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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) - FP7 (for still running projects)
When patient data are in use, research on animals, stem cells, and others specified on cordis web pages in section ethical issues…
You use the local and actual salary rates. You can use Lump Sums for International Cooperation Partner Countries (ICPC) ICPC got the option being reimbursed: the basis of eligible costs or may opt for lump sums lump sum contribution is defined per country income group in the „list of ICPC economies“:
Economy contribution (€/researcher/year) low income 8 000 €
lower middle income 9 800 €
upper middle income 20 700 €
upper funding limits have to be applied disadvantage of lump sum payment: it is deemed to cover all costs (see also: Guide to Financial Issues, p. 69 ff)Zapatillas Running Baratas
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The key question is if the cost is a subcontract. If the services in question are a subcontract then the subcontract can not be taken into account when calculating overheads. The classification of the services depends on their character.
Some costs incurred in relation to organisation of the meeting may be considered as subcontracting (e.g. catering services provided by an external company) whereas others (renting the rooms directly in a hotel) would not fall within this category. ln this sense remember that subcontracting is a business transaction by which the subcontractor performs some work for a beneficiary.
Subcontracting costs are direct costs. Whether major or minor costs, they have to be identified by beneficiaries in the financial statement form (Form C, Annex VI to GA). In any case, they should be reported as subcontracting (if you are paying for a service; the difference is that the GA allows that these minor subcontracts do not previously appear in the Description of work of the project, As subcontracts, they are a cost to a beneficiary for a work/service which is performed by a third party and not by the beneficiary, and therefore indirect costs can not be charged by the beneficiary on them; in this cases, the indirect costs are already covered by the price paid by the beneficiary to the subcontractor. The same rules for subcontracting apply to all projects, including CSA.Gifts for Runners
The 375k€ limit applies for each project separately.
In our project we need to follow the progress of patients from different wards, GPs, home nursing organisations. They need to all fill-out a questionnaire and need to have their costs covered for this. Classical sub-contracting. There will be many (up to hundreds) of different organisations. We can't have a contract with them exactly, nor can we write out a call for the sub-contracting. What do we need to watch out for to ensure we follow the EU rules for sub-contracting?
In this case there should be a detailed description of the necessity of these people working in the project under Subcontracting in Annex I GA /DoW – this should be discussed with the PO/FO in detail as well as the costs.Footwear
Yes, of course. You are the owner.
Daily allowances are accepted by the commission if they are part of your normal operating accounting principles (“usual practice”).
For clarity: dissemination includes everything from attending conferences to talk about results of the project to personnel costs for writing scientific papers about the project results to establishing and maintaining the project website. Is this correct?
Dissemination is everything you do to get the results / outcome of the project to the right target group(s)Air Max 90 Ultra 2.0 Essenti
The advice is to include an AB already in the project governance structure of the project at the first stage. It may help to convince the evaluators.
Our centre is a national consortium composed of research groups from different hospitals, universities, etc. If a research group applies for funds as part of the consortium, how do we reflect their belonging to other institutions?
Here it depends if your centre is a legal entity or not. If it is, then the Centre can apply for funding. If not, the hospitals, universities etc. should apply as partners. If the centre is a partner and people doing the research work are not “directly hired” by the centre but have a working contract at a hospital, university which is member of the centre, then the costs of the personnel might only be eligible if the hospital, university is as a “third party linked to the beneficiary” with special clause 10 in the Grant Agreement working in the project.Nike Ambassador IX 9
Can you please tell me what the situation is with reporting in FP7? One of our deliverables should already be completed by Month 5 which has just passed. I have the information for the report. Should this be uploaded and submitted online now or can we wait for the reports of the 1st reporting period, after 18 months?
If you have arranged Month 5 for this deliverable in your Annex 1, this should be uploaded now. Here are some references from the relevant documents:
Guidance notes for reporting: 2.1 During the course of the project, to be submitted:
1. The deliverables identified in Annex I to the Grant Agreement, according to the timetable specified in the Deliverables list.
Guide for Applicants Health Theme: Please note that each deliverable will have to be submitted as a distinct document/report. In order to keep your deliverables manageable, small related deliverables should be grouped as specified parts (equivalent to 'subdeliverables') of a single more substantial deliverable. Progress towards achievement of the full deliverable can then be demonstrated in the periodic reports by reference to the smaller parts. The full deliverable will only be submitted when all parts have been -completed. Ideally this will be at the same date as a periodic report.Jordan Hydro 6 Sandals
My question is in relation to direct and indirect cost in FP7. If we allocate some of the time of the Director of the Research Centre, where do we allocate this cost? As direct costs or personnel costs?
Here it depends if the Director receives a salary or not. If the Director does not receive any salary the Marie Curie rates can possibly be taken. Otherwise there has to be made the distinction if his salary is completely in the overhead costs (indirect costs). If so and he wants to get reimbursed hours in the project, these hours have to be taken out of the indirect costs and booked under the direct costs – only then these costs can be reimbursed under personnel costs. I just add here that a complete time recording for the Director is needed too.Supreme X Air Max 98
Yes, it is forbidden. Only complementary financing is allowed.