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FP6 Step by Step
What's new in FP6?
FP6 has major new features including
major changes to objectives and instruments and significant
changes to subjects and IPR. This section briefly outlines the
key differences for potential participants.
FP6 is not structured by traditional research
disciplines, but by current research objectives. This can appear
to be a complex structure but in reality there are just a few
key elements necessary to understand the overall picture. Here
we describe the main structure of FP6 in outline and tell you
how and where to get more detailed information.
Between the submission of a proposal and the actual start of a project
(for proposals selected for funding) there are two main steps implying actions on the side of
the Commission and of the proposers: 1. evaluation and selection of proposals, and 2. contract negotiation.
Consortia in FP6 have great autonomy and flexibility in managing their
projects. The accent of monitoring by the Commission is put on the outputs rather than on the
details of internal management of the consortia. This section describes the basic management
requirements, reporting duties and mechanisms for problem solving.