Brussels, 22 Nov 2004
New guidance notes for participants in FP6 are now available through CORDIS (Community Research and Development Information Service), the EU's official information service on science and research. The new guidelines cover the issuing of calls for new contractors to join existing Integrated Projects (IPs) or Networks of Excellence (NoEs).
The EU's Sixth Framework Programme for research and development (FP6) includes new instruments for research funding: IPs and NoEs. During their initial negotiation with the Commission, Integrated Projects or Network of Excellence may reserve a portion of the project budget for specific tasks to be carried out by a new contractor or contractors, who will join the consortium at a later date.
These new contractors must be selected by means of competitive calls, and one set of new guidance notes aim to assist the coordinator in preparing and launching the calls. Further notes are available on answering calls for proposals by means of the electronic submission system, EPSS. The documents are available for download from the following address: http:///www.cordis.lu/fp6/find-doc.htm#co mpetitive