Regional Information Centre
for Scientific and Technological Cooperation with EU

D. 3.2.


Project no. PL 043911

Project acronym: RegionERA


Instrument: FP6 Specific Support Action

Thematic Priority: INCO



Deliverable 3.2.

Guidelines on participation of Russian regional research community in FP7

The Central Black Soil Regional Information Point for S&T cooperation with the EU has prepared for publishing the Guidance for Russian Participants in the Seventh EU Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (FP7) in Russian language.

At the moment overall work is finished and it has been sent for printing.

To prepare the Guidance the CBS RIP examined and analyzed more then 85 information resources. Among them the main EC normative documents on FP7 and ERA, foreign publications similar to the CBS RIP Guidance on FP7 (example, McCarthy “How to negotiate, manage and administer a Framework 5 and Framework 6 contracts”), official web-sites (EUROPA, CORDIS, FP7 etc.) and statistical data (EUROSTAT, OECD, UNESCO). The CBS RIP practical experience helped to make the Guidance really useful and adjust the existing information for the Russian potential FP7 participants.

Here is a list of resources which are in an open access in the Internet.

Web-sites Links
1. CORDIS http://cordis.europa.eu
2. FP7 Website http://cordis.europa.eu/fp7/home_en.html
3. FP7 Roadmap http://cordis.europa.eu/fp7/roadmap_en.html
4. FP7 Open calls http://cordis.europa.eu/fp7/dc/index.cfm
5. FP7 Budget http://cordis.europa.eu/fp7/what_en.html#budget
6. Understanding FP7 http://ec.europa.eu/research/fp7/index_en.cfm?pg=understanding
7. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) http://ec.europa.eu/research/fp7/index_en.cfm?pg=faq
8. Eligible countries http://cordis.europa.eu/fp7/who_en.html#countries
9. Eligible consortia http://cordis.europa.eu/fp7/who_en.html#consortia
10. Funding schemes http://cordis.europa.eu/fp7/what_en.html#funding
11. Research themes http://cordis.europa.eu/fp7/what_en.html#themes
12. FP7 specific theme “Cooperation” http://cordis.europa.eu/fp7/cooperation/home_en.html
13. FP7 specific theme “Ideas” http://cordis.europa.eu/fp7/ideas/home_en.html
14. FP7 specific theme “People” http://cordis.europa.eu/fp7/people/home_en.html
15. FP7 specific theme “Capacities” http://cordis.europa.eu/fp7/capacities/home_en.html
16. Euratom http://cordis.europa.eu/fp7/euratom/home_en.html
17. Financial rules / Forms of grants http://cordis.europa.eu/fp7/how_en.html#financial
18. Dissemination and IPR http://cordis.europa.eu/fp7/how_en.html#ipr
19. Consortium agreement http://cordis.europa.eu/fp7/how_en.html#consortium
20. EPSS https://www.epss-fp7.org/
21. Audit and certification policy http://cordis.europa.eu/audit-certification/home_en.html
22. Registration of Experts for Research Activities https://cordis.europa.eu/emmfp7/
23. Get support. Network of National Contact Points (NCPs) http://cordis.europa.eu/fp7/get-support_en.html
24. European Technology Platforms (ETPs) http://cordis.europa.eu/technology-platforms/home_en.html
25. The Joint Research Centre (JRC) http://cordis.europa.eu/fp7/jrc/home_en.html
26. Search FP7 library http://cordis.europa.eu/fp7/library_en.html
27. FP6 - Sixth Framework Programme (2002 - 2006) http://cordis.europa.eu/fp6/dc/index.cfm?fuseaction=UserSite.FP6HomePage
28. FP5 – Fifth Framework Programme (1998 - 2002) http://cordis.europa.eu/fp5/
29. CORDIS Partners Service http://cordis.europa.eu/partners-service/home_en.html
  FP7 legal basis:  
30. FP7 EC [HTML] http://cordis.europa.eu/fetch?CALLER=FP7_LIB&ACTION=D&CAT=DOCS&LAN=EN&RCN=8374
31. FP7 Euratom [HTML] http://cordis.europa.eu/fetch?CALLER=FP7_LIB&ACTION=D&CAT=DOCS&LAN=EN&RCN=8383
32. SP Cooperation [HTML] http://cordis.europa.eu/fetch?CALLER=FP7_LIB&ACTION=D&CAT=DOCS&LAN=EN&RCN=8490
33. SP Ideas [HTML] http://cordis.europa.eu/fetch?CALLER=FP7_LIB&ACTION=D&CAT=DOCS&LAN=EN&RCN=8381
34. SP People [HTML] http://cordis.europa.eu/fetch?CALLER=FP7_LIB&ACTION=D&CAT=DOCS&LAN=EN&RCN=8382
35. SP Capacities [HTML] http://cordis.europa.eu/fetch?CALLER=FP7_LIB&ACTION=D&CAT=DOCS&LAN=EN&RCN=8379
36. SP Nuclear Research [HTML] http://cordis.europa.eu/fetch?CALLER=FP7_LIB&ACTION=D&CAT=DOCS&LAN=EN&RCN=8377
37. EC Rules for participation [HTML] http://cordis.europa.eu/fetch?CALLER=FP7_LIB&ACTION=D&CAT=DOCS&LAN=EN&RCN=8375
38. Euratom Rules for participation [HTML] http://cordis.europa.eu/fetch?CALLER=FP7_LIB&ACTION=D&CAT=DOCS&LAN=EN&RCN=8383
  Legal documents for FP7 implementation: http://ec.europa.eu/research/fp7/index_en.cfm?pg=documents
39. Rules for submission of proposals, and the related evaluation, selection and award procedures [PDF] Version: 2008-02-13 ftp://ftp.cordis.europa.eu/pub/fp7/docs/fp7-evrules_en.pdf
40. ERC Rules for submission, evaluation, selection, award [PDF] ftp://ftp.cordis.europa.eu/pub/fp7/docs/erc-evrules_en.pdf
41. Standard model grant agreement [HTML] http://cordis.europa.eu/fp7/calls-grant-agreement_en.html#standard_ga
42. ERC model grant agreement [HTML] http://cordis.europa.eu/fp7/calls-grant-agreement_en.html#ideas_ga
43. Marie Curie model grant agreement [HTML] http://cordis.europa.eu/fp7/calls-grant-agreement_en.html#people_ga
44. Rules on verification of existence, legal status, operational and financial capacity [PDF] EN - ftp://ftp.cordis.europa.eu/pub/fp7/docs/rules-verif_en.pdf
FR - ftp://ftp.cordis.europa.eu/pub/fp7/docs/rules-verif_fr.pdf
DE - ftp://ftp.cordis.europa.eu/pub/fp7/docs/rules-verif_de.pdf
  Guidance documents:  
45. Guidance Notes on Audit Certification
[PDF] Version: 2007-07-23
46. Guide for beneficiaries
[PDF] Version: 2008-03-11
47. Guide to Financial Issues
[PDF] Version: 2007-07-24
48. Guide to IPR
[PDF] Version: 2007-06-28
49. Checklist for the Consortium Agreement
[PDF] Version: 2007-06-28
50. Negotiation Guidance Notes [PDF] Version: 2008-03-07 and Templates for Description of Work [DOC] ftp://ftp.cordis.europa.eu/pub/fp7/docs/negotiation_en.pdf
51. Guidance notes on project reporting [PDF]
Version: 2008-03-07
- Template for periodic report
- Template for final report
- Templates for security research

ftp://ftp.cordis.europa.eu/pub/fp7/docs/final_report_en.doc ftp://ftp.cordis.europa.eu/pub/fp7/docs/periodic_report_en.doc
52. Guidance notes on project technical review
[PDF] Version: 2007-12-18
53. Guide to Intellectual Property Rules for FP7 projects [PDF] Version: 2008-06-28 ftp://ftp.cordis.europa.eu/pub/fp7/docs/ipr_en.pdf
  Ethics Review:  
54. Ethics check list [HTML] http://cordis.europa.eu/fp7/ethics_en.html#ethics_cl
55. Supporting documents [HTML] http://cordis.europa.eu/fp7/ethics_en.html#ethics_sd
56. RTD Info http://ec.europa.eu/research/rtdinfo/index_en.html
57. research*eu magazine http://ec.europa.eu/research/research-eu/
58. research*eu results supplement http://cordis.europa.eu/news/research-eu/supplements_en.html
59. CORDIS focus http://cordis.europa.eu/news/research-eu/readmore_en.html
60. CORDIS Express http://cordis.europa.eu/express/
  FP7 books and brochures: http://ec.europa.eu/research/fp7/index_en.cfm?pg=publications
61. The European Union’s ICT Program in FP7 by Myer W Morron, EFPConsulting Ltd http://www.efpconsulting.com/tools
62. Challenges of the 7th Framework Programme. Conclusions and recommendations for proposers in light of the new regulations and results of the first round of calls.
Excerpt from the Hitchhikers' Guide to FP7.
by Balazs Bodo, Managing Director, Geonardo Ltd.
Budapest, 2007
63. FP7 –7th EU Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development. Access to borderless knowledge.(1st Edition). Euresearch 2006 http://www.euresearch.ch/fileadmin/documents/PdfDocuments/Brochures/fp7_1_36_c_E-def.pdf
64. Management Guide. FP7: Financial rules.
Euresearch, 2007
65. Management Guide. FP7: Project types.
Euresearch, 2007
66. Management Guide. FP7: Contract.
Euresearch, 2007
67. Guideline to FP7 for Newcomers In the Theme 2: Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, and Biotechnology. TrainNet Future (Training network for National Contact Points and support organisations with special focus on Candidate Countries in the areas of Food Quality and Safety) http://trainnetfuture.tetalap.hu/docs/guidelinefp7.doc
68. FP7 in brief
- an online "pocket guide" for newcomers
69. FP7 leaflet - taking European Research to the forefront http://ec.europa.eu/research/fp7/pdf/fp7-brochure_en.pdf
70. FP7 - Tomorrow's answers start today http://ec.europa.eu/research/fp7/pdf/fp7-factsheets_en.pdf
71. The FP7 fact sheets for the EC's Joint Research Centre http://ec.europa.eu/research/fp7/pdf/fp7-jrc_en.pdf
  Presentations on the topic:  
72. The EU 7th Framework Programme for Research & Technological Development: The International Dimension. [RU] Richard Burger Science Counsellor Delegation of the European Commission to Russia
Moscow, 23/06/2006
73. European Community Framework Programme for Research. [EN]
Daniel Descoutures European Commission
74. PEOPLE – Marie Curie Actions in FP7 and Opportunities for RTD Cooperation between Russia and Austria [EN],
Therese Lindahl FFG, June 27, 2007
  European research area (ERA):  
75. European Research Area (ERA) http://cordis.europa.eu/era/
76. ERA milestones http://cordis.europa.eu/era/background.htm
77. European Commission. Growth & jobs http://ec.europa.eu/growthandjobs/
78. COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE COUNCIL, THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, THE ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMITTEE AND THE COMMITTEE OF THE REGIONS “Towards a European research area”, Brussels, 18.1.2000 COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES http://ec.europa.eu/research/era/pdf/towards-a-european-research-area_com_2000_en.pdf
79. DOCUMENT FROM THE PRESIDENCY. Lisbon, January 2000.
Subject : Employment, Economic Reforms and Social Cohesion, towards a Europe based on innovation and knowledge.
Brussels, 12 January 2000 COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION
80. The European Research Area: New Perspectives.
Green Paper 04.04.2007 EUROPEAN COMMISSION Directorate-General for Research, 2007
81. COMMISSION STAFF WORKING DOCUMENT Results of the Public Consultation on the Green Paper “The European Research Area: New Perspectives” Brussels, 2.4.2008
82. Special Eurobarometer “Lisbon”.
Fieldwork November 2004,
Publication February 2005.
Directorate General Press and Communication
Eurupean Comission
83. Prospects for the Lisbon Strategy. How to increase the competitiveness of the European economy? By Daniel Gros. CEPS Working Document, No. 224/July 2005
Centre for European Policy Studies
  Statistical data:  
84. Science, technology and innovation in Europe.
EUROSTAT, European Сommission, 2008 edition
85. OECD in Figures, 2007 edition, http://www.sourceOECD.org http://oberon.sourceoecd.org/pdf/figures_2007/en/oif.pdf
86. UNESCO Institute for Statistics S&T database http://www.uis.unesco.org/

The structure of the Guidance:


Guidelines for Russian Participants

  1. Introduction articles
  2. Russia-EU S&T cooperation
  3. Towards the European Research Area
  4. General information on FP7
    4.1. Aims, objectives, budget
    4.2. Specific programmes and themes
    4.3. Who can participate
    4.4. Project types and funding schemes
    4.5. What to participate in FP7 for?
  5. From idea to project
    5.1. FP7 information package documents. How to cope with
    5.2. Partner search
    5.3. Roles in consortium
    5.4. Proposal structure
           5.4.1. Part A - forms
           5.4.2. Part B – proposal text
    5.5. Financial aspect
    5.6. Ethical aspect
    5.7. Intellectual property rights aspects
    5.8. Electronic Proposal Submission System(EPSS)
    5.9. Proposal evaluation
           5.9.1. Evaluation criteria
           5.9.2. Evaluation procedure
           5.9.3. How to become an evaluator
  6. The main steps of project life
    6.1. Grant agreement and project start
    6.2. Reporting and audit
    6.3. Project end
  7. Russian NCPs and RIPs
  8. Glossary
  9. Additional information
    9.1. Useful links
    9.2. Model (example of) partner offer form
    9.3. Countries participating in FP7