obtain additional value from DataCite infrastructure (e.g. visualizations, statistics tools, metadata enrichment tools, CRIS systems, etc.).
- Global Access Fund seek to identify and incubate three demonstrators across the regions. The three demonstrators can be in the following areas.
- Leveraging and implementing open international infrastructure services for the benefit of local communities.Awarded projects should create opportunities for the local communities to take advantage of DataCite infrastructure to boost visibility of their research outputs and resources.
- Leveraging and/or establishing open local infrastructure services and communities.
- Facilitating indigenous knowledge sharing. Beyond accessibility, the focus in this area is to fund projects that support Indigenous data sovereignty through DOI registration and metadata.
The following funding levels are available for individual projects in each of the three areas:
- Outreach activities: up to 10,000 EUR
- Infrastructure development: up to 20,000 EUR
- Demonstrators: up to 50,000 EUR
In cases where access to DataCite registration services is needed as part of the proposal, organizations which are awarded grants will be granted access for the duration of one calendar year. This access will enable them to leverage DataCite’s infrastructure and services to enhance the visibility and accessibility of their research outputs.
- Applicants must be representatives of non-profit stakeholders within the research ecosystem (e.g. research institutions, associations, NRENs, government bodies, service providers, etc.) based in Africa, Latin America, the Middle East, and Asia can apply. Applicants should be authorized to apply on behalf of their organization (legal entity).
- Applications are open to both DataCite member and non-member organizations.
- Preference will be given to applications from countries classified as lower or middle-income.
Deadline: 15th October 2023
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