Brussels, 25 Sep 2002
In March 2002, the European Commission launched an invitation to submit Expressions of interest (EoI) for research actions under the Sixth Framework programme's (FP6) new thematic priorities. By the deadline in June 2002, more than 11,500 proposals were received which will help the Commission in preparing work programmes as well as defining the scope of the first FP6 calls for proposals to be published by the end of the year.
CORDIS, the European Commission's Research and Development Information Service, is publishing all the EoI (unless the submitters have requested otherwise). A search feature enables a quick review of proposed projects. Each record provides contact details, an abstract on the project, details of which instrument is applicable and additional information.
Users can search and select proposed projects according to the thematic priorities, new instruments, countries or keywords. Ideas were submitted by organisations from more than 50 countries and there is a good distribution across the thematic priorities. The information is therefore a valuable basis for making contacts and reviewing readiness to use new instruments in FP6.
CORDIS is supporting preparations for FP6. A fully fledged FP6 service will soon be available as well as a redesigned Partners service. Both new sites will offer relevant information enabling the user to keep abreast of the latest decisions, review ideas, access documentation from the first calls and prepare for fruitful collaboration.