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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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|
|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
|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
|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
|SRT n08||07 - 08 July||PTB||Registration
|SRT n07||08 - 09 July||PTB||Registration
To register interest in a SRT and see who else is interested click HERE
Please email firstname.lastname@example.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.
|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
|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.
|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 email@example.com
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.
All eligible proposals will go forward to be evaluated at the virtual Review Conference. More information can be found in the Normative representative joining instructions which also contain the agenda and proposal groupings.
Please note attendance is STRICTLY BY INVITATION ONLY.
For information about the Potential Partnership Call 2021 Budget and Features click HERE
This web facility allows you to:
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.
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.