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SYNTHESYS+ Call 3 launching 15th March 2021

15 Feb 2021

The SYNTHESYS+ consortium will accept applications for Access between 15 March - 15 April 2021, 17.00 UK time. 

The Access stream of the project facilitates and allocates funds for visits to collections and research infrastructures (including lab facilities) in a country where the user does not work. Funds allow external scientists to be hosted for a short time at consortium institu...


Update: Transnational Access Call 3

10 Dec 2020

As we draw to the close of an unprecedented 2020, the SYNTHESYS+ Management Team hope you are keeping well and safe.  This news post gives an update on our Transnational Access activities and plans for 2021. 

This update covers a huge amount of logistical planning, so please find the contents below:

  • Call 1 and 2 visits yet to take place
  • Ongoing COVID-19 im...


Virtual Access Call 1 Results

05 Oct 2020

19 SYNTHESYS+ partners are offering Virtual Access (VA) to their collections. Researching a collection often requires being present in the collection itself. Virtual Access aims to remove the reliance on physical access by piloting a 'Digitisation on Demand' (DoD) model. In Call 1, c. €500,000 was allocated to pilot digitisation projects, where collection items will be digitised on behalf ...


Transnational Access Call 2 Deadline Extended

20 Mar 2020

SYNTHESYS+ funds a world-class 'Transnational Access'  (TA) programme, which provides funds to researchers from all over the world. Funding allows researchers to complete short research visits at our world-class science institutions.

The spread of COVID-19 'Coronavirus' across the globe has caused museum closures and the need to self-isolate.  We recognise that at this time, ma...


Statement on Covid-19 and SYNTHESYS+ Access

06 Mar 2020

SYNTHESYS+ funds a world-class Access programme, which allows researchers to undertake short visits at our partner institutions across Europe and Israel.

The SYNTHESYS+ Management Team are working with our partners to monitor diruption and health concerns in the wake of the emerging Covid-19 ('Coronavirus') presence. 

We still encourage applications to apply to our Transnatio...


Call for Projects: Expanded Geographic Involvement

04 Feb 2020

*In response to COVID-19 disruption, the new deadline is Tuesday 14 April, 2020*

Purpose of Call 

This SYNTHESYS+ activity aims to support cooperative activities with collections and stakeholders in regions that are disproportionately under-represented in current activities: With this call, SYNTHESYS+ offers co-funding for projects jointly realized by one or more SYNTHESY...


Virtual Access Ideas Call: Report Published

29 Jan 2020

A detailed report on the Proposals received in the Virtual Access Ideas Call has been published in the Research Ideas and Outcomes (RIO) Journal. 

This report analyses the Proposals received and highlights areas for development in the ongoing Virtual Access (VA) pilot. The report also includes general feedback and guidance for those considering to apply for Virtual Access C...


2020 Access dates announced

06 Jan 2020

The SYNTHESYS+ Management Team is pleased to announce the dates for the SYNTHESYS+ Access programme. For the first time ever, this year there will be two types of Access: Trasnational Access (TA) and Virtual Access (VA). Each Access format has different dates and offers different resources to researchers.


Virtual Access Ideas Call: Update

29 Nov 2019

Prior to our Virtual Access (VA) Call opening in 2020, an ‘Ideas Call’ ran between October – November 2019, offering potential proposers the chance to outline their ideas for collections digitisation across the S...


Virtual Access 'Ideas Call' now live

10 Oct 2019

For the first time, SYNTHESYS will be offering virtual access to collections through digitisation. The Virtual Access (VA) programme is not a direct digital parallel of Transnational (physical) Access (TA) - proposals for digitisation will be prioritised and carried out based on community demand, and data must be made openly available. A key feature of Virtual Access is that, unlike TA, it does...


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