The selected Science Demonstrators will represent a broad range of scientific activities that will provide requirements for the infrastructure and will help in evaluating the services offered by the EOSCpilot.
Five initial Science Demonstrators were selected during the preparation of the EOSCpilot project proposal. The objective of this deliverable is to define a process and criteria that will be used to select the ten additional Science Demonstrators that will be run within the project. To define the selection process and criteria, we considered the objectives of the Science Demonstrators, the principles in which the selection process will be based and the minimum necessary staff to run the selection process.
The selection process is formed by 13 different steps: open the call for proposals, review the compliance of the applications received, assign reviewers for all the applications, develop a scientific review, develop a technical review, prioritize the proposals, do the final selection, communicate the results to the EOSCpilot project consortium, communicate the results to the applicants, allocate resources to the selected projects, provide an appeal process and answer questions, and develop a general assessment on the selection procedure.
As complement to the selection process, we have specified the selection criteria that will be used during the selection process and provided to the applicants.