The 7. EU-Research Framework (7. FRP) is the greatest programme worldwide to support scientific research. Cross-boarder research associations such as companies, scientific centres and universities offer new possibilities to support and fund. Its yearly budget amounts 50,521 billion EUR (without Euratom) with a runtime of seven years (starting at the beginning of 2007 until 2013).
The target of the EU-Research-Framework is to strengthen academic and technological basis of industry, help support the development of international competitiveness and provide assistance for relevant research programs. Its main issue is to create a European research cluster by efficiently bundling research capacities. The focus is on new framework programs such as the program for Competitiveness and Innovation (CIP), Education as well as Structure- and Cohesionfunds for regional convergence and competitiveness. These are essential foundations for the European Research Cluster (EFR).
The 7. FRP consists of „Specific Programmes“:
The Specific Program „Cooperation“ supports scientific activities which work across boarder. It is devided into ten specific thematic areas.
The Specific Program „Ideas“ aims to assist with basic research projects, the so called frontier researchvia the European Research Council.
The Specific Program “Humans” dedicates its support to human resources. It also aims to enhance international mobility of academics to their destination.
The target of the Specific Program “Capacities” is to improve the capability of science and innovation in Europe and its ideal implementation.
The application for the 7. FRP is only possible as a reply to public calls for proposals. The call for proposals is accessible for several month and ends with a binding deadline. The application has to be handed in electronically via the web-based SEP (Submission & Evaluation in the Participant Portal) – former EPSS (Electronic Proposal Submission System). The “Guides for Applicants” helps to choose which fomat the application has to have according to the European Commission. The Negotiation Guidance Notes give assistance for the application and the GPFs can be found there.
A PIC (Participant Identification Code) has to be added to the EU-application. The code is registered at the central registry-database of the EU commission. All interactions with the EU-Commission can be identified with it.
A LEAR (Legal Entity Appointed Representative) has to be appointed who is responsible for the correctness of all information, the submission of necessary documents and the registration.
For the purpose of precise identification of the facility a stable Participant Short Name has to be noted on the application.
PIC des Klinikums rechts der Isar der Technischen Universität München:
Participant Short Name:
Cordis, an information platform for european measurements in the area of research & development (R&D) and technology transfer offers the possibility to search for current projects and potential partners Europe-wide.
The Participant Portal, where you find proposals and write your own proposal with EPSS, gives you an overview about your current project and all data of your facility.