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The 'FP6 step by step' section is a structured walk- through of what FP6 participation entails.
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What's new in FP6?
Finding your research theme
Preparing to make a proposal
The proposal
What happens after submission
Managing a project

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Finding your research theme

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.


Gathering information The main actions under Integrating Research Strengthening actions Structuring actions Overview of FP6 structure General advice Who can participate Choosing the instrument Consortium building Horizontal issues Understanding the work programme Understanding the call for proposals Using the Guides for Proposers Before the evaluation Evaluation by independent experts Finalisation of the evaluation Contract negotiation Consortium agreement Structure of the model contract Signature, entry into force A well-managed project Running the project Audits Problems Completion of a contract CORDIS