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Guidelines on Proposal Evaluation and Selection Procedures:
(other languages available soon)
Guidance notes for evaluators
These documents are call specific and are available from the NMP calls page
Reporting Guidance notes for coordinators
Project Review Guidance Notes
This link gives access to the Project Review Guidance Notes. The document details the project review process as performed at the end of the reporting periods or at mid-term. It aims to provide guidance and "best practice".
Click here to access the Guidance Notes (if you prefer to use the secure protocol, you may click here instead).
This link gives access to the Review Report form, to be completed by the reviewer of the project, and to the Project Quality Indicators (PQI) form, to be completed by Project Officers in the services using these.
Click here to access the tool (if you prefer to use the secure protocol, you may click here instead).
Alternatively, the template can be completed off-line in Word format
- core model contract
- annex II (general conditions)
- annex III (special conditions related to integrated projects)
- annex III (special conditions related to networks of excellence)
(this document is a draft for discussion purposes and does not reflect the official or final position of the Commission. It contents is subject to the outcome of the ongoing legislative process concerning the Framework Programmes and related the Rules of Participation)
Note: This model contract has been prepared taking into account the FP6 thematic priorities. We advise you to refer to the specific NMP calls page
for possible further information on this subject.
will be made available in the near future.
will be made available in the near future.
Brochure about FP6
- FP6 in brief (available in english, french, german and italian)
Other relevant documents
Through its daily news service, CORDIS is closely following the Sixth Framework Programme discussions, reporting on all of the major contributions and events. Use our E-mail Notification Facility to receive regular updates , or browse for FP6 news articles by clicking on the link below.
Sixth Framework Programme related stories.
CORDIS offers access to a number of periodicals related to EU research and innovation.
Additional documents on the European Research Area are published on the
ERA Web Service.
European Industrial Research
European Industrial Research is a quarterly publication that provides a round up of news and views on innovative EU research in the Sixth Framework Programme (FP6), which is mainly carried out under Thematic Priority 3.
The first edition of European Industrial Research focuses on the key role of industrial research in facilitating change in Europe to a knowledge-based society. It examines how it is possible to achieve longer lasting effects in industrial research and the need to establish priorities for the future of Europe. European Industrial Research Issue 1 (July 2003) - PDF (845 kb)
The second issue of European Industrial Research magazine focuses on the role of manufacturing in the EU and signals the need for a clear and long-term vision for the development of an effective Manufacturing Technology Action Plan for Europe. European Industrial Research Issue 2 (October 2003) - PDF (890 kb)
The third issue of the European Industrial Research magazine focuses on support for research in nanosciences and nanotechnologies in the EU. It surveys the past present and future of this crucial area, examines the effects of nanotechnologies and outlines the activities of EuroNanoForum 2003. European Industrial Research Issue 3 (December 2003) - PDF (740 kb)
The fourth issue of European Industrial Research magazine focuses on Europe's need for knowledge-based multifunctional materials. This is one of the most promising areas of industrial research to underpin EU goals of improving global competitiveness and achieving sustainable development. European Industrial Research Issue 4 (August 2004) - PDF (812 kb)
The fifth issue of European Industrial Research magazine focuses on SMEs and their role in industrial research projects. SMEs are both key partners and key beneficiaries of the NMP programme's efforts to support the shift towards more knowledge-based, high-added-value products and production processes. European Industrial Research Issue 5 (March 2005) - PDF (723 kb)
The sixth issue of European Industrial Research magazine surveys the likely shape of industrial research under the forthcoming EU Seventh Research Framework Programme (FP7, 2007-2013). European Industrial Research Issue 6 (September 2005) – PDF (1.1 Mb)
The seventh issue of European Industrial Research magazine examines the long-term, cumulative impacts of EU-funded industrial research over the past 15 years, and explains how these impacts are monitored. European Industrial Research Issue 7 (March 2006) – PDF (1.3 Mb)
The brochure " Nanotechnology: Innovation for tomorrow's world" presenting nanotechnologies to a large public can be now be downloaded in English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Slovenian, Swedish, Arabic, Chinese and in Russian.
A new NMP brochure on Bio-matierals research for Health over the last ten years has just been published