Published April 29, 2021 | Version 1.7
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D-NA5.1 Specification of the Trans-national Access and Virtual Access Programmes

  • 1. Fundación TECNALIA Research & Innovation
  • 2. RWTH Aachen
  • 3. AIT Austrian Institute of Technology


In a similar way to its predecessor ERIGrid, the fundamental objective of the ERIGrid 2.0 project is to provide on-site and remote lab access to an integrated Research Infrastructure (RI), operated at 21 distributed installations in 13 countries. The ERIGrid 2.0 lab access programme is offered mainly to the European research community where the need of investigating and validating complex smart grids configurations and smart energy systems is essential. The access scheme includes free of charge access to the integrated infrastructure, technological and scientific support and funding to cover travel and accommodation during the on-site stays.

This document specifies the general rules and conditions of the ERIGrid 2.0 lab access scheme, describing the eligibility of the User Groups (UGs), access procedure, public calls, proposal evaluation and selection, and hosting of researcher groups at the facilities on offer. For the user projects to be implemented in the lab, a contract must be signed between the user group and the host laboratory before getting access to the infrastructure: a contract model is also included in this report which is to be used as a reference for regulating the implementation of all projects and stays at ERIGrid 2.0 infrastructures. Moreover, this document indicates the mandatory
provisions for the dissemination of the results of the implemented user projects.

At the difference of ERIGrid, ERIGrid 2.0 widens the scope of accessibility offering the possibility of Virtual Access (VA) to researchers around the world. Eight databases, real-time data or simulation platforms are made available on-line free of charge, without prior submission and evaluation of a project proposal, the signature of a contract or a mandatory reporting of the results.



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ERIGrid 2.0 – European Research Infrastructure supporting Smart Grid and Smart Energy Systems Research, Technology Development, Validation and Roll Out – Second Edition 870620
European Commission