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How to Negotiate and Administer Framework 7 Grant Agreements

COPENHAGEN

This course is organized in cooperation with 

 EuroCenter, the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation

Date of course: Thursday 22nd March 2012    Course Duration 9:00 am to 3:30 pm

Venue of course:  

Venue will be sent in Booking Confirmation

Booking: To book a place simply send an email to: Anne Maibohm Haridt    amma@fi.dk


Direct phone:
+ 45 7231 8261

Course Fee: This includes tuition, documentation, morning coffee, lunch and afternoon tea. Participants are responsible for their own accommodation.

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400 euro per participant

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3000 DKKR per participant

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Overview of the Course

The aim of this one day course is to train research managers and administrators how to negotiate and administer Framework 7 Grant Agreements. The course is based on the presenters experiences involvement in over 50 EU R&D contracts and his role as coordinator of 15 EU R&D contracts.   

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Course Contents

Module 1: From the Proposal to the Final Payment

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The Phases of a Framework 7 Grant Agreements

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Websites for Research Managers and Administrators

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The Potential Problems in Framework Projects

Module 2: The Consortium

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The Players in Framework Projects

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Roles of the Partners in the Consortium

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Potential Conflicts in a Consortium

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The Consortium Agreement

  Module 3: How to Work with the European Commission

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The Players in Framework Programmes

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Who's Who in the EU?

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The European Commission

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The Project (Scientific) Officer

Module 4: Negotiating the Contract

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Negotiating Framework 7 Grant Agreements

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The Grant Preparation Forms

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Potential Problems during Negotiation

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Calculating the Budget to Work Ratio

  Module 5: Model Grant Agreement

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The Framework 7 Model Grant Agreement

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The Core Grant Agreement

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List of Special Clauses

Module 6: Contractual Deadlines in Framework 7 Projects

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Contractual Deadlines in Framework 7 Grant Agreements

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Deadlines for the  Periodic Reports and Claims

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The Payments (Advance, Interim and Final)

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Deadlines for Deliverables

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Deadlines for Project Reviews

Module 8: Claims in Framework 7

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How to Submit a Claim

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How Claims are processed by the European Commission

Module 9: The Financial Audit

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The Role of the Financial Audit

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The Players in the Financial Audit

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The European Court of Auditors

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How an Audit Operates

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Common issues in Financial Audits

Module 10: Meetings and Reports in Framework Projects

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How Reports are Compiled 

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Meetings in Framework Projects

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The Kick-off meeting

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The Consortium meetings

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The Mid-term Review

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The Final Review

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Plan for Dissemination and Use of Results

  ANNEXES

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ANNEX 1: Key Documents used in Framework 7 (Tables of Content)

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ANNEX 2: Framework 7 Core Grant Agreement

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ANNEX 3: Webpages used in the course

 

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Who Should Attend ?

The course is relevant to Research Managers and Advisors who are responsible for the management and administration of EU R&D contracts. 

Course Presenter:

Dr. Sean McCarthy Hyperion Ltd, Ireland

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For More Information Contact:

Hyperion Ltd.
Main Street, Watergrasshill, Co-Cork, Ireland
Tel: 00 353 21 4889 461
FAX: 00 353 21 4 889 465
Internet: carmel.obrien@hyperion.ie