The 2017 Call for Participation for Eastern Partnership (EaP) research collaborations to submit Enlighten Your Research (EYR@EaP) proposals closed on Friday 7 April with a record number of entries. More than 30 proposals were submitted from across all the six EaP countries covering a wide range of research fields including quantum computing, biochemistry, linguistics, and cultural heritage.

This is the largest number of submissions we have had for an Enlighten Your Research programme yet. It is encouraging to see the interest from the Eastern European countries to incorporate a variety of technologies into their research.”

Mary Hester, SURFnet, coordinator of Enlighten Your Research programme

What is EYR@EaP?

The EYR programme promotes the use and incorporation of e-infrastructure resources for research, and the benefits of international collaboration. Having originated in the Netherlands, EYR went global in 2013 and in 2016 the Eastern Partnership Connect (EaPConnect) approached the organisers to run a special edition of EYR in partnership together in the EaP countries – Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine.

EYR@EaP is a proposal-based programme, which seeks projects that need access to and support of e-infrastructure resources. Example e-infrastructure resources offered for winning  EYR@EaP 2017 projects include but are not limited to: guidance on open data and open science through OpenAIRE; compute resources provided by the European research infrastructure PRACE and partner computing centres (such as SURFsara); advice and support on the use of network services and end-to-end network connectivity through the EaP partners; and commitment to an agreed level of resource provisioning and support.

This year’s winners are…

The winning projects will be revealed during this year’s Eastern Partnership E-infrastructures Conference, EaPEC 2017, which is being organised by EaPConnect in Minsk, Belarus on 27-28 September.

Anyone wishing to attend the EaPEC 2017 conference to hear about the winning EYR projects, as well as the keynote speech from the Human Brain Project and other presentations, is very welcome.

Further information

Read more about the EYR@EaP programme.

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