Support to the development and implementation of policies and practices for reproducibility of scientific results

Grant Name
Support to the development and implementation of policies and practices for reproducibility of scientific results
Funder
Horizon Europe Framework Programme (HORIZON)
European Commission
Research Field
EU research policy /Research policies in the EU
Digital Agenda
Social sciences, interdisciplinary
Deadline
2024-03-12
Grant Size
€2000000
Eligibility

General conditions


1. Admissibility conditions: described in Annex A and Annex E of the Horizon Europe Work Programme General Annexes


Proposal page limits and layout: described in Part B of the Application Form available in the Submission System


2. Eligible countries: described in Annex B of the Work Programme General Annexes


A number of non-EU/non-Associated Countries that are not automatically eligible for funding have made specific provisions for making funding available for their participants in Horizon Europe projects. See the information in the Horizon Europe Programme Guide.


3. Other eligibility conditions: described in Annex B of the Work Programme General Annexes


Legal entities established in non-associated third countries may exceptionally participate in this Coordination and support action.


Due to the scope of this topic, legal entities established in non-associated third countries are exceptionally eligible for Union funding.


4. Financial and operational capacity and exclusion: described in Annex C of the Work Programme General Annexes


5. Evaluation and award:


  • Award criteria, scoring and thresholds are described in Annex D of the Work Programme General Annexes



  • Submission and evaluation processes are described in Annex F of the Work Programme General Annexes and the Online Manual



  • Indicative timeline for evaluation and grant agreement: described in Annex F of the Work Programme General Annexes



6. Legal and financial set-up of the grants: described in Annex G of the Work Programme General Annexes


Specific conditions


7. Specific conditions: described in the specific topic of the Work Programme




Documents


Call documents:


Standard application form — call-specific application form is available in the Submission System


Standard application form (HE CSA)


Standard evaluation form — will be used with the necessary adaptations


Standard evaluation form (HE CSA)


MGA


HE General MGA v1.0



Additional documents:


HE Main Work Programme 2023–2024 – 1. General Introduction


HE Main Work Programme 2023–2024 – 11. Widening participation and strengthening the European Research Area


HE Main Work Programme 2023–2024 – 13. General Annexes


HE Programme Guide


HE Framework Programme and Rules for Participation Regulation 2021/695


HE Specific Programme Decision 2021/764


EU Financial Regulation


Rules for Legal Entity Validation, LEAR Appointment and Financial Capacity Assessment


EU Grants AGA — Annotated Model Grant Agreement


Funding & Tenders Portal Online Manual


Funding & Tenders Portal Terms and Conditions


Funding & Tenders Portal Privacy Statement

Grant Number
HORIZON-WIDERA-2024-ERA-01-09
Description
ExpectedOutcome:

Projects are expected to contribute to the following expected outcomes:

  • Facilitated development, implementation and monitoring of interventions in research organisations that increase the reproducibility of scientific results;
  • More collaboration, joint actions by stakeholders, and mutual learning, notably between national reproducibility networks, to increase reproducibility of scientific results;
  • Greater alignment of policies and reduction in disparities between research organisations and between countries in terms of their attention to reproducibility of scientific results;
  • Facilitated development and implementation of training programmes and awareness raising.

These targeted outcomes in turn contribute to medium and long-term impacts:

  • Increased proportion of reproducible results;
  • Increased re-use of scientific results by research and innovation;
  • Greater quality of the scientific production.

Scope:

Increasing the reproducibility of scientific results, i.e., the possibility for scientists and the scientific community to obtain the same results as the originators, contributes to higher quality and more efficient research processes, more trustworthy results, increasing reuse by other researchers, more effective translation into innovations, and higher return on investments in research (see the scoping report “Reproducibility of scientific results in the EU”[1]).

The aim of this topic is to facilitate the development and implementation of policies and practices, by research performing organisations, research funding organisations, learned societies and publishers that enhance reproducibility of scientific results. The action will support the mutual learning and dissemination of good practices between organisations across the European Union, as well as with relevant organisations outside the European Union, with broad disciplinary representation. It will build expertise and will support research organisations to develop and implement policies and interventions, and will coordinate efforts between stakeholders, notably between existing European national reproducibility networks. The action may facilitate the development of national networks in additional European countries. The action will support the development of training materials and training programmes, the mutual learning and exchange of practices and tools, and awareness raising, for researchers, reviewers and research organisations. The action will also put in place mechanisms to monitor the effects of policies and practices implemented, thus enabling future adaptations based on evidence gathered. In order to better achieve the expected outcomes, international cooperation is encouraged, in particular with third countries that are active in the development of policies and initiatives to increase the reproducibility of research results.

The action should build on the research results and recommendations from projects selected under call topic HORIZON-WIDERA-2022-ERA-01-41 that aims at understanding the underlying drivers of reproducibility and recommending effective interventions, as well as from other relevant projects and initiatives.


[1]https://data.europa.eu/doi/10.2777/341654

Funding resources

Purdue Grant Writing Lab: Introduction to Grant Writing Open Link
University of Wisconsin Writing Center: Planning and Writing a Grant Proposal Open Link

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