eLTER Transnational and Remote Access call receives 20 proposals

The first eLTER call for Transnational and Remote Access (TA-RA) proposals to be organised under the present eLTER PLUS project gathered 20 applications.

The projects are currently being run through a plausibility check and scientific evaluation. For the details and the sequence of the TA-RA related processes, see the reference document on the TA-RA Scheme.

Reviews are conducted by peers from the eLTER community. The outcome of the evaluation process will be announced soon. Successful projects typically are conducted during the summer season, but users may choose any timing starting as early as April.

Given the COVID-19 virus, the strict anti-pandemic measures, budget cuts and workload redistribution across the continent, as well as the unpredictability of the situation, this number could be considered as a success. Both current and future applicants are encouraged to familiarise themselves with the blog articles written by users of previous TA schemes offered by eLTER. These provide a glimpse of the hands on experience of other scientists and will help them develop ideas for their own research and blog posts.