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 SYNTHESYS+ consortium.
This Call has now since closed, and the SYNTHESYS+ Management Team are delighted to say that 26 complete proposals were submitted from proposers based across 15 nations, many with a collaborative scope encompassing multiple institutions, and covering a range of natural science disciplines, digitisation workflows, and collection types. This has provided the SYNTHESYS+ Virtual Access programme with extremely useful information to inform our preparations for the first Call of Virtual Access in 2020.
During December 2019, the SYNTHESYS+ Management team will review proposals and upload a feedback summary to the SYNTHESYS website. This summary will provide recommendations for the effective writing of future VA proposals and comment on core research themes arising from the Ideas Call.
The SYNTHESYS+ Management Team would like to thank all who participated in the Ideas Call – we look forward to seeing these revised proposals (as well as new ones), in the first Call for Virtual Access. The first Call will open on 20 February 2020.