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EOSC-Life WP1 Call Privacy policy

Who is responsible for your personal data?

The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, headquartered in Germany, is the world’s leading applied research organization. With its focus on developing key technologies that are vital for the future and enabling the commercial exploitation of this work by business and industry, Fraunhofer plays a central role in the innovation process. As a pioneer and catalyst for groundbreaking developments and scientific excellence, Fraunhofer helps shape society now and in the future. Founded in 1949, the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft currently operates 74 institutes and research institutions throughout Germany.

Fraunhofer is beneficiary of the EU Horizon 2020 project EOSC-Life (grant agreement number 824087) and is coordinating the EOSC-Life WP1 call.

We are the data controller of the data which we collect from you, and as such we control the ways your personal data are collected and the purposes for which your personal data are used.

We use a software called ARIA to manage the EOSC-Life WP1 call. The operator and processor of this software is Instruct-ERIC, Oxford House, Parkway Court, John Smith Drive, Oxford, OX4 2JY. Instruct-ERIC was established in July 2017 according to European ERIC Council regulation number 723/2009, implementation reference 2017/C 230/01.

Personal data we collect about you

Your privacy comes first, and we aim at the highest standard for data privacy introduced by GDPR. In the context of the EOSC-Life WP1 call, we will collect your name and email address, nationality and country of residence and you might also provide us information such as your role or specialisation. 

We will also collect and process your WP1 call application form which may include names, affiliations and contact details of co-applicants involved in the proposed work. You must ensure that you have the permission of those named in your application to include them in the application.

Why we need your data and what we do with your data?

We collect and process the above-mentioned personal information to carry out the EOSC-Life WP1 call, on the legal basis of performance of a contract.

Sharing your data

We do not share your data with third parties for commercial and marketing purposes. In the context of the EOSC-Life WP1 call, we will share the information with

  • Authorised Fraunhofer staff
  • Co-leads of Work Package 1, 2 and 7 required to review the proposal (EMBL-EBI, EUOPENSCREEN, EMBL-HD, CIRMMP, Charite)
  • External reviewers required to evaluate the proposal
  • EOSC-Life project manager (EMBL-ELIXIR)
  • EOSC-Life Work Package 1 members
  • Instruct-ERIC as a service provider/data processor
  • As far as these third parties have access to personal data in order to execute these processing activities, we have taken required organizational and contractual measures to ensure that your personal data is processed exclusively for the purposes mentioned above. We may share your personal data with the competent authorities, and only if we are required to do so by law.

For successful applicants

If your application for the EOSC-Life WP1 Call is successful we will use your personal information (name, affiliation and email address) to provide a contact point for the WP1 Call activity unless you request otherwise. We may also use your name and institution alongside reports on the activities resulting from the WP1 call and for publicising outcomes.

How long we keep your data

We keep your data only for as long as we need it. How long we need data depends on what we are using it for, whether that is to provide services to you, for our own legitimate interests (described above) or so that we can comply with the law.
We will actively review the information we hold and when there is no a legal or business need for us to hold it, we will delete it securely

Use of cookies and web analytics

ARIA uses Matomo software for data analytics. The data is collected, processed and stored by us on our servers (see https://matomo.org/privacy/). Matomo uses some additional cookies to help us analyse how our users use our sites in order to improve the user experience. You may refuse the use of these cookies using appropriate settings in your browser. You can also prevent us from tracking you on our sites by setting “Do not track” in your browser. We have configured our analytics to respect do-not-track requests. Cookies set by Matomo start with “_pk_”. For more information about the cookies used for Matomo please see https://matomo.org/faq/general/faq_146/

What are your rights

Under GDPR you are entitled to see copies of all personal data held by us and to amend, correct, delete or export such data. You can also limit, restrict or object to the processing of your data. If at any point you want to view your data, or exercise any of the above described rights, you can make a request to:

Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology IME

Department ScreeningPort

Schnackenburgallee 114

22525 Hamburg


or by e-mail at philip.gribbon@ime.fraunhofer.de

When you get in touch, we will come back to you as soon as possible and within maximum of one month. We may also ask you to verify your identity before we provide any information to you.


If you wish to raise a complaint on how we have handled your personal data, you can contact us to have the matter investigated at philip.gribbon@ime.fraunhofer.de. Please note “EOSC personal data” as subject of your email.

If you are not satisfied with our response or believe we are processing your personal data not in accordance with the law, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority which is responsible for the protection of personal data in the country where you live or work, or in which you think a breach of data protection laws might have taken place.