Under this H2020 EU funded project, free of charge accesses to EVAg products can be sponsored by the European Commission under certain conditions. These free of charge accesses are called 'Trans-national access' (TNA). They are offered to the scientific community according to EC eligibility criteria described in the next question below. Applications from end-users for a TA must be made to the Selection panel of EVAg for scientific and biosafety assessment of the demand.
To be eligible for a TNA ( free of charge trans-national access), the following eligibility criteria must be fulfilled ...
The user group leader must work in a country other than the country(ies) where the installation is located.
Only user groups that are allowed to disseminate the results they have generated under the action may benefit from the access, unless the users are working for SMEs.
Access for user groups with a majority of users not working in an EU or associated country is limited to 20% of the total amount of units of access provided under the grant, unless a higher percentage is foreseen.
The selection of user groups will be based on scientific merit of the work proposed in the application, taking into account that priority should be given to user groups composed of users who: have not previously used the installation and are working in countries where no equivalent research infrastructure exists.
Visit our web-based catalogue (Portal) and apply for a free of charge access.
The selection panel is available to assist each partner in the assessment of all inquiries they receive. The panel also will assess and decide on the provision of free of charge accesses to those that apply and qualify (Article 16). In so doing, it will apply principles of transparency, fairness and impartiality. The Selection Panel of experts is composed of three independent experts, two members of the consortium and the Quality manager. They will review and rate the application according to the criteria defined in the EC specific provisions for transnational access activities guidelines. The application is closed when a majority is reached, and the free access enquiry is agreed or rejected. The Selection Panel may ask for the assistance of the External Expert Advisory Board (EEAB) in this selection procedure.
In case you are eligible for a free of charge Trans-National Access (TNA), you can apply by ticking a specific checkbox (explicitly labelled) while you are placing your enquiry online about a product of interest available in our web-based catalogue (Portal).
This will create a space in the form where you can add references relating to the project objectives. For example, if you, or your laboratory, has published similar work in the past you could add those references here. This section is used by the Selection Panel to check that the applicant has the ability to conduct the research that they propose.
The EVAg system compares the information you have entered with the guidelines of the TNA. If these rules are not met, the option of applying for TA won’t be made available.
Please see the above FAQ, Am I eligible for a free of charge access, for guidance on who is eligible.
Also please note that if you have more than one product in your cart, you won't be able to select the ‘free of charge option’. In this case, please make orders for each product individually and apply for TNA for each order. This procedure is necessary to allow proper evaluation of your demand by our Selection Panel, and for transparency reasons towards the European Commission who will be financially sponsoring your access.