1. OPEN ACCESS
Within the framework of the large CzeCOS research infrastructure, which is hosted by CzechGlobe, there are offered research infrastructure capacities to external users not only from the Czech Republic, but also from abroad. Those interested in the academic and research sphere can request access to the infrastructure in the Open Access mode through scientific research projects.
2.1 ABOUT THE PROJECT
„The large research infrastructure CzeCOS is included in the national roadmap of major research infrastructures. This roadmap was approved by the Czech government in 2010 and updated in 2015 (project no.LM2015061) and 2018 (project no.LM2018123).“
The research infrastructure CzeCOS is a unique platform for undertaking comprehensive international interdisciplinary research on Global Change (GC) and its impacts on ecosystems. It substantially contributes to the fulfillment of international commitments of the Czech Republic in the field of research, adaptation and mitigation of Global Change impacts. As for the Czech Republic, CzeCOS is the only national component of the following European Research Infrastructures ICOS – infrastructure for the research on the fluxes of greenhouse gases (founding member); AnaEE – analytical and experimental infrastructure for ecosystems (founding member), EUFAR – infrastructure for remote sensing within environmental monitoring.
At the national and international levels, CzeCOS offers a unique interconnection between experimental devices for the manipulation of major environmental factors – MANIPULATION EXPERIMENTS, devices measuring physiological changes in ecosystems – PHYSILOGICAL FIELD TOOLS, analytical platform for studying metabolic processes – BIOCHEMICAL LABORATORY, ecosystem stations monitoring greenhouse fluxes emissions – OBSERVATORY FACILITIES and the advanced platform for remote sensing of ecosystems – FLYING LABORATORY.
The research infrastructure CzeCOS represents a unique set of both stationary and mobile devices, instruments and other supporting facilities for the research on the GC impacts on ecosystems, the study of adaptation mechanisms in plants and microorganisms and the subsequent development of procedures for mitigation measures. Interdisciplinary and synergetic interconnection of the specific analytical devices, equipment for ecophysiological measuring, equipment for laboratory and field manipulation experiments, bioreactors for the research and development of photosynthetic microorganisms, ecosystem stations for the study of the matter and energy fluxes, as well as high-end sensors for remote sensing of ecosystems allow us to perform comprehensive research on the GC at an international level.
The existing research infrastructure CzeCOS seamlessly follows up on the activities and mission of the original infrastructure. The infrastructure has been significantly strengthened and has reached top international level thanks to the implementation of the OP RDI – Center of Excellence.
prof. RNDr. Ing. Michal V. Marek, DrSc., dr. h. c. – Director
Doc. Ing. Dalibor Janouš, CSc. – Chief Executive Officer
Mgr. Jiří Kolman – Project Manager
Ing. Jarmila Grégrová – Financial Project Manager
Mgr. Jiří Kolman- Project Manager
Tel.: +420 511 192 299
Address of the Institute:
Ústav výzkumu globální změny AV ČR, v. v. i.
603 00 Brno
2.2 KEY ELEMENTS OF THE INFRASTRUCTURE
2.3 APPLICATION FORMS
2.4 EVALUATION PROCESS
2.6 HOW TO APPLY
3. GENERAL CONDITIONS OF ACCESS
3.1 INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
Intellectual property generated within the research projects belongs to the user. In the case of a joint research project with the CzeCOS researchers the results might belong to the hosting facility according to the conditions negotiated between the applicant and CzeCOS (e.g. co-authorship, acknowledgements).
The use of specified CzeCOS facilities in the framework of the CzeCOS Open Access project is conditioned by covering the necessary costs and affording the eventual fair profit paid (to CzeCOS) by the project applicant.
3.3 SAFETY REQUIREMENTS
Users must comply with all relevant health and occupational safety rules.
CzeCOS or CzechGlobe has the right to publish the list of users and short summaries of their Open Access research projects.
For this research Open Access cooperation there is no legal claim.
This call is neither public offer nor public tender.