The Netherlands eScience Center (NLeSC) is announcing a projectcall to promote and facilitate cross-fertilization betweendisparate disciplines by facilitating the transfer of proventechnologies from one domain to solve “Big Data” challenges inother scientific domains.
In this context, Big Data is defined as the scientific challengeof dealing with the increasing scale of data generation (volume),but also the equally complex challenges of dealing with theincreasing speed of data generation (velocity) and the need tomanage massively heterogeneous datasets (variety).
NLeSC is a joint initiative of SURF and NWO and has beenoperational since July 2011. NLeSC has an annual budget of €6M andcollaborates with scientific research groups from both academia andindustry to conduct funded projects in the natural sciences,humanities and social sciences, balancing short-term eScienceresults and the development of a longer-term eScience strategy.
The most important component of the NLeSC strategy revolvesaround the funding of collaborative research following a peerreviewed call procedure with the objective to change scientificpractice by enabling large-scale “Big Data” analysis acrossmultiple disciplines by:
- optimizing scientific discovery in the era of “big-data”;
- stimulating new ways to do science only possible using advancedcomputing;
- challenging traditional research by creative & innovativeuse of eScience & other computer-based methods;
- pioneering new techniques needed to explore & connectrelevant (massive) datasets.
Successful project applications can be funded to a maximum of€500K and is open to researchers from any Dutch university orresearch institute which is affiliated with NWO or KNAW.
Details of the open project call can be found at:
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