New Partner Search on the Participant Portal

The search function is based on the data registered in the beneficiary register either as declared or validated data, but in addition to that it uses the database of keywords linked to the projects and the editable data in the organisation profiles.

Organisation profiles

In its first version, the service allows searching for organisations and displaying their profiles.

The profiles comprise:

  • Organisation name, city, country, Participant Identification Code (PIC)
  • Organisation type (Higher or secondary education establishment, SME, etc.)
  • The list of  EU projects in which the organisation is involved
  • An overview of its main collaboration links with other organisations
  • Keywords related to its projects, indicating its fields of expertise

The bulk of the organisation profile is created automatically. In addition, LEARs or Account Administrators (or self-registrants) can edit two data fields:

  • Add or delete keywords
  • Add a summary description of your organisation.

Contact organisations or project participants

Users of the portal can contact organisations, via a Web form that sends a message to the LEAR and Account Administrator. Similarly, users can contact participants in projects (Participant Contacts) – this function is available from the project list on the organisation profile page.

These functions do not disclose the identity of the LEARs, Account Administrators or Participant Contacts.

Plans for future developments

The service will be expanded in two additional stages to include:

  • The possibility to indicate an interest in finding partners related to a particular call topic (open or forthcoming).

Planned delivery: December 2017

  • The option to publish profiles of individual persons and make them searchable. As for the organisation profiles, also the person profiles will be created automatically, based on the available data. For the person profiles, any disclosure requires the explicit consent of the person.  In the initial stage, only the person him/ herself will have access to her profile, with a possibility to decide on the subset of data that can be made public (including the possibility to not make any data public).

Planned delivery: 1st quarter of 2018

Further guidance on the Partner Search

Relevant funding opportunities under Horizon 2020 – SC7 – Secure societies – Protecting freedom and security of Europe and its citizens

SC7 Secure Societies has a potential  for nuclear research in the current SC7 2017 call (Open:  1 Mar 2017;  Close:  24 Aug 2017) in at least the following topics:

SEC-05-DRS-2016-2017 (RIA) – Chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) cluster – (NB to consider EU policies and responsible bodies, and build on past projects. E.g. see “ENCIRC
LE” project. Need practitioners and EU-wide participation)
.

SEC-12-FC
T-2016-2017 (RIA) – Technologies for prevention, investigation, and mitigation in the context of fight against crime and terrorism
– Sub-topics 1 to 3 are CLOSED. Now open for “Other” categories.

 

Please for more information contact your SC7 NCP: http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/support/national_contact_points.html

CONFERENCE REPORT: SET Plan 2016 – CEEC X

SET Plan 2016 – Central European Energy Conference X Conference report is ready and published on the website.

You can download FULL REPORT on following link: http://setplan2016.sk/index.php/news/940-conference-report

This Conference report conveys main ideas from panels and dinner sessions. Complete and exact quotes may be found in session recordings available at http://setplan2016.sk/index.php/video.

Get a quick overview of SET Plan 2016 – Central European Energy Conference X and watch conference summary videos.

Short version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omdpd2iSHO8
Long version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NwEVvl5x3Ww

Transnational call for proposals on “Radiation Protection Research in Europe” through the EJP CONCERT

The European Joint Programme for the Integration of Radiation Protection Research (acronym: CONCERT) aims to contribute to the sustainable integration of European and national research programmes in the field of radiation protection.

CONCERT is launching his second transnational Call for Proposals to support innovative research projects in radioprotection. The aims of the call are:

  • To support transnational research projects that combine innovative approaches in the field of radiation protection in line with the research priorities of CONCERT;
  • To actively integrate E&T activities and collaboration with universities in multidisciplinary research projects;
  • To make optimal use of research infrastructures.

Promoting international multidisciplinary research
Project proposals will address multidisciplinary and transnational research. This call will address 2 main topics (each one having three sub-topics). The project proposals must fall within one of the call topics. They may answer one or more sub-topics within one of the topics when appropriate:

Topic 1 – Understanding human health effects from ionising radiation and improving dosimetry

Topic 2 – Radioecology, emergency and social sciences and humanities

Deadline: 02 May 2017 17:00 CET (Brussels local time).

For more info, please visit: http://www.concert-h2020.eu/en/Calls/Transnational_Call_2017

Boosting cooperation in nuclear safety and security research

The Joint Research Centre (JRC) and the National Centre for Nuclear Research (NCBJ) of Poland signed today a collaboration agreement focusing on nuclear material research, security, and medical applications.

The Collaboration Agreement will be of mutual benefit for both organisations and allows developing synergies in different areas of nuclear research. It will support fostering JRC scientific excellence by pursuing common research and implementing the JRC Education and Training strategy. In addition, the agreement opens JRC’s research infrastructure to external scientific use.

The National Centre for Nuclear Research is the largest nuclear research institute in Poland and the key reference nuclear research entity in the country. NCBJ research profile combines nuclear power-related studies with various fields of sub-atomic physics. Major market products manufactured in NCBJ include radiopharmaceuticals and a range of particle accelerators for scientific work, medicine and the industry.

The scope of the cooperation includes a broad range of fields related to nuclear research and use such as material research, accelerator and detector developments, security, cogeneration from nuclear reactors, reactor safety analysis as well as medical applications. First joint projects are expected to start in 2018.

More info.

Creation of the EUROPEAN ALLIANCE for MEDICAL RADIATION PROTECTION RESEARCH – EURAMED

ImmagineThe European Alliance for Medical Radiation Protection Research (EURAMED) represents a consortium of associations involved in the application of ionising radiation in medicine, namely the European Association of Nuclear Medicine (EANM), the European Federation of Organisations for Medical Physics (EFOMP), the European Federation of Radiographer Societies (EFRS), the European Society of Radiology (ESR) and the European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology (ESTRO) with the goal of jointly improving medical care and its radiation protection issues through sustainable research efforts.

  • Vision

To lead the European research activities in medical RP and to assume an umbrella function for the harmonisation of practice to advance the European RP safety culture in medicine

  • Mission

– To jointly improve medical care through sustainable research efforts in medical radiation protection.
Identification of common research areas defined in a common strategic research agenda.
– To serve as a platform for medical radiation protection research, linking researchers and clinicians, adopting a harmonised approach to lobbying at European level to impact the European research funding landscape.
– To develop an aligned approach and response to European research calls.