Who's who in European research support?
CORDIS, The European Commission's Research and Development Information Service, has published a full set of contact details in a specific database service dedicated to research information support organizations at European level. The contacts listed can provide assistance and advice about any aspect of Research and innovation programmes and help with information about calls for proposals, partner searches, bids preparation, dissemination of results, patenting as well as the financing of further developments. Through this fully searchable service, users can find contacts in their home country as well as within the European institutions. Broad networks such as European information centres, Business innovation centres and Innovation relay centres are fully covered, as are key contacts in Central and Eastern Europe. Recently, addresses have been added to cover the newly selected support organisations in charge of helping potential participants in European research programmes. Each record relates to an individual active within a given organization or network. Full contact information is given including name, position, organisation, postal address, telephone, fax and e-mail. The database service is a useful tool for locating and identifying relevant contacts at national level, obtaining information from specialised networks and contacting directly officials or committee members in charge of research programmes.