Examples of other additional activities

Example ACT Knowledge Sharing Workshop

A knowledge sharing workshop will be arranged during the GHGT-13 conference in Lausanne, Switzerland, 14th November 2016

Example BiodivERsA Strategic analysis

BiodivERsA has used the BiodivERsA database to analyse selected features of the European funding landscape for biodiversity research. Since obtaining extensive information on all the competitive funding sources in a given country is hardly reachable, BiodivERsA mainly focused on the funding derived from the Framework programme at the European scale, and on BiodivERsA’s funding agencies at the national one; these represent major players in funding research within their countries. Though such an analysis does not allow for a complete cross-country comparison, it can still elucidate some major trends in the funding of biodiversity research in Europe.

Example E-Rare Research Infrastructure Search facility

A rare diseases related European Research Infrastructures search function is available online at the E-Rare Web-portal.

Example ENT-platform

Era-net Transport (ENT) has evolved since 2004 into a service platform for Programme Owners and Managers. The web-based ENT-platform will increase and ease up cooperation by providing comprehensive and accurate information on calls and funding schemes. The purpose is to understand the needs of the community through superior service.

Example ERA-NET NEURON - Excellent Paper in Neuroscience Award (EPNA)

ERA-NET NEURON hosts regular networking events, explores training possibilities and provides other types of support for early career researchers. Since 2009 ERA-NET NEURON partner organizations have issued the Excellent Paper in Neuroscience Award (EPNA). The annual award is an encouragement for young researchers at the early stage of their career recognizing the most remarkable and outstanding scientific publications in the field of disease related neuroscience. The well attended EPNA ceremony has been adapted as a regular and part of FENS FORUM (http://www.fens.org/) for neuroscience, the main neuroscience conference in Europe ensuring remarkable visibility.

Example ERA-NET NEURON – Training

ERA-NET NEURON hosts regular networking events, explores training possibilities and provides other types of support for early career researchers. Training opportunities related to recently evolving methodologies may however be a key also for advanced researchers and innovators as well. ERA-NET NEURON actively participates in European discussion in training aspects related to neurosciences. The project aims to identify training opportunities at the national and international levels as well as possible training gaps in thematic areas, represented by the Joint Transnational Calls. Starting from 2018 NEURON has partnered in the organisation of the Cajal Advanced Neuroscience Training Programme https://www.fens.org/Training/CAJAL-programme/). This is accomplished in close collaboration with the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS) and its Committee for Higher Education and Training (CHET).

Example FACCE JPI Joint Mapping

FACCE JPI’s joint mapping approach facilitated the identification of current and expected research synergies, duplications and gaps. FACCE member countries conducted five mapping exercises over two years (2011-2013), each of them addressing one of the five FACCE Core Themes (Sustainable food security under climate change; Sustainable intensification of agriculture; Biodiversity and ecosystem services; Climate Change Adaptation; Greenhouse Gas Mitigation). Their outcomes greatly contributed to the development of FACCE-JPI’s Strategic Research Agenda (SRA) and First Biennial Implementation Plan (IP 2014-2015). The ERA-LEARN case study on FACCE JPI’s Joint Mapping Meetings (Case study no. 6) is available at: https://www.era-learn.eu/alignment/current-approaches

Example FACCE JPI’s International Cooperation Strategy

FACCE JPI’s European/International Strategy (2016-2020) aims to: - Promote greater complementarity and structuring of research at European and international levels to address global challenges in a more effective way; - Improve the international visibility FACCE-JPI and enhance the impact of aligned European research on European policymaking and innovation; and - Facilitate the exchange of information and mutual learning with similar research initiatives in other regions of the world.

Example FACCE MACSUR Knowledge Hub

The Knowledge Hub for Modelling European Agriculture with Climate Change for Food Security (MACSUR) was launched by the Joint Programming Initiative on Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change (FACCE-JPI). It is a network of 300 European researchers from 18 European countries who aim to advance the science of modelling and assessment of the impacts of climate variability and change on regional farming systems and food production in Europe. Besides networking amongst researchers, the MACSUR Knowledge Hub also allows for capacity building and the conduct of new research coordinated at trans-national level. The ERA-LEARN case study on MACSUR is available here (https://www.era-learn.eu/alignment/current-approaches).

Example JPI Climate Guidelines on Open Knowledge Policies

The case study “JPI Climate Guidelines on Open Knowledge Policies” (https://www.era-learn.eu/publications/other-publications/annual-summary-report-on-good-practices-in-the-implementation-of-jpis) provides information on the process of establishing and disseminating open Knowledge Policies within a JPI. JPI Climate is among the first JPIs contributing to the development of Open Knowledge policies in the area of Joint Programming. The JPI Climate Guidelines on Open Knowledge summarize a set of policy recommendations geared at both internal (i.e. JPI Climate governance) and external (i.e. JPI Climate network activities) level. The Guidelines provide a solid basis for kicking-off Open Knowledge guidelines in other JPIs.

Example JPI Oceans’ Shared Research Vessel

The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research offered to share the use of its newly built research vessel RV SONNE during 118 days to support the transnational research project "Ecological Aspects of Deep-Sea Mining" launched by JPI Oceans in January 2015. This transnational research project aims to assess the ecological impacts that could arise from commercial mining of deep-sea minerals called polymetallic nodules. The cost-effective joint use of research infrastructure has facilitated the development of a common understanding and integration of national research activities around a common scientific objective. It has also enabled more effective collective European contributions to international policy-making. The ERA-LEARN case study on JPI Oceans’ Shared Research Vessel is available here (https://www.era-learn.eu/alignment/current-approaches).

Example JPI Water Mapping Beyond Europe report

As a starting point, the Water JPI has mapped research and innovation activities (from funding to execution) in seven priority countries with which further collaboration could be sought: Brazil, Canada, China, India, South Africa, the United States and Vietnam. See the Mapping Beyond Europe report.

Example JPND “Young leaders from across Europe join global search for dementia cure”

Some of Europe’s brightest young leaders in research into dementia gathered in London on 27th February 2015 as part of a series of workshops to discuss innovative ideas to address the disease. The event was also supported by the EU Joint Programming Initiative on Neurodegenerative Diseases (JPND) and Alzheimer Europe.

Example Knowledge Network on Sustainable Intensification (KNSI)

The Knowledge Network on Sustainable Intensification is a new instrument being developed by FACCE-JPI, envisioned as a broad expert community connected by a Committee of National Science Leads and Funder Representatives and an informal web of nodes and interactions. The network will be formed by ongoing projects, programmes and various national and international science-policy-practice interactions.

Example M-Era-net promotes MERIL

At European level there has been a Mapping of the European Research Infrastructure Landscape (MERIL) under the coordination of the European Science Foundation (ESF). The MERIL portal gives access to an inventory of openly accessible research infrastructures (RIs) of more-than-national relevance in Europe across all scientific domains. It aims to be a user-friendly resource for information commonly needed by researchers seeking access to an infrastructure and by policy-makers analysing the current state of research infrastructure in Europe. M-ERA.NET strongly encourages beneficiaries to increase visibility and accessibility of research facilities existing in M-ERA.NET territories by including their relevant RI in the MERIL database. For more information is available here (http://portal.meril.eu/).

Example Map of Clusters and Competence Centers M-Era.net Consortium

This mapping aims to support the transnational networking of clusters and competence centres in the thematic areas of M-ERA.NET by providing national/regional companies and research groups with a database to find matching partners for their business and research.

Example PLATFORM of bioeconomy ERA-NET Actions (PLATFORM)

PLATFORM is the forum for funders and programme managers in European Research Area Networks (ERA-NETs) in the fields that make up the bioeconomy: food, agriculture, aquaculture, fisheries, forestry, climate, biodiversity and biotechnologies. PLATFORM aims to improve exchange and cooperation and to strengthen their impact on the ERA and the European bioeconomy.

Example Smart Grids + expera

Expera is the platform of the ERA-Net Smart Grids Plus Knowledge Community. This platform allow to share knowledge with members of the ERA-Net Smart Grids Plus Community. The Community includes representatives of industry, policy, research and other institutions as well as diverse smart grids initiatives, thereby installing a direct link between RDD initiatives, smart grids experts and decision-makers.

Example The BiodivERsA Database

A comprehensive ‘map’ of the current state of research on biodiversity and associated ecosystem services in Europe in terms of projects, programmes and funding, to improve the identification of existing gaps and future needs for new research programmes, new facilities, as well as detecting potential barriers for successful cooperation.

Example The OpenAire Platform

OpenAire aims to establish an open and sustainable scholarly communication infrastructure responsible for the overall management, analysis, manipulation, provision, monitoring and cross-linking of all research outcomes (publications, related datasets, software and services) across existing, planned and future repositories. OpenAire supports the H2020 vision of open access for scientific publications and provide a central e-infrastructure and service in H2020. The ERA-LEARN case study on OpenAire will soon be available here. (https://www.era-learn.eu/alignment/current-approaches)

Example Urban Europe “Towards a Joint Call with China”

The overall objective of the supporting activities presented is to facilitate “preparation of common ground”. Key supporting activities include desk research on the current development of smart cities in China as well as previous and current bilateral cooperation between the involved funding agencies with China. A more in-depth consultation process on the European side was also carried out to obtain detailed information regarding the experience and the expectation of working with China on smart cities.