RECETOX Research Infrastructure Application procedure

Application procedure

How to apply

Three documents have to be submitted electronically by each applicant:

(i) application form,
(ii) applicant's CV,
(iii) detailed description of the proposed project, requested capacities or data, and expected outcomes.

(iv) In case of student or a junior scientist a recommendation letter from the senior researcher/supervisor is requested as well.

The completed application form and all accompanying documentation shall be sent electronically to openaccess@recetox.muni.cz for further evaluation. Please state RECETOX RI – OPEN ACCESS application in a subject line.

Evaluation of the proposal

All submitted applications are evaluated on the quarterly basis in a two-stage evaluation process. In the first step, a technical feasibility of the proposed project is evaluated by the head of respective core facility or research programme. In the second step, a quality of the proposal is evaluated by an expert panel based on the project description and a CV of applicant. The proposals on exploitation of the population databases have to be also approved by the ELSPAC Executive Board (and Ethical committee if needed). On the contrary, the proposals for the joint projects with the research programmes are only a subject of approval of the respective programme leader. The evaluation outcome is presented to the Extended Executive Board of the RECETOX Centre for a final decision. The procedure is the same for external and internal users.

All applicants are informed on the evaluation outcome within three months from the proposal submission. Immediately after the final decision, successful applicants are contacted by the open-access manager of the RECETOX RI to prepare a technical implementation of the project. They are assigned a local project supervisor and communicate implementation of the project with the head of respective core facility and/or a supervisor.

General conditions of access

Upon arrival, each successful applicant signs an agreement on "General access conditions" specifying the access terms as to the local regulations, safety procedures, IPR rules and rules for publishing results. Acknowledgement of the RI is required in all published outcomes of the open-access projects. Each user is requested to submit a written report on the open-access project implementation and an evaluation questionnaire to the open-access coordinator within two weeks after completing the project. Users are also requested to provide a copy of all publications or reports based on this open-access project.

The results and outcomes of all open-access projects are being monitored. A summary report on the use of the research infrastructure is a part of the Annual report of the Centre and it is presented to the Extended Executive Board and the External Advisory Board of the Centre.

Funding

Through the open-access, they get a full support for the experimental work including consumables and a capacity of the technical staff. No support is provided for travel and allowance.

Acknowledgements

The open access user has to state in his/her research reports and scientific publications a reference on a large infrastructure facilities on which the research, development and innovation activities were carried out and on decision of Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of Czech Republic on support of such activities.

Publications resulting from work undertaken on RECETOX core facilities in the framework of Large Research, Experimental Development and Innovation Infrastructure (RECETOX) project have to contain an acknowledgement according to the following pattern:

This work / Part of the work was carried out with the support of RECETOX Research Infrastructure (ID LM2015051, MEYS CR, 2016–2019).