Brussels, 24 Nov 2004
Two new sets of guidance notes for participants in the EU's Sixth Framework Programme for research and development (FP6) are now available through CORDIS (the Community Research and Development Information Service), the EU's official information service on science and research. The new guidelines cover project reporting in general, as well as the reporting of conferences or seminars carried out as part of the Marie Curie programme for human resources and mobility.
The 'Project reporting in FP6' guidance notes provide instructions to assist the project consortium in preparing the reports and deliverables that are submitted by the project coordinator. They also describe the procedures for their submission to the Commission and contain brief explanations of the review procedure.
These general guidance notes apply to Integrated Projects, Networks of Excellence, Specific Targeted Research or Innovation Projects, Coordination Actions, Specific Support Actions, Co-operative Research Projects and Collective Research Projects.
The second set of reporting guidance notes are more specific, providing instructions to assist coordinators in preparing reports and deliverables for Marie Curie conferences and training courses (SCF/LCF). They also describe the procedure for their submission to the Commission.
Marie Curie actions rely on continuous monitoring as well as a final project assessment. The guidance notes include details for the fully electronic submission of project reports and deliverables.
These Marie Curie notes are meant as guidance, and do not supersede the rules and conditions laid out in Council and Parliament Decisions relevant to the Sixth Framework Programme, the relevant specific programme, the rules for participation, the financial regulation applicable to the general budget of the European Communities and its implementing rules or the contract and its annexes. Both sets of guidance notes are available here: http:///www.cordis.lu/fp6/find-doc.htm#re porting