Brussels, 31 July 2002
CORDIS, the European Commission's Research and Development Information Service, is publishing a gateway page to provide users with newly available information on the Sixth Framework programme (FP6).
In the interim before the launch of a fully-fledged FP6 service, the new page will lead potential participants to the right services on CORDIS. Information on the European research area (ERA) and FP6 has been regularly published on the RTD2002 service but additional information is also available on other pages. The new interface reflects the range of services that can be used to obtain relevant information in order to be able to keep abreast of the latest decisions, review ideas and prepare for collaboration. The enhanced Partners service, for example, already provides users with means to select FP6 research areas in which they would like to collaborate.
The FP6 service also presents the current status of negotiations leading to the first calls for proposals, foreseen for November 2002. It also provides users with some elements of the content of the official web service that will present the FP6 structure and funding opportunities as well as participation documentation, submission tools and key contacts.
The official FP6 service will be unveiled in September 2002 and available at the same web address.