In the past, the proposal and negotiation submission forms had to be provided to the Commission each time a proposal or negotiate a contract was submitted.
To eliminate these redundant requests for information, you can register your organisation's data in the Unique Registration Facility (URF) which is hosted in the Participant Portal. The portal is an online platform which offers an overall set of services which facilitate FP7 participant interactions with the Research Directorates-General of the European Commission. The Participant Portal is also a secure internet site that ensures privacy and confidentiality.
After the registration of your organisation, you will receive a Participant Identification Code (or PIC) which you will be able to use in all proposals submissions and negotiations. If you think your organisation already has registered in URF, check within the PIC section how to retrieve your organisation's PIC.
An appointed representative of each organisation, called the Legal Entity Appointed Representative (or LEAR) maintains the legal & financial data via the Participant Portal so the organisation’s data is updated in the relevant IT systems.
Please do not forget to visit our 'Frequently Asked Questions' page should you want any additional general information.
Should you have any additional question, please do not hesitate to contact the Research Enquiry Service.
In order to provide you with the most suitable answer to your question, please select on the enquiry form 'Participant Portal/PDM, PIC, LEAR' as subject.
Last updated: 2011-02-23