Framework 7 Grant Course
 

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How to Negotiate and Administer Framework 7 Grant Agreements

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The aim of this half-day  course is to train research managers and administrators how to negotiate and administer Framework 7 Grant Agreements. The course is based on presenters experiences in over 50 Framework projects.

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 Grant Agreement

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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

  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