Call for Needs (Stage 1) - Normative - Closed
OPENING DATE: 13 January 2021
CLOSING DATE: 22 February 2021

EURAMET e.V. invite interested parties to submit Research Potential topics.

Stage 1 offers the chance for all stakeholders from any country to influence the research projects undertaken by the European metrology community by identifying the challenge, problem or opportunity for potential research topics (PRT).

The outcome of the Call for Needs could serve as a basis for a potential partnership call later in 2021 for joint research projects and is subject to eligibility criteria which may open in the third quarter of 2021.

Stage 1 Documentation

To submit a PRT please upload your completed Word document (using the template provided), via the Submit tab, by the deadline of 22 February 2021 23:59 CET.

Call is now closed

The CEN/CENELEC priority research topics can be found below:

1 Specifications for non-conventional d.c. substation and performance assessment of non-conventional subs.
2 Characterization of Instrument Transformers for AC and DC grids up to 36 kV and up to 150 kHz
3 Mechanical data (P, F, etc.) for physical contacts between moving machinery or its parts with persons

An announcement from IEC can also be found here. In addition, the CIE priority research topics can be found below:

4 New calibration sources for spectroradiometers
5 Calibration and Characterization of HDR cameras for luminance measurements and glare evaluations
6 Performance of "light dosimeters" that measure light for non-visual and visual effects
7 Metrology of Obtrusive Light and Sky Glow

The NEN priority research topic can be found below:

8 Measurement of losses in HVDC converter stations

The WELMEC priority research topic can be found below:

1 Nonconventional measuring instruments

Further detailed needs are being collected by CEN/CENELEC, CIE and WELMEC and will be published here as they become available. Please check this page for updates during the call.

ETSI priorities for 2020-2021 can be found here.

EURAMET consulted its members on which European Regulations they supported through their research work or measurement services. The current version of the resulting document (end of 2018) is available here.

To EURAMET has developed a Strategic Research Agenda for Metrology in Europe. The current version can be found here.

Important information about these documents

This call is being held ahead of any agreement from the Commission that the relevant funding will be available. At present the relevant legislation is still under discussion in both Council and Parliament, and there is no certainty on the detailed arrangements for funding selected projects. The funding of any selected project, and the terms and conditions of participation in the projects, are dependent on completion of the legislative process and the subsequent contractual processes between the European Commission and EURAMET. Proposers submit to this call at their own risk.

Background

Last year, EURAMET submitted a draft proposal to the EC for a further research programme to be established under article 185 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU) to follow on from EMRP and EMPIR. This was published by the EC at https://ec.europa.eu/info/research-and-innovation/funding/funding-opportunities/funding-programmes-and-open-calls/horizon-europe/european-partnerships-horizon-europe/candidates-digital-industry-and-space_en.

The initiative would be called the European Partnership on Metrology and would aim to create, by 2030, a sustainable and effective system for metrology at European level that ensures Europe has a world-class metrology system that:

  • Provides metrology solutions, fundamental metrological reference data and methods, offering fit-for-purpose solutions supporting and stimulating European innovation and responding to societal challenges
  • Supports and enables effective design and implementation of regulation and standards that underpin public policies that address societal challenges

The Commission commissioned an impact assessment into this proposal and 11 others in similar priority areas, and, based on those findings, published their own proposal for the Partnership, their response to the impact assessment and a draft of the Decision on 23rd February 2021. See:

That draft Decision is currently under discussion in the European Council and the European Parliament.

Under the assumption that the Council and Parliament pass the basic act which would form the legal basis for this research programme, and that the participating countries named in the Draft Decision submit the required commitment letters, EURAMET is publishing these potential Selected Research Topics and draft guidance notes. These documents are not approved by the Commission nor will they lead to a binding decision by EURAMET e.V. for any further negotiation or funding. All published guides and templates are subject to amendment by the EC and EURAMET e.V. as further information becomes known.

Call for proposals
OPENING DATE: 24 August 2021
CLOSING DATE: 11 October 2021 (23:59 CEST)

To find a consortium planning to bid click HERE

For working meetings and training for potential coordinators click HERE

Some countries have declared a strategic priority for inclusion in particular projects. Coordinators are requested to seek the involvement of partners from these countries. The list of priorities is HERE.

Selected Research Topics (SRTs)
SRT-n01: Metrology for digital substation instrumentation
SRT-n02: Support for the standardisation of nanoscale magnetic field measurements
SRT-n03: Characterisation of AC and DC MV instrument transformers in extended frequency range up to 150 kHz
SRT-n04: Metrology support for enhanced energy efficiency in DC railway systems
SRT-n05: Protocol for SI-traceable validation of methods for biomethane conformity assessment
SRT-n06: Metrology for emerging wireless standards
SRT-n07: Standardisation for safe implant scanning in MRI
SRT-n08: Support for the standardisation of luminance distribution measurements for assessing glare and obtrusive light using high-dynamic-range imaging systems
SRT-n09: Improved metrology for non-conventional measuring instruments with additional integrated functionalities
SRT-n10: Metrology for emerging electromagnetic compatibility standards
SRT-n13: Metrology for standardised, innovative, alternative and validated measuring tools for water quality monitoring
Potential Partnership Documentation
Guide 1: Admissibility and Eligibility for the potential Partnership on Metrology Calls
List 1a: EURAMET NMIs and DIs
List 1b: Country Information
Guide 4: Writing Joint Research Projects (JRPs)
List 4: Checklist for Template 4
Template 4: JRP protocol
Guide 5: Submitting administrative data for Partnership projects
List 5: Checklist for Template 5
Template 5: Project Administrative Data (PAD)
Guide 6: Evaluating JRP Projects
Form 6a: Code of Conduct and Declaration
Form 6b: Payment to Referees
Form 6c: JRP Evaluation
Form 4a: Ethics issues self-assessment form
Form 4b: Security issues self-assessment form
HE guide on how to complete the ethics self-assessment: HE guide on completing ethics self-assessment

DOWNLOAD ALL Partnership DOCS and SRTs HERE

Background information
Call Scope Normative 2021
Formal Announcement: Call 2021
Budget and Features: Call 2021>
Horizon Europe Annotated Model Grant Agreement
Horizon Europe Model Grant Agreement
How to submit
The coordinator should submit the following documents electronically via the Stage 2 Submit tab
  • Template 4: JRP protocol (as .docx file)
  • Template 5: Project Administrative Data (as .xlsx file)
  • Form 4a: Ethics issues self-assessment form (as .xlsx file)
  • Form 4b: Security issues self-assessment form (as .xlsx file)
  • Annex to Form 4a (as .docx file) if required due to answers in Form 4a
  • Letters of support (collated together as a single unsecured .pdf file) Optional
Evaluation
All eligible proposals will go forward to be evaluated by the referees with proposers attending a 'virtual' Review Conference. For more details see the Virtual Review Conference tab.

ALL meetings will be virtual (online).

Working meetings serve as a platform to build consortia to address a particular SRT. Working meetings are arranged by potential proposers at a host institute. Neither the host institute nor EURAMET are responsible for the agenda of the individual working meetings. Specifics of working meetings;

In principle all interested parties may attend a specific working meeting but must register either via an online portal or by e-mail (details below).

Connections and working meetings are independent, registering an interest with connections does not mean you are registered for a working meeting. To register interest in a SRT via connections and see who else is interested click HERE.

Co-authorship of a (specific) PRT is not a precondition for attending a working meeting.

Attendance at a working meeting is not a precondition for joining a consortium nor a guarantee of a place within one.

The dates supplied in the table below may be subject to change. If a working meeting is rescheduled the MSU and the original hosting institution must be informed.

The host institute has the right to close registration early should capacity be reached.

EURAMET have been made aware of the following working meetings.

SRT Dates Host Organisation Contact Information and registration
SRTs n01, n05, n06, n09, n10 06 July INRIM Registration
Contact
SRT n04 07 July LNE Registration and enquiries
SRT n03 08 July LNE Registration and enquiries
SRT n13 09 July LNE Registration and enquiries
SRT n02 05 - 06 July PTB Registration
Contact
SRT n08 07 - 08 July PTB Registration
Contact
SRT n07 08 - 09 July PTB Registration
Contact

To register interest in a SRT and see who else is interested click HERE

Please email empir.msu@euramet.org to display your working meeting here (supply us only with a contact person and/or web address).

In association with these meetings, EURAMET will be providing two different sessions to help support consortia. These meetings will be held using Microsoft Teams. More information on these sessions will be provided when you register for one of the above working meetings.

Coordinator training: There will be training for potential coordinators and their assistants. These sessions are open to all potential coordinators and their assistants and it is strongly encouraged they attend.

Date Timing Host Organisation
30 June 10:00-13:00 CEST EURAMET
5 July 10:00-13:00 CEST EURAMET

Working meeting briefing: There will be a briefing on the working meeting process as well as subsequent processes concerned with the call. These briefing sessions are open to all parties interested in joining a consortium and it is strongly encouraged that they attend

Date Timing Host Organisation
30 June 14:00-14:45 CEST EURAMET
05 July 14:00-14:45 CEST EURAMET

EURAMET will also be offering two additional virtual drop-in sessions which people can join to ask questions. These drop-in session are open to all parties interested in joining a consortium.

Date Timing Host Organisation
02 July 10:00-11:00 CEST EURAMET
07 July 11:00-12:00 CEST EURAMET

For general enquiries about these training sessions please contact empir.msu@euramet.org

For questions asked in relation to Potential Partnership and the potential Call 2021 click HERE

Due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, the review conferences for Call 2021 will be held virtually. This is in order to mitigate the impact of current and potential future restrictions on social movement and travel due to COVID-19, to avoid last minute changes and to ensure continued fairness for all applicants.

A Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document has been produced to provide information on the virtual review conferences. The FAQ can be found here.

For information about the Potential Partnership Call 2021 Budget and Features click HERE

Call is now closed

This web facility allows you to:

  • Register an interest in participating in research
  • Advertise the skills and or equipment you have to offer
  • Identify partners for your consortium
  • Receive email alerts when someone new registers an interest in the same area as you

BUT

  • It isn't compulsory to use this webpage, you can identify/ select your consortium in any way you choose. (Registration is however strongly recommended)
  • Registering your interest on this webpage will not guarantee you a place in any consortium

Connections and working meetings are independent, registering an interest with connections does not mean you are registered for a working meeting.

To register interest as an individual or organisation click on the appropriate Selected Research Topic (SRT) listed below.

Connections now closed

Details entered here will be publicly available from these web pages until the close of the call. EURAMET is not responsible for facilitating communications between participants beyond providing this meeting area. It is the responsibility of individuals to make contact using the details that are given by potential contributors, made available here.

It should be noted that it is possible for more than one consortia to be formed from the interested parties, and more than one submission made to deliver a proposal. Projects are envisaged to be of such size and value that not all proposals can be funded.

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