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Guidelines on proposal evaluation and selection procedures [FP6]

Funded under: FP6


The purpose of this document is to provide in one place the guidelines of the Commission on the evaluation and selection of proposals for indirect actions under the sixth framework programmes of the European Community and the European Atomic Energy Community (hereafter "FP6"), as foreseen by Article 10.7 of their respective "Rules for participation". It describes the basic procedures that the Commission will follow in accordance with the above-mentioned Rules, the Financial Regulation of the European Community and its Internal Rules of Procedure.

The processes for evaluating proposals continue to rest on a number of well-established principles: quality, transparency, equality of treatment, impartiality, efficiency and speed, and ethical considerations.

The major changes between FP6 and FP5 are as follows:
- increasing of the quality of the evaluation process by widening the use of remote evaluation and by widening the pool from which evaluators can be selected.
- strengthening the evaluation system by allowing for a more systematic use of two-stage submission, remote evaluation and hearings of proposers by the evaluation panel.
- codification of ethical review procedures.

Document reference: COM C/2004/3337

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Record Number: 1984 / Last updated on: 2004-01-05
Category: SUPP
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