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IConnectEU - Developing and testing a model for integrated dissemination of outcomes from complementary research projects

Objective

IConnectEU aims at increasing the visibility and impact of collaborative research in Europe by improving the dissemination of and the accessibility to research outcomes from projects with similar topics and audience. Currently, multiple FP6-projects - regardless there Research Area or instrument - are dealing with the same issue or address common questions. Common cross-project infrastructures to share information, to jointly disseminate results or to ensure accessibility of results after project completion are rarely available due to the specific nature and to the diversity of the projects (regarding their priorities, the methodology used, their duration and also the participants). As a matter of fact, dissemination is very fragmented and access to research results is complicated.

The objective of IConnectEU is to create a generic infrastructure for joint dissemination activities across thematically related projects, consisting of a software platform, a reference model for integrated dissemination, and guidelines on how to implement the infrastructure in different domains. Eight projects currently funded under Priority 7 and dealing with the broad topic of Governance in the EU will serve as a use case for creating a pilot portal (content and software), which integrates their currently unconnected dissemination activities. This portal will then be used in a feasibility study as a Best-Practice example for other Areas of FP6 and FP7.

The study will help to create a reference model for cross-project dissemination, integrating relevant aspects like audiences, information needs, information services, cooperative structures and sustainability. A cost-effectiveness study will additionally analyse the benefits of integrated dissemination. Guidelines in the form of Blue Prints will support other projects in adapting IConnectEU results to their domains

Call for proposal

FP6-2004-CITIZENS-6
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Coordinator

GESELLSCHAFT SOZIALWISSENSCHAFTLICHER INFRASTRUKTUREINRICHTUNGEN E.V.
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Lennestrasse 30
Bonn
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Participants (8)

ROSKILDE UNIVERSITETSCENTER.
Denmark
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Universitetsvej 1
Roskilde

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NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, DUBLIN
Ireland
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Belfield
Dublin

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UNIVERSITAET MANNHEIM
Germany
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Schloss
Mannheim

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UNIVERSITAET ZU KOELN
Germany
Address
Albertus Magnus Platz 1
Koeln

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UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI SIENA.
Italy
Address
Via Banchi Di Sotto 55
Siena

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UNIVERSITAET WIEN
Austria
Address
Dr. Karl Lueger-ring 1
Wien

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INFORMATIONSZENTRUM SOZIALWISSENSCHAFTEN DER ARBEITSGEMEINSCHAFT SOZIALWISSENSCHAFTLICHER INSTITUTE E.V.
Germany
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Lennestrasse 30
Bonn

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EUROPEAN UNIVERSITY INSTITUTE -
Italy
Address
Via Dei Roccettini 7, Badia Fiesolana
San Domenico Di Fiesole (Firenze)

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