5. Guidelines Guidelines for applicants FP7 Guide to financial issues (in publication, will be available in March) IPR Guidelines: announced but no deadline Checklist for Consortium Agreements: CA will be obligate Guidelines for frontier research projects (ERC)
10. Model grant agreement - important regulations Art.1: Contractual partners Art.2: Scope of the agreement Art.3: Start date and duration of the project Art.4: Reporting periods, Audits and contractual language Art.5: Maximum financial funding by the Community Art.6: Prefiancing, Payment rules Art.7: Applications of special clauses (for example concerning security research, no access rights for the affiliates) Art.8: Communication rules Art.9: Applicable law and responsible court Art.11: coming into force of the agreement
19. General Conditions Annex II (7) Intellectual Property Rights and regulations for access All partners have the right to access to foreground and background knowledge but only if it is necessary for the implementation of the project and for the use and dissemination of the OWN new knowledge (foreground)
20. Access rights in the grant agreement Free of charge or under usual market conditions Access rights have to be granted when necessary for the use of own foreground knowledge For the use of foreground knowledge Free of charge Free of charge if not agreed differently before Access rights have to be granted when necessary for the implementation of the Project For the implemetation of the project Access rights to foreground knowledge Access rights to background knowledge
22. Consortium Agreement (CA) Content: 1.) Definitions 2.) Purpose 3.) Entry into force, duration and termination 4.) Responsibilities of the parties 5.)Liability towards each other 6.)Governance structure 7.)Financial provisions 8.) Intellectual property rights, ownership and access rights 9.) Dissemination 10.) Non-disclosure of information 11.) Miscellaneous 12.) Signatures Annexes: for example list of know-how, Accession forms etc.
25. Legal Framework - comprehensive overview Rules for participation European Commission Contract (FP6) Grant Agreement (FP7) Rights and obligations of the consortium against the EU Commission Consortium Agreement Rights and obligations between the partners