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How to Negotiate, Manage and Administer Framework Contracts 

Handbook: www.hyperion.ie/managementhandbook.htm 

Training Course: www.hyperion.ie/fp6managementcourse.htm 

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Chapter 1: From the Proposal to the Final Payment

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Regular Contract News: Register on www.ipr-helpdesk.org 

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Finance Helpdesk http://www.finance-helpdesk.org/ 

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Templates for Research Managers www.hyperion.ie/templates.htm 

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Analysis of Financial Guidelines (FP6) (Click here)

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List of Research Managers www.hyperion.ie/researchmanagers.htm 

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List of Exploitation Managers www.hyperion.ie/exploitationmanagers.htm 

    Framework 7 Key Documents (Project Manager's Handbook) www.hyperion.ie/fp7grantwebsites.htm

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Financial Guidelines ftp://ftp.cordis.europa.eu/pub/fp7/docs/financialguide_en.pdf 

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Model Grant Agreement (Jan 2007) http://cordis.europa.eu/fp7/calls-grant-agreement_en.html 

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Rules of Participation (FP7) ftp://ftp.cordis.europa.eu/pub/fp7/docs/calls/ecrules_en_pdf.zip

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Letter of Intent to submit a proposal http://www.kowi.de/en/2/desktopdefault.aspx/tabid-77/ 

bulletIPR Help-Desk www.ipr-helpdesk.org 
bullet Consortium Agreements on www.ipr-helpdesk.org  (Click on 'Documents')
bullet DESCA (Simplified Consortium Agreement for FP7) www.desca-fp7.eu 
bullet EICTA model for the Consortium Agreement: http://www.ipr-helpdesk.org/controlador/documentos?seccion=listadoDocumentos&modo=listado&cod_nodo_padre=t_02.03.02&niveles_profundidad=1&len=en  
bulletFinance Help-desk  http://www.finance-helpdesk.org/ 
bullet FP7 Negotiation Guidelines ftp://ftp.cordis.europa.eu/pub/fp7/docs/negotiation_en.pdf

Framework 6 Key Documents (Project Manager's Handbook)
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Framework 6 (Official Website)  www.cordis.lu/fp6/ 

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Step by Step guide to Framework 6 www.cordis.lu/fp6/stepbystep/home.html

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Contract Guidelines www.cordis.lu/fp6/find-doc.htm

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Guidelines for Project Co-ordinators  www.cordis.lu/growth/src/manage.htm  

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Guidelines on Financial Issues http://europa.eu.int/comm/research/fp6/working-groups/model-contract/pdf/fp6-guide-financialissuesjanuary_en.pdf

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The Model Contract http://europa.eu.int/comm/research/fp6/working-groups/model-contract/index_en.html 

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Contract Preparation Forms (www.cordis.lu/fp6/find-doc.htm

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Exploitation Plan   www.cordis.lu/etip/ and www.cordis.lu/marketplace/

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Model Consortium Agreements: Four models on www.ipr-helpdesk.org

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Reporting Format for  R&D Contracts www.cordis.lu/fp6/find-doc.htm

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eTIP Forms http://cordis.europa.eu/etip/fp6_collection.htm 

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Reporting in Framework 6 http://cordis.europa.eu/fp6/project-management.htm 

  Associations for Research Manager and Administrators

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EARMA (European Association of Research Managers and Administrators) www.earma.org

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SRA (Science Research Administrators) www.srainternational.org

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ARMA UK Research Administrators) http://www.arma.ac.uk/join/

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SARMA (Swiss Research Managers) www.sarma.ch

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RARMA (Romanian Research Managers) www.rarma.ro

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Certification for Project Management http://www.pmi.org/info/default.asp 

Chapter 2: The Consortium

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IPR Help Desk  www.ipr-helpdesk.org 

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Consortium agreement checklist http://www.cordis.lu/fp6/consortiumchecklist/ 

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Consortium Agreement (UNITE): http://www.unite.be/ca-6.htm 

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Consortium Agreement http://www.earto.org/MCA/Intro.htm.

bulletLambert Agreements (Models for University/Industry) http://www.innovation.gov.uk/lambertagreements/ 
bulletEEIG (European Economic Interest Group) http://europa.eu.int/comm/internal_market/en/company/company/news/783.htm

  Chapter 3: How to Work with the European Commission

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Background Policies to FP6 Priorities www.hyperion.ie/policywebsites.htm

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European Union Official Website http://europa.eu.int

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European Commission Website http://europa.eu.int/comm/

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European Commission (DG Research) http://europa.eu.int/comm/research/index_en.html 

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European Commission Staff in DG Research http://europa.eu.int/comm/dgs/research/organisation_en.html

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Framewor 6 Staff http://europa.eu.int/comm/staffdir/html/legal_en.htm

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Framework 6 Staff http://europa.eu.int/comm/staffdir/plsql/gsys_page.display_index?pLang=EN

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Europa General Search Engine http://europa.eu.int/geninfo/query_en.htm 

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EU Databases http://europa.eu.int/geninfo/search/databases_en.htm 

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White Papers http://europa.eu.int/comm/off/white/index_en.htm 

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Green Papers http://europa.eu.int/comm/off/green/index_en.htm 

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Treaties http://europa.eu.int/abc/obj/treaties/en/entoc.htm 

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Eurostat http://europa.eu.int/eurostat.html  

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European Parliament http://www.europarl.eu.int/home/default_en.htm 

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STOA http://www.europarl.eu.int/stoa/publi/default_en.htm 

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Council of Ministers http://ue.eu.int/en/summ.htm 

  Chapter 4: Negotiating the Contract

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FP7 Negotiation Guidelines ftp://ftp.cordis.europa.eu/pub/fp7/docs/negotiation_en.pdf

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Key Guideline Documents for Negotiation  www.cordis.lu/fp6/find-doc.htm

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Contract Preparation Tool (CPF Editor) www.cordis.lu/fp6/contract-prep.htm

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Guidelines on Negotiation www.cordis.lu/fp6/contractpreparation/ 

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Budget to Work Ratio Template ( Excel Spreadsheet )

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Breakdown of partner's budgets (Excel Spreadsheet)

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Report on Researcher Salaries in EU (2007) http://ec.europa.eu/eracareers/pdf/final_report.pdf

 Chapter 5: The Model Contract (FP6, FP5) and Model Grant Agreement (FP7)

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Grant Agreement (Jan 2007) http://cordis.europa.eu/fp7/calls-grant-agreement_en.html 

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Framework 6 The Model Contract http://europa.eu.int/comm/research/fp6/working-groups/model-contract/index_en.html

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Framework 5 Model Contract www.cordis.lu/fp5/mod-cont.htm

Chapter 6: Contractual Deadlines (Framework 6)

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Framework 6 The Model Contract http://europa.eu.int/comm/research/fp6/working-groups/model-contract/index_en.html

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Excel Spreadsheet for FP6 Contractual Deadlines ( Spreadsheet )

Chapter 7: Grant Deadlines (Framework 7)

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FP7 Model Grant Agreement  http://cordis.europa.eu/fp7/calls-grant-agreement_en.html 

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Excel Spreadsheet for FP7Deadlines ( Spreadsheet )

Chapter 8: Claims in Framework 6 and Framework 7

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Framework 7 Form C in Annex VI of the Model Grant Agreement http://cordis.europa.eu/fp7/calls-grant-agreement_en.html 

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Framework 6 Form C in Annex VI of the Model Contract http://europa.eu.int/comm/research/fp6/working-groups/model-contract/index_en.html

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Templates for Audit Certificates in the Annexes of the Guidelines on Financial Issues http://europa.eu.int/comm/research/fp6/working-groups/model-contract/pdf/fp6-guide-financialissuesjanuary_en.pdf

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Working notes on Audit Certificates on www.cordis.lu/ist/manage.htm 

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Audit Cert Working Notes (2005)http://www.cordis.lu/fp6/find-doc-management.htm#audit 

Chapter 9: How EC Contribution is Calculated
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Cost Models (FC, AC, FFC) in the Guidelines on Financial Issues http://europa.eu.int/comm/research/fp6/working-groups/model-contract/pdf/fp6-guide-financialissuesjanuary_en.pdf

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Euro Conversion Rates www.ecb.int/stats/eurofxref/

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List of Independent Auditors (Member States) www.fee.be/members/countries.htm

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EU Rules on State Aid http://europa.eu.int/comm/competition/state_aid/legislation/96c46_en.html

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EU Rules on State Aid Handbook http://europa.eu.int/comm/competition/state_aid/others/vademecum/vademecum_en.pdf

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Templates for Project Management www.hyperion.ie/templates.htm 

Chapter 10: The Financial Audit

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Network of European Auditors www.polarisiai.org

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European Court of Auditors www.eca.eu.int

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Working Notes for Auditors www.cordis.lu/ist/manage.htm  

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Court of Auditors Report on Framework 5 http://www.eca.eu.int/audit_reports/special_reports/docs/2004/rs01_04en.pdf 

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Commission Response to Court of Auditor's Report http://dbs.cordis.lu/fep-cgi/srchidadb?CALLER=FP6_NEWS&ACTION=D&SESSION=&RCN=EN_RCN_ID:21920  

  Chapter 11: How to Manage Framework Projects

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Commission Website on Project Management http://cordis.europa.eu/fp6/project-management.htm 

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Templates for Management  www.hyperion.ie/templates.htm

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Templates for Pert Charts, Work Breakdown Structure .. ( PowerPoint File )

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Template for Gantt Chart ( Excel File )   Another Version - Supplied by EC ( Excel File )

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Example of Logical Framework http://ec.europa.eu/comm/europeaid/qsm/project_en.htm 

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Prince2 Project Management http://www.ogc.gov.uk/methods_prince_2.asp

    Organisations offering web based management services for Framework projects
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MinAdmin www.minadmin.eu

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GABO:milliarium mbH & Co. KG  http://www.gabo-mi.com

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EFAMT Professional www.efamt.si 

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PRODIGE www.prodige.com

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Vitamib www.vitamib.com 

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Project Coordinator http://www.designtech.se 

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Eurescom (IST projects) http://www.eurescom.de/services/ 

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Armines (not commercialised at the moment) http://www.armines-euromanagement.fr

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BAL.PM  www.bal-pm.com.

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FP6 Financial Manager www.fp6fm.info 

        We are only aware of these web services. We do not have experience with them.

    Commercial Project Management Software
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Microsoft Project www.microsoft.com

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Project Lite www.crest-software.com 

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Worksmart www.worksmart.net 

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Open Workbench www.openworkbench.org 

Chapter 12: Meetings and Reporting in Framework Projects

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Reporting Templates (FP5) www.cordis.lu/growth/src/manage.htm 

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Reporting Templates (FP6) not yet available: Expect on www.cordis.lu/fp6/find-doc.htm

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Draft Agendas for Meetings (Coordinator’s Handbook) www.cordis.lu/growth/src/manage.htm 

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Template for Minutes of Meeting ( Word File )

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The eTIP http://etip.cordis.lu/index.cfm 

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Cordis Technology Market Place www.cordis.lu/marketplace/ 

Dissemination of Information

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EU Research Associations www.hyperion.ie/euassociations.htm

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RTD Info http://europa.eu.int/comm/research/rtdinfo/rtd-adr.html

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Innovation and Technology Transfer http://www.cordis.lu/itt/itt-en/home.html

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Euroabstracts www.cordis.lu/euroabstracts/en/home.html 

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Euro-Info http://europa.eu.int/comm/enterprise/index.htm 

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RTD Publications  http://europa.eu.int/comm/research/pub_rtd.html

bullet Enterprise Europe http://europa.eu.int/comm/enterprise/library/enterprise-europe 

    Annex 1: Framework 5 Key Documents (Project Manager's Handbook)

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Contract Guidelines: http://www.cordis.lu/fp5/management/home.html

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Guidelines for Project Co-ordinators  www.cordis.lu/growth/src/manage.htm  

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Guidelines on Financial Issues www.cordis.lu/fp5/financial-guides.htm

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The Model Contract www.cordis.lu/fp5/mod-cont.htm

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Contract Preparation Forms www.cordis.lu/fp5/cpf.htm

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Technology Implementation Plan   www.cordis.lu/fp5/tip.htm

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Model Consortium Agreements www.ipr-helpdesk.org

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Reporting Format for  R&D Contracts  www.cordis.lu/growth/src/manage.htm

 

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