Pilot call: Access to the Research Data Facility (RDF) for UK researchers

EPSRC recognises the need for researchers to be able to store active computational data and to be able to use this data for further scientific benefit. This is a call for applications to access storage on the national Research Data Facility (RDF). EPSRC has made the strategic decision to open up the RDF to researchers outside of the remits of NERC and EPSRC to ensure maximum usage and impact from the facility. This call is for applicants within the remit of UK Research and Innovation but performing research outside of the remit of EPSRC and NERC. The total amount of storage available for this pilot call is 1000TB.

EPSRC envisage that the RDF will be used to:

  • Enable further analysis of computational research and experimental data.
  • Allow storage so that further publication of data can be achieved.
  • Allow storage of data that is valuable to a project community e.g. a reference data set.

Further information on RDF can be found at the Research Data Facility website.

Key Dates

Event Date/Time
Technical Assessment 29 January 2016
Closing Date 12 February 2016
RAP Meeting March 2016
Earliest Project Start March-April 2016
Last Project Start April 2016

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