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  • Framework Programme 7: Structure, Participation and Preparation University of St Andrews 9 th November 2006 Christina Miller European Advisor UK Research Office [email_address]
  • Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council Economic and Social Research Council Medical Research Council Natural Environment Research Council Arts and Humanities Research Council UK Research Office Council for the Central Laboratory of the Research Councils
  • Mission
    • UKRO’s mission is to promote effective UK participation in EU-funded research programmes, higher education programmes, and other related activities by:
      • supporting sponsors and subscribers through early insight and briefing on developments in European programmes and policies;
      • disseminating timely and targeted information on EU funding opportunities;
      • providing high quality advice, guidance and training on applying for and managing EU projects;
      • exchanging information between the UK research and higher education community, the Institutions of the European Union, and other countries participating in EU programmes.
    UK Research Office
  • Services
    • Web site: http://www.ukro.ac.uk
    • Tailored Information Services: http://ims.ukro.ac.uk
    • Enquiry service
    • Annual visit from an UKRO European Advisor
    • Specialist training courses and information events
    • Annual conference for European officers
    • Meeting room in Brussels
    • National Contact Point for FP Mobility programmes
    • Monthly British Council European RTD Insight publication
    UK Research Office
  • Framework Programme 7: Structure
  • Understanding FP7 Policy
    • FP7 is designed to complement activities in Member States, as well as other Community actions to implement the Lisbon objectives
    • 7-year programme (2007 -2013)
      • Budget of €50 521 million (excluding EURATOM)
    • Complements other programmes:
      • Competitiveness and Innovation Programme
      • Education and Training
      • Structural Funds
    FP7- Policy Background
  • Hierarchy of Legal Documents PARLIAMENT/COUNCIL (CO-DECISION) COUNCIL (WORKING GROUPS) PROGRAMME COMMITTEES FP7 – Key Documents * Not formally co-decision, but Parliament have an opinion which is taken into account Framework Programme Rules of Participation Specific Programmes* Model Grant Agreement Work Programmes Guides for Proposers Application Forms
  • Summarised Structure of FP7 FP7- Specific Programmes Health Food, Agriculture and Biotechnology Information and Communication Technologies Energy Environment (including Climate Change) Transport Socio-Economic Sciences and the Humanities Nanosciences, Nanotechnologies, Materials and new Production Technologies Space Research Infrastructures Research for the Benefit Of SMEs Regions of Knowledge Research Potential Science in Society Activities of International Co-operation Coherent Development of Policies Initial Training of Researchers Lifelong Learning and Career Development Industry-Academia Partnerships and Pathways The International Dimension Specific Actions Starting Independent Researcher Grants Advanced Investigator Grants Co-operation Ideas – European Research Council (ERC) Capacities People – Marie Curie Security Also: JRC and EURATOM
  • FP7 Specific Programmes Co-operation – Collaborative Research ( €32 365 million ) FP7 – Specific Programmes
    • Transnational co-operation , from collaborative projects and networks to the co-ordination of research programmes
    • Integrated into the themes:
      • International co-operation between the EU and third countries (ICPC) is an integral part of this action
      • scientific support to policy work and emerging areas are also to be governed under each of the ten themes.
    • Work programmes are in preparation….
      • Calls for proposals
      • Commission specified topics & funding schemes.
      • Evaluation criteria.
  • International Co-operation
    • All topics open to International Co-operation in addition to minimum numbers
    • Specific International Cooperation Actions (SICA)
    • Specific International Co-operation focus with a named ICPC area
    • Require a minimum of 2 Member States or Associated States and 2 ICPC
    • International Cooperation Partner Countries listed Annex 1
    • Western Balkans countries
    • Mediterranean Partner countries
    • Eastern European and Central Asian countries
    • Africa Caribbean Pacific
    • Latin America
    • Asia
    • Who is eligible for funding?
    • Legal entities established in ICPC
    • International organisations and non-ICPC third countries, only if:
      • Provided for in Specific Programme or Work Programme, OR
      • Essential for carrying out the action, OR
      • Provided for in a bilateral agreement with the EC
    FP7- Co-operation- INCO
  • R&D Needs Policy Work INCO Co-operation – Thematic Areas FP7 – Co-operation + Euratom: Fusion energy research, nuclear fission and radiation protection 1. Health €6 050 M 2. Food, Agriculture and Biotechnology €1 935 M 3. ICT €9 110 M  4. Nanosci, Nanotech, Material & Production Tech €3 500 M 5. Energy €2 300 M 6. Environment (including Climate Change) €1900 M 7. Transport (including Aeronautics) €4 180 M 8. Socio-Economic Sciences and Humanities € 610 M 9. Space €1 350 M Collaborative Research 10. Security €1 430 M
  • Funding Schemes FP6 – FP7 FP7 – Co-operation IP STREP CA NoE SSA Collaborative Projects Proposed FP7 Funding Schemes Networks of Excellence Coordination and Support actions FP6 Instruments
  • Collaborative Research Projects
    • Minimum Requirements: Three independent participants from three different Member States (MS) or Associated countries (AC)
    • Focus: Research Projects to develop new knowledge, new technology, products or common resources for research:
      • Small or medium scale (up to ~ €3 million)
      • SME collaborative projects (40% budget to research intensive SMEs)
      • Larger integrating projects (up to ~ €15 million)
    • More Small to Medium Scale projects at start of FP7
    • The size, scope and internal organisation of projects will vary from field to field and from topic to topic.
    FP7 – Funding Schemes
  • Networks of Excellence
    • Minimum Requirements: Three independent participants from three different Member States (MS) or Associated countries (AC)
    • Focus: Joint Programme of Activities (JPA) integrating their activities in a given field, in a framework of longer term co-operation.
    • Sustainability: formal commitment from the organisations integrating part of their resources and their activities.
    • Size & scope will depend on area.
      • More targeted use than in FP6 – not in all areas
      • Smaller number of participants ( 6-12 )
      • Indicative budgets up to ~ € 12 million
    FP7 – Funding Schemes
  • Co-ordination and Support Actions
    • Minimum requirements: at least one legal entity (no limit on place of establishment) (in reality more)
    • Focus: Support to activities aimed at co-ordinating or supporting research
      • Co-ordination Actions: Networking, exchanges, studies, conferences..
      • Support Actions: Preparation of future actions, support to policy, dissemination of results ..
    • Project size and scale will vary across the themes ~ up to €1 million
    FP7 – Funding Schemes
  • Health - Activity Areas FP7 – Co-operation - Health 1 Biotechnology, generic tools & technologies for human health 2 Translating research for human health 3 Optimising the delivery of health care to European citizens Child health Health of the ageing population International Co-operation SME relevant research 10. Security 9. Space 8. SSH 7. Transport 6. Environment 5. Energy 4. NMP 3. ICT 2. FAB 1. Health
  • Food, Agriculture and Biotechnology - Activity Areas FP7 – Co-operation - FAB 1. Sustainable production & management of biological resources 2. Fork to farm – Food, health and well being 3. Life sciences and biotechnology for sustainable non-food products and processes 10. Security 9. Space 8. SSH 7. Transport 6. Environment 5. Energy 4. NMP 3. ICT 2. FAB 1. Health
  • ICT – Essential Information FP7 – Co-operation - ICT
    • Two key areas:
    • ICT - crucial to improving Europe’s competitiveness
      • creation of jobs and growth
    • ICT – tools for addressing societal challenges
      • the ageing population; health; environment; transport; mobility
      • Europe to develop and shape technology to ensure that it meets Europe’s demands
    10. Security 9. Space 8. SSH 7. Transport 6. Environment 5. Energy 4. NMP 3. ICT 2. FAB 1. Health
  • ICT- Challenges FP7 - Co-operation - ICT
    • 1 - Pervasive and Trusted Network and Service Infrastructures
    • 2 – Cognitive Systems, Interaction, Robotics
    • 3 - Components, Systems, Engineering
    • 4 - Digital Libraries and Content  
    • 5 - Towards Sustainable and Personalised Healthcare
    • 6 - ICT for Mobility, Environmental Sustainability and Energy Efficiency
    • 7 - ICT for Independent Living and Inclusion
    • AND
    • Future and Emerging Technologies (FET)
    9. Security and Space 8. SSH 7. Transport 6. Environment 5. Energy 4. Nano 3. ICT 2. Food 1. Health
  • Nanosciences, Nanotechnologies, Materials and New Production Technologies – Activity Areas FP7 - Co-operation - NMP 1. Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies 2. Materials 3. New Production 4. Integration of technologies for industrial production 10. Security 9. Space 8. SSH 7. Transport 6. Environment 5. Energy 4. NMP 3. ICT 2. FAB 1. Health
  • Energy - Activity Areas FP7 – Co-operation - Energy Knowledge for energy policy making Renewables for heating and cooling Clean coal technologies Renewable fuel production CO 2 capture and storage for zero emission power generation Smart energy networks Hydrogen and fuel cells Renewable electricity generation Energy savings and energy efficiency 10. Security 9. Space 8. SSH 7. Transport 6. Environment 5. Energy 4. NMP 3. ICT 2. FAB 1. Health
  • Environment– Activity Areas FP7 – Co-operation – Environment 1. Climate change, pollution and risks 3. Environmental technologies 4. Earth observation & assessment tools 2. Sustainable management of resources 10. Security 9. Space 8. SSH 7. Transport 6. Environment 5. Energy 4. NMP 3. ICT 2. FAB 1. Health
  • Transport - Activity Areas FP7 – Co-operation – Transport 1 Aeronautics and air transport 2 Surface transport 3 Support to the European global satellite navigation system (Galileo) 10. Security 9. Space 8. SSH 7. Transport 6. Environment 5. Energy 4. NMP 3. ICT 2. FAB 1. Health
  • Socio-Economic Sciences and the Humanities - Activity Areas FP7 – Co-operation - SSH 1. Growth, employment and competitiveness in a knowledge society 2. Combining economic, social and environmental objectives in a European perspective 3. Major trends in society and their implications 4. Europe in the world 5. The citizen in the European Union 6. Socio-economic and scientific indicators 7. Foresight activities 8. Strategic activities
  • Space – Activity Areas FP7 – Co-operation – Space
    • Space-based applications at the service of the European Society
      • Global Monitoring for Environment and Security (GMES)
      • Applications of Satellite Communications
    • Other activities:
    • Space transportation addressing issues of space propulsion
    • Space technology improve competitiveness and assess long term needs
    • Space sciences
    • for advanced technologies
    • and support International Space Station (ISS)
    10. Security 9. Space 8. SSH 7. Transport 6. Environment 5. Energy 4. NMP 3. ICT 2. FAB 1. Health
  • Security - Mission orientated R&D FP7 – Co-operation - Security 1 Security of citizens 2 Security of infrastructures and utilities 3 Intelligent surveillance and boarder security 4 Restoring security and safety in the case of crisis 5 Security systems integration, interconnectivity & interoperability 6 Security and Society 7 Security research co-ordinating and structuring * See ESRAB Report of Sept 2006 10. Security 9. Space 8. SSH 7. Transport 6. Environment 5. Energy 4. NMP 3. ICT 2. FAB 1. Health
  • European Technology Platforms European Technology Platforms Advanced Engineering Materials and Technologies - EuMaT Advisory Council for Aeronautics Research in Europe - ACARE Embedded Computing Systems - ARTEMIS European Construction Technology Platform - ECTP European Nanoelectronics Initiative Advisory Council - ENIAC European Rail Research Advisory Council - ERRAC European Road Transport Research Advisory Council - ERTRAC European Space Technology Platform - ESTP European Steel Technology Platform - ESTEP Food for Life - Food Forest based sector Technology Platform - Forestry Future Manufacturing Technologies - MANUFUTURE Future Textiles and Clothing - FTC Global Animal Health - GAH Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Platform - HFP Industrial Safety ETP - IndustrialSafety Innovative Medicines for Europe - IME Integral Satcom Initiative - ISI Mobile and Wireless Communications - eMobility Nanotechnologies for Medical Applications - NanoMedicine Networked and Electronic Media - NEM Networked European Software and Services Initiative - NESSI Photonics21 - Photonics Photovoltaics - Photovoltaics Plants for the Future - Plants Robotics - EUROP Sustainable Chemistry - SusChem Water Supply and Sanitation Technology Platform - WSSTP Waterborne ETP - Waterborne Zero Emission Fossil Fuel Power Plants - ZEP Agree Common Vision Define Strategic Agenda Implement Strategic Agenda
  • FP7 – Co-operation - JTIs Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Embedded Systems ICT Aeronautics and Air Transport Innovative Medicines New Nanoelectronics Approaches Global Monitoring for Environment and Security Joint Technology Initiatives
    • New to FP7
    • To enhance competition at EU level for ‘Frontier Research’
    • Frontier Research = creating new knowledge and developing new understanding
    • Starting Independent Research Grant – First Call
    • Advanced Investigator Grant – Second Call
    • ERC Website http://europa.eu.int/erc/index_en.cfm
    • Frontier research actions (ERC) – at least one legal entity established in a MS or AC
    FP7 Specific Programmes Ideas – Frontier Research ( €7 460 million) FP7 – Specific Programmes - Ideas
  • ERC First Call ‘Starting Independent Research Grant’ FP7 – Ideas - ERC Potential of the Principal Investigator, Quality of the research project and the research environment Evaluation Criteria Two stage, strict page limits for each stage, reserve of 20% to promote interdisciplinarity Evaluation Process Projects submitted to 20 panels split across Social Sciences and Humanities, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences and Engineering Evaluation Panels € 100,000 to €400,000 per year up to 5 years Project Size Between 2 and 8 years post PhD (some allowance for maternity and other reasons), any nationality but must be based in EU or Associated State, any legal entity (incl industry) Eligibility Around €300 million ~ 200 grants Call budget First due to be launched Dec 06/Jan 07, annual calls to 2013 Call
  • ERC Panels – Starting Grants
    • SH1 Individuals and organisations: Economics, management, demography, geography, urban and environmental studies SH2 Institutions, behaviour, values and beliefs: Anthropology, sociology, political sciences, law, communication, social studies of science and technology SH3 The human mind and its complexity: Cognition, linguistics, psychology and philosophy SH4 Cultures and cultural diversity: Literature, visual and performing arts, music and cultural studies SH5 The study of the past and cultural artefacts: Memory, history and archaeology
    FP7 – Ideas - ERC
  • ERC Panels – Starting grants
    • PE1 Mathematical foundations: Pure and applied mathematics, theoretical computer science
    • and mathematical physics.
    • PE2 Fundamental constituents of matter: High energy, particle, nuclear, plasma, atomic,
    • molecular, gas and optical physics.
    • PE3 Structures and reactions : Condensed matter (structure, electronic properties, fluids,…),
    • statistical physics, nanosciences, reactions.
    • PE4 Material sciences and methods : Material sciences, molecular architecture, analytical
    • chemistry, synthesis (both inorganic and organic) and theory, physical and environmental
    • chemistry, method development.
    • PE5 Information and communication : Informatics and information systems, communication
    • technology, computer science, intelligent systems.
    • PE6 Engineering sciences: Electronics, product design, process design & control,
    • construction methods, fluid and solid mechanics, energy systems, bio-engineering.
    • PE7 Universe sciences : Astro-physics/chemistry/biology/geology; solar system; stellar,
    • galactic and extragalactic astronomy; cosmology; space sciences, instrumentation.
    • PE8 Earth system science : Physical geography, geology, geophysics, oceanography,
    • climatology, ecology, global change, biogeochemical cycles, natural resources.
    FP7 – Ideas - ERC
  • ERC Panels – Starting Grants
    • LS1 Molecular, cellular and developmental biology: Biochemistry, molecular biology, metabolism, cell biology, signal transduction, embryology, structural biology
    • LS2 Genetics, genomics, bioinformatics and systems biology: Molecular genetics, cell genetics, genomics, transcriptomics, metabolomics, computational biology, biostatistics, biological modelling
    • LS3 Organismic physiology, including infection and immunity: Organogenesis, organ physiology, endocrinology, ageing, toxicology, parasitology, microbiology, virology, immunology
    • LS4 Neurosciences: Neurobiology, neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, neurochemistry, neuropharmacology, systems neurosciences, neuroimaging
    • LS5 Evolutionary, population and environmental biology: Evolution, adaptation, population biology, biodiversity, ecotoxicology, marine biology, radiation biology, environmental risks, environmental medicine
    • LS6 Applied medical and health sciences: Clinical medicine, public health, psychiatry, surgery, epidemiology, biomedical engineering, veterinary medicine, pharmacology, medical ethics
    • LS7 Applied biology and bioengineering, including agricultural sciences and biotechnology: genetic engineering, GMOs, synthetic biology, plant biology, fisheries, forestry, environmental biotechnology, industrial biotechnology, biomaterials, biohazards.
    FP7 – Ideas - ERC
    • To make Europe more attractive to researchers
    • Part of integrated strategy to strengthen human potential by:
      • Encouraging people to become researchers
      • Encouraging researchers, from Europe and the whole world, to carry out their research in Europe
    • Structuring effect on the European Research Area through transnational and intersectoral mobility in order to create a European labour market for researchers
    • Builds on FP6 Marie Curie Actions
    FP7 Specific Programmes People – Human Potential (€4 728 million) FP7 – Specific Programmes
  • FP7 Marie Curie Actions People Specific Programme
    • Specific Actions
      • Awards
    • International dimension
      • Outgoing/ Incoming international fellowships and Re-integration Grants
      • International co-operation scheme
    • Industry-academia pathways and partnerships
      • Industry academia knowledge sharing scheme
    • Life – long training and career development
      • Individual fellowships and Re-integration Grants
      • Co-financing or regional/ national/ international programmes
    • Initial training of researchers
      • Marie Curie Networks
  • Community Contribution
    • Is likely to include:
      • Salary costs (living, mobility, travel and career exploratory allowance) [n/a for reintegration grants]
      • Contribution to research costs
      • Networking costs and organisation [host actions only]
      • Contribution to management costs
      • Other eligible costs possible [only category eligible for reintegration grants]
    FP7 – People – Marie Curie
  • European Charter and Code
    • European Charter for Researchers addresses the roles, responsibilities and entitlements of researchers and their employers or funding organisations.
    • The Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers aims to improve recruitment, to make selection procedures fairer and more transparent and proposes different means
    • of judging merit.
    FP7 – People – Marie Curie
  • FP7 Specific Programmes Capacities – Research Capacity ( €4 217 million) FP7 – Specific Programmes
    • Research infrastructures €1 850M
    • Research for the benefits of SMEs €1 336M
    • Regions of Knowledge €126M  
    • Research potential €370M
    • Science in Society €280M 
    • International co-operation €185M
    • Coherent development of research policies €70M Co-ordination of national programmes (incl. ERA-NET +)
  • Research Infrastructures
    • Existing research infrastructures
      • Integrating activities
      • Based on FP6 Integrated Infrastructure Initiatives
      • Includes transnational access, joint programme of activities
      • Calls with bottom-up elements and targeted elements (related to the thematic activities under ‘Co-operation’)
    • ICT based e-infrastructures
      • Targeted calls
      • GÉANT, GRID, Super-computing
      • Encourage adoption by user communities
      • Global connectivity
    • New research infrastructures/or major upgrades, based on the work of ESFRI:
      • Design studies
      • Support for construction of new infrastructures (preparatory and construction)
    • Support measures including support to emerging needs.
    FP7 Capacities
  • Science in Society
    • Expansion of FP6 work
    • Support creation of social and cultural environment that allows successful and exploitable research to be carried out
    • 1 st Action Line: A more dynamic governance of the science and society relationship
    • 2 nd Action Line: Strengthening potential broadening horizons
    • 3 rd Action Line: Science and Society Communicate
    FP7 Capacities
  • International Co-operation
    • Regional priority setting and definition of S & T Co-operation policies
    • Enhancement and development of S & T Co-operation Partnership including structural activities and networks
    • Supporting co-ordination of national policies and activities on international S & T co-operation
      • Candidate counties
      • ICPC countries
      • Western Balkans countries
      • Mediterranean Partner countries
      • Eastern European and Central Asian countries
      • ACP
      • Latin America
      • Asia
      • Industrialised third countries
    FP7 Capacities
  • Framework Programme 7: Participation
  • FP7 Participation – Key Points
    • Instruments become Funding Schemes
    • Financial Guidelines become Financial Rules
    • Model Contract becomes Model Grant Agreement
    • Under eligible costs - ‘necessary’ replaced with ‘used solely to achieve project objectives’
    • INCO becomes ICPC (International Cooperation Partner Country)
      • Changes to Finance and Reporting expected in FP7
      • Electronic submission throughout
      • Consortia given freedom (as in FP6) to self-manage to a large extent
      • Some new areas to deal with, which may present new issues e.g. ERC networks, Security research
    FP7 Preparation
  • Rules of Participation for FP7 PARLIAMENT/COUNCIL (CO-DECISION) COUNCIL (WORKING GROUPS) PROGRAMME COMMITTEES FP7 – Key Documents Framework Programme Rules of Participation Specific Programmes Model Grant Agreement Work Programmes Guides for Proposers Application Forms
  • FP7 Finances
    • Based on co-financing, no-profit
    • Usual method to be reimbursement of eligible costs
    • May also use flat-rate and lump sum financing
    • Proportion of all eligible direct and indirect costs – available to all
    • Proportion of all eligible direct costs, using an average/simplified indirect cost rate – available if in accordance with usual practices
    • Proportion of all eligible direct costs, with a flat rate for indirect costs – available to all, although flat rate higher for universities, public bodies, SMEs
    • Flat rates for indirect costs under discussion
    • May vary between funding schemes
    FP7 Participation
  • Maximum Reimbursement Rates FP7 Participation * Co-ordination and Support Actions, Training, Management Proposing 100% direct costs plus 20% flat rate for indirect costs ERC 100% 100% 100% Other* 50% 50% 35% Demonstration 75% 50% 50% RTD FP7 – Public Bodies, Universities, SMEs, etc. FP7 – Industry FP6
  • Flat rates and Lump sum
    • Can be combined with reimbursement of eligible costs
    • Flat rate option for indirect costs
    • Flat rates using ‘scale of unit’ costs:
      • Marie Curie
      • Simplification versus financial clarity
    • Lump sums:
      • Networks of Excellence –
        • € 23,500 per researcher per year
        • periodic payments based on results
      • Co-ordination and Support Actions
      • ICPC participants may be able to opt for lump sum payments
    • Also scholarships and awards
    FP7 Participation
  • Where does fEC fit in?
    • TRAC system not directly compatible – non-eligible costs need to removed
    • Work started at UK Level
      • Cannot be completed without FP7 agreement (FP7, RoP and Grant Agreement)
    • FAQ on UKRO Information Services
    • What help can TRAC give to identify other 25%?
    • Per project vs. per department calculations?
    • Time sheets
    FP7: Adapting fEC for Europe
  • Proposal Submission
    • Electronic submission
    • Increased use of two-stage procedures:
      • Two-stage evaluation
      • Two-stage submission
    • Guides for Applicants should indicate time-to-contract
    • Guidelines for evaluators will be available
    • Unique registration facility
    FP7 Participation
  • Evaluation
    • Evaluated by independent peer review
    • Basic evaluation criteria:
      • Scientific and/or technological excellence
      • Relevance to the objectives of the specific programme
      • Potential impact through the development, dissemination and use of project
      • Implementation and management
    • Scientific excellence as sole criterion for ERC projects
    • Detailed criteria in Work Programmes – including weightings and thresholds
    • Ethics principles cannot be contravened
    • FP7 evaluator database
    FP7 Participation
  • Evaluation criteria Relevance to the Programme? Implementation Excellence Potential Impact Relevance to the Programme S&T Excellence Management Quality Consortium Quality Potential Impact Mobilisation of Resources 3 4 3 3 3 3 FP6 IP/STREP FP7? Overall threshold 24 / 30 FP6 - Criteria
  • Draft Criteria – All Projects
    • S&T Quality
      • Clearly defined objectives and quality of the concept
      • Proposals out of scope rejected before evaluation
      • S&T quality is key to first stage evaluation
    • Impact
      • Contribution at EU level to impacts listed in Work Programme for relevant topic/activity
      • Broader beneficial impacts as per topic objectives
    • Implementation
      • Appropriateness of management structure and procedures
      • Quality and management experience
    FP7 Evaluation Criteria
  • Draft Criteria – Collaborative Projects
    • S&T Quality
      • Progress beyond state of the art
      • Quality and effectiveness methodology and work plan
    • Impact
      • Appropriateness of measures for dissemination and/or exploitation of project results and management of IP
    • Implementation
      • Quality of consortium, complementarity and balance
      • Appropriate allocation and justification of resources to be committed (budget, staff and equipment)
    FP7 Evaluation Criteria
  • Draft Criteria – NoE
    • S&T Quality
      • Contribution to long-term integration
      • Quality and effectiveness of JPA and work plan
    • Impact
      • Appropriateness of measures to spread excellence, exploit results and disseminate knowledge through engagement with external stakeholders and public
    • Implementation
      • Quality of consortium and commitment to deep and durable institutional integration
      • Adequate expertise and resources to carry out JPA
    FP7 Evaluation Criteria
  • Framework Programme 7: Preparation
  • What should I be doing now? FP7 Preparation
    • The first publications of calls ~ 2 Months?
    • Commission proposed Specific Programmes and Rules of Participation
    • View any drafts of Work Programmes with caution
    • Changes due from Parliament and Council in Second readings
    • Build networks in relevant areas
    • Consider most appropriate funding schemes (instruments)
    • Use briefing sessions, websites, briefing documents
    • Ensure all understand and appreciate the proposed systems well in advance
  • 10 Key Lessons learned from FP6
    • Read the Commission Work Programme (final version)
    • Use drafts very carefully
    • Plan your electronic submission carefully
    • Ensure consensus in consortium on budget, activities, IPR, decision making and responsibilities
    • Address the evaluation criteria in a balanced way: the science is very important, but impact, balanced budget and good management are also essential considerations
    FP6 Lessons Learned
  • 10 Key Lessons learned from FP6
    • 6) Write a tidy, concise and readable proposal, that offers enough detail and justifications of costs and work packages
    • 7) Share information effectively between Co-ordinator, Participants and Administrations
    • 8) Maintain a good working relationship with the Commission Project Officer
    • 9) Submit reports (incl financial claims) on time
    • 10) Respond quickly to Commission requests for clarifications and refer constantly to the Annex I of the contract
    FP6 Lessons Learned
  • Benefits of Participation
    • Internationalisation of research
    • Benchmarking performance in European context
    • Range of project types (multi-disciplinary, industrial)
    • Networking opportunities – research and teaching
    • Opening up new opportunities
    • Mobility of staff and students
    • Research capacity
    • Pan-European university networks
    • Links to third ‘stream’ activities
    FP7 Preparation
  • Further Information
    • UKRO
      • http://www.ukro.ac.uk
    • DG Research
      • http://ec.europa.eu/research
    • Cordis
      • http://cordis.europa.eu
    • European Research Council
      • http://ec.europa.eu/erc/index_en.cfm
    • IPR Helpdesk
      • http://www.ipr-helpdesk.org/index.html
    FP7: Participation and Preparation
  • What documents will describe FP7 project conditions?
    • FP7 Proposal
    • FP7 Rules of Participation
    • Model Grant Agreement
    • Commission Consortium Agreement guidance
    • Financial, Reporting and IPR Guidelines
    • Work programmes
    • Guides for Proposers
    • Guidance for Evaluators
    • CORDIS FP7 pages
    FP7: Documentation
  • UKRO Information Services UKRO’s Information Services http://ims.ukro.ac.uk
  • Summarised Structure of FP7 FP7- Specific Programmes Health Food, Agriculture and Biotechnology Information and Communication Technologies Energy Environment (including Climate Change) Transport Socio-Economic Sciences and the Humanities Nanosciences, Nanotechnologies, Materials and new Production Technologies Space Research Infrastructures Research for the Benefit Of SMEs Regions of Knowledge Research Potential Science in Society Activities of International Co-operation Coherent Development of Policies Initial Training of Researchers Lifelong Learning and Career Development Industry-Academia Partnerships and Pathways The International Dimension Specific Actions Starting Independent Researcher Grants Advanced Investigator Grants Co-operation Ideas – European Research Council (ERC) Capacities People – Marie Curie Security Also: JRC and EURATOM