Deliverables

WP1 - MGT1 - Project management
D1.1 - Data Management Plan (DMP)
The present document, NFFA-Europe Pilot Data Management Plan (NEP-DMP), addresses the management of all the Research Data produced within the project, in addition to the personal data needed to run and manage the project itself. This is done in compliance with EU legislation and rules. Its purpose is to define a common strategy related to data management throughout the entire project life cycle. The NEP project aims at enhancing the Open Access to NFFA-Europe distributed European research infrastructure at the nanoscale, available for academic and industrial researchers, set up with NFFA-Europe previous project. The wide spectrum of Instruments and techniques available in partner’s Sites across all Europe are accessible to Registered Users after the submission and approval of a Proposal. The majority of the scientific data produced within NEP are created by Research Users who access NFFA-Europe Infrastructure. There is also a small part of Research Data produced by the Joint Activities (specifically WPs 11 to 15) which aims to further expand the scientific offer of the NEP project. This document therefore gives indications on the correct management of the data produced, but it is the responsibility of each Institution providing User Access to ensure a correct production and publication of the FAIR Data. As this NEP-DMP is a versioned document, each version may vary in length and detail. Readers can consider the NEP-DMP as a living document, which can and will be updated throughout the entire project lifecycle. In order to keep track of different versions, the version number of each NEP-DMP is always included in the administrative section above. All the beneficiaries will be notified when a new version is released.
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WP2 - MGT2 - Pilot scheme for the management of a distributed research infrastructure offering harmonised, interoperable and integrated services
D2.1 - Detailed procedures for integrated TA
This document summarises all the internal rules and procedures established for granting users transnational access to NFFA-Europe facilities. Before the detailed presentation of all steps in Sections 2 – 4, the route towards their definition is briefly mentioned in Sect. 1, to highlight differences with the previous NFFA-Europe project (http://nffa-europe.nffa.eu/). Finally, in Sect. 5 the temporary internal procedures necessary for a smooth management of the first calls are described.
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WP2 - MGT2 - Pilot scheme for the management of a distributed research infrastructure offering harmonised, interoperable and integrated services
D2.2 - Integrated tool for access monitoring
The present deliverable describes the overall design and structure of the integrated online system to support the IDRIN operation. Taking into account the outcome of Task 2.1 (Infrastructure set-up and operation, guidance to access providers and users) described in Deliverable D2.1 (Detailed procedures for integrated TA), the system has been designed to integrate into a Single Entry Point all the tools for the management of the techniques catalogue, the proposals, the users, the projects, in a set of standardized online procedures. The system will collect and organize a large set of data and information that will be the base for a Business Intelligence Analytics tool, that will allow a continuous monitoring of the IDRIN operation. This deliverable describes the technical aspects of the different components of the platform and offers an overview of its main functionalities.
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WP14 - JA4 - A safe-by design platform for nanomaterials
D14.1 - Definition of relevant safe-by-design protocols for access by users
Nanotechnology and nanomaterials are key players in the EU research and innovation processes having a tremendous impact on many domains of applications ranging from electronics, textiles, cosmetics, agriculture, and food to health applications. The next generation of nanomaterials i.e. smart nanomaterials is expected to represent a step forward by providing nanomaterials with new properties and functionalities and thus adding values to existing products and technologies with high benefits for human health and environment. Consequently, a large increase in the development and use of new kinds of engineered nanomaterials (ENMs) is expected in the near future. To favour safe innovation there is an urgent need for robust, standardized and advanced methods for nanomaterials safety assessments. ENMs safety assessment remains a challenging task due to the complexity of nanomaterials since they may display a wide range of properties including size, shape, surface functionalisation, surface charge, that affect their way of interacting with biological systems such as biological fluids (protein-surface interactions) and living cells (cellular uptake, mechanisms of toxic response). This report describes a set of workflows aiming for studying the interactions between ENMs and biological systems with an advanced ‘safe by design’ experimental platform. The workflows consist in integrated sequences of steps for guiding users with different comprehensive analysis methods among a wide range of facilities available within the NEP consortium. This platform will support materials scientists to design new or improved materials with a safer approach from the early stage of ENMs synthesis and nanosafety researchers to elucidate the interactions and effects of ENMs with biological samples (human, animal or plant cells) in order to understand the life cycle (uptake, dispersion, accumulation) of ENMs in biological systems.
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WP17 - JA7 - Communication and Dissemination
D17.1 - Terms of References of the Communication Plan
This document outlines the communication strategy which NFFA-Europe Pilot will adopt, along with the related planned activities that will be carried out during the project lifetime, within task 17.1.1. “Communication plan definition”. Throughout the duration of the project, NFFA-Europe Pilot partners will concentrate their efforts on promoting the project among already established and potentially new groups of users, with the aim to raise awareness about NFFA-Europe infrastructures in general and in particular the new and more comprehensive research opportunities offered thanks to NFFA-Europe Pilot. The communication plan provides a list of these activities, including press releases, the communication of project concepts, communication activities online and via social media, as well as a reference table that explains how activities are related to each other. Throughout the duration of the project, the effectiveness of communication initiatives will be assessed by using an ad-hoc monitoring system; the plan also presents this tool and key performance indicators that will be adopted.
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WP17 - JA7 - Communication and dissemination
D17.2 - Terms of Reference of the Dissemination Plan
The NFFA-Europe Pilot is a Research Infrastructure project financed by the EU offering harmonised, interoperable and integrated services in the field of the European nanoscience research. European and non-European scientists can submit applications to access the offered instruments and become NFFA-Europe Pilot users. The Dissemination Plan (DP) of the NFFA-Europe Pilot project has an interconnected two-fold objective. The outputs and results developed within the project will be, on one hand, disseminated to proper target scientific communities and, on the other one, used to attract new potential users. The NFFA-Europe Pilot DP is based upon the project strategy outlined in the WP17 of the Annex 1 of NFFA-Europe Pilot Grant Agreement (GA), where the actions to disseminate the generated foreground represent the best available option according to the available budget. The present DP describes in detail the tasks and sets the rules for their implementation. To this respect, the WP17 Board is defined by the 4 task leaders present in the WP, and it is chaired by the WP Leader. The present plan is approved by the WP17 Board and will be forwarded to the management of the NFFA-Europe Pilot. It will be subjected to regular improvement throughout the project lifetime, according to the collected experiences.
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WP17 - Communication and Dissemination
D 17.3 - NFFA Communication Toolkit
This document outlines the development of the communication toolkit in support of NFFA Europe Pilot communication activities. A series of different materials have been produced to communicate effectively with target audiences, to support stakeholder-engagement, to promote the project among established and potentially new users and raise awareness about NFFA-Europe infrastructures in general and in particular about the new research opportunities offered thanks to NFFA-Europe Pilot. This deliverable describes the development of the communication toolkit including the updated NFFA-Europe and the resulting NFFA-Europe PILOT visual identity. The visual identity is the cornerstone of all material produced and runs like a red line through the entire design, and includes the logo, the word templates and the corporate presentation, used to present the NFFA-Europe project at conferences.
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WP18 - JA8 – Bridging academic and industrial research
D18.1 - Market analysis report
This report is a deliverable of Task 18.1 dedicated to the Market Analysis as part of WP18 “Bridging academic and industrial research”. The main potential industrial users of NEP and related services, including of NFFA infrastructure beyond the NEP project, are entities from the two main cohorts: SMEs or large/multinational companies. The primary motivation for becoming a user of NEP is likely to be different between these two cohorts. SMEs may lack the resources to either acquire advanced instrumentation or obtain access to advanced facilities via commercial/contract services. The challenges of limited resources may be particularly relevant for start-ups. In contrast, large or multinational companies are likely to have substantial in-house resources and equipment as well as the financial ability to contract specialty services from external commercial providers. Nevertheless, for advanced research and development (R&D) activities of large companies, NEP is able to provide access to unique facilities and leading-edge expertise that are not commercially available. Accordingly, the access to infrastructure offered via NEP is not primarily in direct competition with services offered by existing analytical or fabrication companies. Rather, the preliminary and proof-of-concept R&D activities enabled by infrastructure access via NEP will be able to support the subsequent development, scaleup, and commercialization of new or improved processes, materials, or products. The primary domains of expertise of NEP partners are nanoscience and nanotechnology, i.e., the facilities and expertise offered by NEP are inherently interdisciplinary. This interdisciplinarity naturally extends into the industrial applications of nanotechnology, which, rather than being concentrated in one or two industries, span a broad range of sectors, including materials and chemical synthesis/engineering, electronics and photonics (including the associated advanced technologies, such as superconductivity, spintronics, or quantum technology), energy (including photovoltaics, batteries, electrodes, catalysts for energy conversion, thermoelectrics, etc.), and pharmaceutics and biotechnologies. A comprehensive analysis of all the above industrial sectors would extend well beyond the scope and resources of this project. Accordingly, the desk research addressed two representative crosssections of the communities that can provide users for NEP facilities, services, and expertise: semiconductors and nanomaterials. To collect primary information, a survey has been circulated among potential industrial users of NEP infrastructure, with questions designed to understand their needs in terms of services and to gain insights into their expectations. The collected information will enable NEP to optimize outreach channels in order to target industrial communities more appropriately in Task 18.2. The results from the desk research and the survey are analyzed in light of the objectives of the Task 18.1, WP18, and NEP project and recommendations are provided in the final section of this report.
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