EUHubs4Data SDIL Open Call Terms

By choosing KIT/SDIL as participating DIH in your proposed experiment, you also acknowledge the regulations laid down here:

  1. Conclusion of contract with KIT: KIT is only obliged to participate in the sub-project you have applied for once KIT has signed the Sub Cooperation Agreement on the Execution of an SDIL Microproject (see below). Neither your application, nor the coordinator’s approval of the funding, nor the conclusion of the sub-grant agreement with the coordinator commit KIT to the execution of your proposed sub-project. Rather, KIT reserves the right to participate only under the following conditions.
  2. You are obliged to comply with the I&C Regulations. You can find them at https://www.isb.kit.edu/english/138.php. The sub-project description you draft must also take these into account.
  3. Approval of the BMBF: Participation may be subject to the approval of the BMBF.
  4. Approval of the KIT ethics committee: if required, KIT participation in the sub-project is subject to the approval of the KIT ethics committee.
  5. data protection provisions: You undertake to plan the sub-project in such a way that no personal data will be transmitted to KIT. The provisions of the European Data Protection Regulation apply. KIT will refuse to participate in the sub-project if it is not ensured that the data to be processed do not contain any personal data.
  6. You undertake to plan the sub-project in such a way that neither directly nor indirectly animal experiments are involved.
  7. You undertake to plan the sub-project in such a way that neither directly nor indirectly armament-relevant content /military purposes are affected. The sub-project must serve exclusively peaceful purposes as well as the exploitation of its results. KIT will refuse participation if this is not ensured.
  8. By submitting your application, you affirm that there is no impediment in the person of your institution or in the person of you or the other employees, decision-makers or supervisory bodies in accordance with the legal requirements of § 123 and 124 GWB.
  9. The financial scope of the sub-project, in particular the resources contributed by the partners, is limited to a total of € 70,000 per sub-project. KIT reserves the right to refuse its participation and the conclusion of a contract if the resources required for the implementation of the sub-project in the case of a) KIT is the only DIH: exceed a value of 70,000 € or b) KIT is involved together with another DIH: exceed the value earmarked for KIT as funding amount (fraction of 70,000 €).
  10. Technical-scientific content of the sub-project: you undertake to limit the content of the sub-project to the possible cooperation topics described by KIT. After receiving your sub-project description, KIT will check whether the proposed sub-project makes sense from a technical point of view and is feasible under the given time and financial resources and, if necessary, make proposals for adjustments. Until the conclusion of the Sub Cooperation Agreement, it remains the exclusive decision-making authority of KIT whether it can and wishes to carry out the proposed sub-project. In particular, KIT is entitled to refuse participation if the technical review by KIT is negative.
  11. Foreign trade law: The provisions of foreign trade law apply. You undertake to plan the sub-project in such a way that neither directly nor indirectly foreign trade law is affected. KIT reserves the right to refuse participation in the sub-project insofar as, after its examination, foreign trade regulations conflict with this.
  12. In planning and implementing the sub-sub-project, you will adhere to the provisions of the Grant Agreement and the Consortium Agreement and enable us to comply with them.
  13. For the implementation of sub-projects, KIT uses infrastructure that is built and operated within the framework of a project funded by third parties, the so-called Smart Data Innovation Lab (SDIL). Depending on the specific infrastructure required for your sub-project (you may contact us before the submission, on which of the following applies), specific parts of the infrastructure are further subject to fixed non-negotiable specifications.
    1. Approval of the SDIL Board: A sub-project can only come into being if the SDIL Board has approved the specific sub-project after submission of the project description. The implementation of the sub-project is therefore subject to the approval of the SDIL Board. If this approval is refused, KIT is entitled to reject the implementation of the sub-project. You cannot claim damages on the basis of this rejection.
    2. Cooperation within the meaning of state aid law: A sub-project may only be a cooperation within the meaning of state aid law. You must therefore set up the sub-project in such a way and also structure the sub-project description in such a way that it is clear that it is a cooperation on an equal footing between you and KIT. The sub-project must not save you any contract research or services. It must be a research topic whose added value benefits the general public. Accordingly, the topic must not be so specific that it only benefits you. The scientific findings from the sub-project must be made available to the public.
    3. Conclusion of the Sub Cooperations Agreement “Cooperation Agreement on the Execution of an SDI-C Microproject: For the execution of the sub-, the conclusion of a cooperation agreement between you and KIT (and, if applicable, other EUHubs4Data partners) is mandatory, the so-called “Cooperation Agreement on the Execution of an SDI-C Microproject”. It is mandatory to use the sample contract attached and available at ….. By submitting your application, you agree to the use of this sample cooperation agreement. After express approval by the KIT of the sub-project you have applied for, this cooperation agreement will be concluded in writing.
    4. Software or infrastructure contracts: For the implementation of your concretely planned sub-project, it may be necessary for you to conclude further contracts with the infrastructure providers or the software providers of the SDIL project. You are welcome to contact us in advance of your application to clarify which additional contracts are necessary; we will then be happy to send you the relevant model contract. KIT reserves the right to refuse the implementation of the sub-project as well as the agreement of the above-mentioned cooperation contract if you refuse to conclude the relevant contracts.