Access goes remote

Last week, we opened our very first continuous call in the history of INTERACT. The call is for a new modality of Transnational Access called Remote Access.  The idea of Remote Access is that the user group does not physically visit the station(s) themselves, but the experienced station staff instead conducts the study and collects the samples for the user group according to their research plan. This provides cost-efficiency, especially in comparative studies taking place at many stations, because there are no travel costs. The logistic costs and the staff-time required to conduct the study are included into the granted Remote Access.

The RA call information can be found from the INTERACT website, and the applications are submitted on-line in the INTERACCESS system. The call and evaluation procedure, as well as the project reporting, are the same as in the regular Transnational Access.

Altogether 17 stations offer Remote Access (RA) in INTERACT. Detailed information about the facilities available at each station can be found from the INTERACT Field Sites descriptions.

The call for Remote Access is continuous, so it’s open around the year and applications with subsequent RA decisions are evaluated four times per year.

We hope to receive many good applications for this new modality of Transnational Access, and look forward to see with interest what kind of ideas and innovations for Remote Access projects the scientific community will come up with!

Until the next time,

-Hannele

Tallenna

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