HPC-Europa3 is already approaching the end of its third year. To date we have received 782 Transnational Access applications, of which 599 have been approved. We aim to support a total of 1098 research visits over the 4½-year project lifetime. The programme is open to researchers at any stage of their research career and is by nature international and multidisciplinary. The statistics below give some insight into the variety of researchers we support through this programme.
The programme is open to researchers working in any of the EU countries or Associated States (see www.bitly.com/AssociatedStates). Limited places are also available for researchers working outside these countries.
Applications so far have come from 64 different countries: 27 of the 28 EU countries (including the UK), 13 of the 16 Associated States, and 24 other countries, covering every continent except Antarctica.
The programme is open to researchers at any level. As can be seen below, postgraduates make up the biggest group of visitors, but post-docs and experienced researchers are also very well represented.
The mean age of visitors is 34, and the mode is 27. However, successful applicants have ranged in age from 20 to 69. Female researchers account for around a quarter of visitors.
Visitors come from a wide variety of research areas. The highest number of visitors come from physics and chemistry, disciplines where computational methods have long been used. However, growing numbers of visitors come from the life sciences and biotech area, where HPC is increasingly being adopted in areas such as genome research and drug design, including personalised medicine.
Visitors have been approved to a total of 358 different host researchers in the 9 participating countries.
We are aware of over 100 publications which have arisen from work carried out under the HPC-Europa3 programme so far, showing that HPC-Europa3 visits lead to valuable scientific output.