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1 Jornada informativa sobre los proyectos financiados por el ERC dentro del programa Horizonte 2020 Veronica Beneitez Pinero. European Research Council Octubre 2014 European Research Council (ERC)

2 Established by the European Commission Contents 1. H2020 and ERC 2. ERC basics 3. ERC submission of proposals 4. ERC achievements 5. Spain at ERC │ 2

3 Established by the European Commission │ 3 1. H2020 and ERC

4 Established by the European Commission H2020 and the ERC Main Characteristics  HORIZON 2020: Current EU Research and Innovation programme, with nearly €80 billion of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020).  The HORIZON 2020 main components (3 pillars):  A. Excellent Science  World class science is foundation of technologies, jobs, well-being  Europe needs to develop, attract, retain research talent  Researchers need access to the best infrastructures  B. Industrial leadership  C. Societal challenges │ 4

5 Established by the European Commission C. Tackling Societal Challenges Health, demographic change and wellbeing; Food security, sustainable agriculture, marine and maritime research, and the bio-economy; Secure, clean and efficient energy; Smart, green and integrated transport; Inclusive, innovative and secure societies; Climate action, resource efficiency and raw materials. │ 5 H2020 and the ERC Funding opportunities in Horizon 2020 A. Excellent Science European Research Council - Support of the most talented and creative individual researchers  (ERC budget proposal : € 13 billion*) Collaborative research for Future and Emerging Technologies Training and career development through Marie Curie Actions Research Infrastructures B. Industrial leadership Key Enable Technologies (Nanotechnologies, Advanced Materials, Biotechnology, etc) Access to risk finance Innovation in SMEs

6 Established by the European Commission H2020 and the ERC  REMINDER:  A. Excellent Science:  European Research Council (budget under H2020: € 13.1 billion)  Future and Emerging Technologies  Marie Sklodoswka Curie Actions  Research Infrastructures │ 6

7 Established by the European Commission H2020 and the ERC Researchers career development and complementary EU funding schemes- Possible path for individuals Post-docs Senior Professor Students Post Graduates Junior Professor/ Junior Researcher Associated Professor Full Professor Erasmus Marie Curie ERC Advanced ERC Starters ERC Consolidators │ 7

8 Established by the European Commission H2020 and the ERC Budget Horizon 2020 Co-operation (65 %) Ideas (15 %) People (9 %) Capacities (8 %) JRC non- nuclear (3 %) FP7 budget € 50.5 billion ERC budget € 7.5 billion H2020 budget € 77 billion ERC budget € 13.1 billion │ 8

9 Established by the European Commission │ 9 H2020 and the ERC 2014 – 2020 budget

10 Established by the European Commission  Strengthening the Scientific Governance of the European Research Council:  Strengthening the links between the Scientific Council and ERC exec. agency  Merging positions of President of ERC and Secretary General  Full-time President based in Brussels  3 Vice-Chairs elected from amongst the Scientific Council members  Essential features maintained:  Same schemes, same principles, same selection procedures/criteria  Independent Scientific Council with full authority over funding strategy  Executive Agency with autonomous operation  Increased budget (13.1 Bio € in current prices for ):  More opportunities than ever for top research talents H2020 and the ERC Changes and continuity in ERC

11 Established by the European Commission │ ERC basics

12 Established by the European Commission ERC basics What is ERC? │ 12  An autonomous funding body set up by the EU in 2007 and led by scientists.  Funding excellent researchers of any nationality, to carry out frontier research in EU countries or Associated Countries, via annual competitions.  In all fields of science and humanities, without thematic priorities. Bottom-up approach.  1 researcher (no pre-established networks), 1 Host Institution, 1 project, 1 selection criterion (EXCELENCE).  Substantial grants (2.0 Mio Euro-3.5 Mio E) and a recognised label of excellence.  International, top level peer-review process.

13 Established by the European Commission The European Commission Provides financing through the EU framework programmes Guarantees autonomy of the ERC Assures the integrity and accountability of the ERC Adopts annual work programmes as established by the Scientific Council The ERC Executive Agency Executes annual work programme as established by the Scientific Council Implements calls for proposals and provides information and support to applicants Organises peer review evaluation Establishes and manages grant agreements Administers scientific and financial aspects and follow-up of grant agreements Carries out communications activities and ensures information dissemination to ERC stakeholders The ERC Scientific Council 22 prominent researchers proposed by an independent identification committee Appointed by the Commission (4 years, renewable once) Establishes overall scientific strategy; annual work programmes (incl. calls for proposals, evaluation criteria); peer review methodology; selection and accreditation of experts Controls quality of operations and management Ensures communication with the scientific community ERC basics ERC structure

14 Established by the European Commission │ 14 ERC basics ERC Scientific Council Members (22) Prof. Klaus BOCK (Chemistry) Prof. Jean-Pierre BOURGUIGNON (Mathematics), ERC President Prof. Nicholas CANNY (History) Prof. Sierd A.P.L. CLOETINGH (Earth Sciences) Prof. Tomasz DIETL (Physics) Prof. Daniel DOLEV (Computer Sciences) Prof. Athene DONALD (Biological Physics) Dr. Barbara ENSOLI (Medicine) Prof. Pavel EXNER (Applied Mathematics & Mathematical Physics), ERC Vice-President Prof. Reinhard GENZEL(Astrophysics) Prof. Carl-Henrik HELDIN (Molecular Cell Biology), ERC Vice-President Prof. Timothy HUNT (Biology) Prof. Matthias KLEINER (Engineering) Prof. Eva KONDOROSI (Biology) Prof. Mart SAARMA (Biology) Prof. Nuria SEBASTIAN GALLES (Psychology), ERC Vice-President Prof. Nils Christian STENSETH (Ecology & Evolution) Prof. Martin STOKHOF (Philosophy) Prof. Anna TRAMONTANO (Biochemistry) Prof. Isabelle VERNOS (Molecular and Cell Biology) Prof. Reinhilde VEUGELERS (Economics) Prof. Michel WIEVIORKA (Sociology)

15 Established by the European Commission │ 15 ERCEA Organigramme

16 Established by the European Commission Starting Grants starters (2-7 years after PhD) up to € 2.0 Mio for 5 years Advanced Grants track-record of significant research achievements in the last 10 years up to € 3.5 Mio for 5 years Synergy Grants (!!) 2 – 4 Principal Investigators up to € 15.0 Mio for 6 years Proof of Concept bridging gap between research - earliest stage of marketable innovation up to €150,000 for ERC grant holders Consolidator Grants consolidators (7-12 years after PhD) up to € 2.75 Mio for 5 years │ 16 ERC basics ERC funding schemes No Synergy Call is foreseen for Depending on the analysis of the pilot phase of the ERC Synergy Grant, there may be a Synergy Grant call for 2015.

17 Established by the European Commission │ 17  The Researcher (PI : Principal Investigator)  ERC funds individual scientists  Any nationality, age or current place of work in the world  Make Europe more attractive for global scientific talent- Favor "brain gain" and reverse "brain drain"  Starting, consolidator or advanced grant (depending on work experience and scientific achievements)  Exceptional profile  Research team (to be created)  The PI can choose national or trans-national team members if scientific added value proven  The grant covers the salary of team members ERC basics Substantial grants to the very best

18 Established by the European Commission │ 18 ERC basics Substantial grants to fund frontier research  Frontier research project  All fields of fundamental research: Physical Sciences & Engineering, Life Sciences, Social Sciences & Humanities  Bottom-up: no predetermined subjects, no priorities  High risk/high gain. Curiosity-driven research  5 years projects  No consortia  Host Institution (HI) in EU countries or AC  The one where the researcher already works, or any other institution established in the EU or associated countries  Grants are portable (= the PI can change Host Institution)  Universities, research centres; public or private

19 Established by the European Commission  Goal of the evaluation: select the best frontier research proposals  Only evaluation criteria: EXCELLENCE ("Olympic games")  Method: peer review  Structure: 25 panels distributed in 3 scientific domains (10 Physical Sciences, 9 Life sciences and 6 Social Sciences and Humanities)  Each panel consists of 1 panel chair and panel members │ 19 Peers Review procedure What makes ERC evaluation exceptional? ERC basics Evaluation of proposals: main features

20 Established by the European Commission Social Sciences and Humanities  SH1 Markets, Individuals and Institutions  SH2 The Social World, Diversity, Institutions and Values  SH3 Environment,space and population  SH4 The Human Mind and its complexity  SH5 Cultures & cultural production  SH6 The study of the human past Physical Sciences & Engineering  PE1 Mathematics  PE2 Fundamental constituents of matter  PE3 Condensed matter physics  PE4 Physical & Analytical Chemical sciences  PE5 Materials & Synthesis  PE6 Computer science & informatics  PE7 Systems & communication engineering  PE8 Products & process engineering  PE9 Universe sciences  PE10 Earth system science Life Sciences  LS1 Molecular & Structural Biology & Biochemistry  LS2 Genetics, Genomics, Bioinformatics & Systems Biology  LS3 Cellular and Developmental Biology  LS4 Physiology, Pathophysiology & Endocrinology  LS5 Neurosciences & neural disorders  LS6 Immunity & infection  LS7 Diagnostic tools, therapies & public health  LS8 Evolutionary, population & environmental biology  LS9 Applied life sciences & biotechnology │ 20 ERC basics Evaluation of proposals: panel structure

21 Established by the European Commission │ 21  Panel members: typically 375 / call  High-level scientists  Recruited by ScC from all over the world: ~14% from outside Europe  About members plus a chair person  Referees: typically 2000 / call  Evaluate only a small number of proposals  Similar to normal practice in peer- reviewed journals EU and Associated Countries (86%) US (7%) Other (7%) ERC basics Evaluation of proposals: peers

22 Established by the European Commission Remote assessment by Panel members of section 1 – PI and synopsis Panel meeting Proposals retained for step 2 STEP 1 Remote assessment by Panel members and reviewers of full proposals Panel meeting + interview (StG and CoG) Ranked list of proposals STEP 2 Feedback to applicants Right balance between generalist + specialized review Appropriate treatment of interdisciplinary proposals ERC basics Evaluation of proposals: review procedure │ 22

23 Established by the European Commission ERC basics Submission of Proposals: Panel meeting – Step 1 Scoring End of Step 1: AProposal is of sufficient quality to pass to Step 2 of the evaluation. BProposal is of high quality but not sufficient to pass to Step 2 of the evaluation. The applicant may also be subject to resubmission limitations in the next call(s). CProposal is not of sufficient quality to pass to Step 2 of the evaluation. The applicant may also be subject to resubmission limitations in the next call(s). │ 23

24 Established by the European Commission ERC basics Submission of Proposals: Panel meeting - Step 2 scoring End of Step 2: AProposal fully meets the ERC's excellence criterion and is recommended for funding if sufficient funds are available. BProposal meets some but not all elements of the ERC's excellence criterion and will not be funded. The applicant may also be subject to resubmission limitations in the next call(s). │ 24

25 Established by the European Commission ERC basics Resubmission restrictions │ 25 Increasing number applications causes low success rates and high panel workload Currently 2013 applicants who received "C" at step 1 cannot resubmit in For 2014 applicants tighter resubmission rules have been implemented: Those who receive B (Step 1 or Step 2) have to wait out one year (next submission: 2016 call!!) Those who receive a C will have to wait out two years (next submission: 2017 call!!)

26 Established by the European Commission ERC basics Feedback to applicant Evaluation Report includes:  Score (A, B or C)  "Ranking Range" in percentile for panel  Individual Reports of all experts (3-8)  Panel Comment Note: Some countries run complementary funding schemes for A or B proposals…! │ 26

27 Established by the European Commission │ Submission of Proposals

28 Established by the European Commission Starting Grants starters (2-7 years after PhD) up to € 2.0 Mio for 5 years Advanced Grants track-record of significant research achievements in the last 10 years up to € 3.5 Mio for 5 years Proof of Concept bridging gap between research - earliest stage of marketable innovation up to €150,000 for ERC grant holders Consolidator Grants consolidators (7-12 years after PhD) up to € 2.75 Mio for 5 years │ 28 Submission of Proposals Reminder: ERC funding schemes I n v a ti o n i n S M E s

29 Established by the European Commission │ 29  Publication date of first calls : October, 2014  Three ERC frontier research grants will be available under Work Programme 2014: Starting; Consolidator; and Advanced Grants  The Scientific Council will analyse the pilot phase of the ERC Synergy Grant (calls were made under Work Programmes 2012 and 2013) before deciding on the scope and timing of future calls. No SyG call under Work Programme 2015  Extension of restrictions on applications will apply to the 2015 calls based on the outcome of the evaluation of the 2014 calls  Overhead: 25%  Indicative budget for 2016 to help the research community to plan applications Submission of Proposals: Work program 2015, summary of main features

30 Established by the European Commission │ 30 ERC callsBudgetCall Publication Submission Deadline(s) Starting Grants ERC-2015-StG 485 M€7 October February 2015 Consolidator Grants ERC-2015-CoG 713 M€13 November March 2015 Advanced Grants ERC-2015-AdG 450 M€10 February June 2015 Proof of Concept ERC-2015-PoC 15 M€7 November February May October 2015 Submission of Proposals Work program 2015 calendar

31 Established by the European Commission │ 31 Submission of Proposals ERC Starting and Consolidator Grants. The applicant’s profile Potential for research independence Evidence of scientific maturity At least one (StG) /several (CoG) publications without participation of PhD supervisor Promising track-record of early achievements Significant publications Invited presentations in conferences Funding, patents, awards, prizes “Am I COMPETITIVE enough?”

32 Established by the European Commission │ 32 Submission of Proposals ERC Advanced Grants. The applicant’s profile  Track-record of significant research achievements in the last 10 years  Exceptional leaders and mentors  10 publications as senior author in major scientific journals  5 granted patents  10 invited presentations at international conferences  3 international conferences where Principal Investigator was an organiser  International prizes/awards

33 Established by the European Commission │ 33 Submission of proposals ERC Evaluation process ERC Evaluation process Single submission, but a 2-step evaluation ► one deadline per Call ► to a targeted panel (careful selection of keywords) ► electronically only – via Participant Portal ► proposals have two parts: Part A: administrative forms Part B: scientific proposal itself (part B1 and B2) Complete information: Guides for Applicants downloadable form the ERC's website and from the Participant Portal

34 Established by the European Commission Evaluation of excellence at two levels: Excellence of the Research Project Ground breaking nature Important challenge? Substantially beyond the current state of art? High-gain/high-risk balance Potential impact Possibility of a major break-through? Scientific Approach Feasibility, novel concepts/methodology Excellence of the Principal Investigator Intellectual capacity:Track-record, capacity to go significantly beyond the state of the art, evidence of creative independent thinking Creativity Commitment : Willing to devote a significant part of PI's working time (minimum of 50% for Starting, minimum of 40% for Consolidator Grant, minimum of 30% for Advanced Grant) Referees and panels evaluate and score each criterion, which results in a ranking of the proposals. Submission of Proposals What is evaluated? Excellence is the sole evaluation criterion

35 Established by the European Commission │ 35 Evaluation Questions - Project Submission of Proposals Evaluation Questions - Project

36 Established by the European Commission │ 36 Evaluation Questions - PI Submission of Proposals Evaluation Questions - PI

37 Established by the European Commission │ 37 Research proposal (Part B1) a – Extended synopsis 5p b – Curriculum vitae (with funding ID) 2p c – Track-record 2p Submission of proposals Proposal structure Administrative forms (Part A) 1 – General information 2 – Administrative data of participating organisations 3 – Budget 4 – Ethics 5 – Call specific questions Research proposal (Part B2) not evaluated in Step 1 Scientific proposal 15p a – State-of-the-art and objectives b – Methodology c – Resources Annexes Commitment of the host institution for ERC Calls 2014, etc

38 Established by the European Commission Submission of Proposals Differences in Part B1 and Part B2 Reminder:  In Step 1: Panel members (generalists and with multidisciplinary approaches) see only Part B1 of your proposal: Prepare it accordingly!  In Step 2: Both Part B1 and B2 are also send to specialists around the world (specialized external referees) │ 38

39 Established by the European Commission Applicants can nominate up to three persons to be excluded from the evaluation of their proposal, specifying : o Name o Institution, City, Country o Webpage The concerned persons will be excluded from the evaluation of the proposal assuming that the ERCEA is still in a position to evaluate the proposal properly. Reviewer Exclusion │ 39

40 Established by the European Commission Eligibility window can be EXTENDED in StG & CoG for up to 4.5 years for following cases: Maternity leave: 1.5 years per child before or after deadline Paternity leave: for whatever documented paternity leave that has been taken before or after deadline National service, long-term illness, clinical training: whatever documented time after deadline Submission of Proposals: Some interesting aspects: Possibility of eligibility extensions

41 Established by the European Commission │ 41 Up to three persons No reason has to be given Any independent expert, including panel chair, panel members The concerned persons will be excluded from the evaluation of the proposal assuming that the ERCEA is still in a position to evaluate the proposal properly Submission of Proposals Some interesting aspects: Possibility to exclude panelists/ reviewers

42 Established by the European Commission Most common ineligibility reasons Submission after the deadline. Incomplete proposals. No commitment letter from the HI. PhD award date outside the window. Multiple-submission (only one application per PI under the same WP). Eligibility │ 42

43 Established by the European Commission Preparing an application Hints and tips ( Generalities) Register early, get familiar with the system and templates and start filling in the forms A submitted proposal can be revised until the call deadline by submitting a new version and overwriting the previous one Follow the formatting rules and page limits. Download and proof-read the proposal before submitting. │ 43

44 Established by the European Commission Hints and tips ( Part B 1) Preparing an application Hints and tips ( Part B 1) Pay particular attention to the ground-breaking nature of the research project – no incremental research!. Think big! State- of-the-art is not enough. Know your competitors – what is the state of play and why is your idea and scientific approach outstanding? Remember that only the extended Synopsis is read at Step 1 that gives first impression – concise and clear presentation is crucial (evaluators are not necessarily all experts in the fields!) Also in Part B1 outline of the methodological approach (feasibility!) Show your scientific independence in you CV Avoid any suspicion of plagiarism!

45 Established by the European Commission Hints and tips (Part B 2) Preparing an application Hints and tips (Part B 2) Do not waste the second part (Part B2) – provide sufficient detail on methodology, work plan, selection of case studies etc. (15 pages) Check coherency of figures, justify requested resources Explain involvement of team members. Provide alternative strategies to mitigate risk.

46 Established by the European Commission Hints and tips (Generalities) Preparing an application Hints and tips (Generalities) Register early, get familiar with the system and templates and start filling in the forms Submit often: only the latest version is kept and you can overwrite it any time until the call deadline Make use of the help tools and call documents (FAQ, GfA, WP) to prepare your proposal Talk to the NCPs and OPEs

47 Established by the European Commission Read the Guide for Applicants and the Ideas Work Programme. Any doubts about your eligibility or any other questions, contact one of the NCPs or the ERCEA. subscribe to the ERC newsletter updated-erc │ 47 Preparing an application Guidelines and other Resources

48 Established by the European Commission │ 48 Preparing an application Check the already Funded Projects Menu allows searching by Funding Scheme, Call Year and Country of Host Institution.

49 Established by the European Commission │ 49 Submission of Proposals Check the statistics Menu allows searching by Funding Scheme, Domain/Panel and Grantees by Country of Host Institution.

50 Established by the European Commission │ ERC achievements

51 Established by the European Commission ERC achievements Time line Appointment of 22 Scientific Council Members Adoption of FP7 and IDEAS Programme Launch of ERC & 1 st StG call 1 st AdG call 2 nd StG and AdG calls 3 rd StG and AdG calls 4 th StG, AdG calls & 1 st PoC call th StG, AdG calls 2 nd PoC call & 1 st SyG call │ 51 6 th StG, AdG calls 3 nd PoC call 2 st SyG call & 1 st CoG call 2013 H2020

52 Established by the European Commission │ 52 ERC achievements Rising applications

53 Established by the European Commission │ 53 ERC Calls

54 Established by the European Commission │ 54  Highly recognised by the research community  top researchers funded (65% are at an early-career stage); 64 nationalities represented  Highly competitive (average success rate 12%)  Working in almost 600 different institutions in 29 countries  50% of grantees in 50 institutions : “Excellence attracts excellence”  Benchmarking effect: impact on national programmes and agencies; national funding for best "runners-up"  Efficient and fast grant management ERC achievements After 7 years of existence…

55 Established by the European Commission │ 55 ERC achievements Grants per country of host institution ERC Starting, Consolidator, Advanced Grant calls Current Host Institutions

56 Established by the European Commission Top European Institutions hosting at least 30 ERC Grantees by funding Schemes StG/CoG AdG First legal signatories of the grant agreement Data as of 16/12/2013 │ 56

57 Established by the European Commission │ 57 ERC achievements ERC grantees with ERA nationality* *) nationality as last declared by the principal investigator

58 Established by the European Commission │ 58 ERC achievements ERC grantees with a non-ERA nationality* ERC Starting and Consolidator Grant calls *) nationality as last declared by the principal investigator TOTAL number of grantees with non-ERA nationality : 207 StG/CoG and 101 AdG Data as of 16/12/2013

59 Established by the European Commission │ 59 ERC achievements Developing a new generation of excellent scientists 2/3 of staff are people in the training phase of their career Analysis of 995 ERC projects

60 Established by the European Commission │ 60 ERC achievements Attracting excellent researchers Composition of ERC teams (PIs not included) Analysis of 995 Starting and Advanced Grants 53% of non-ERA team members ''attracted'' to Europe with the ERC grant (10% of all team members) Most non-ERA from China, US, India, and Russia EU: 67% Assoc. Countries: 12% non-ERA: 18% unknown: 3%

61 Established by the European Commission │ 61 * Thomson Reuters, WoS, End of 2012 Already over papers acknowledging ERC support published in international, peer reviewed journals. ERC achievements Publication from ERC funded projects

62 Established by the European Commission Jean-Marie Lehn ERC Grantee AdG 2011 │ 62 Stanislav Smirnov AdG 2008 Simon DonaldsonAdG 2009 Elon LindenstraussAdG 2010 Other Prizes awarded to ERC grantees EMBO GOLD MEDAL 2011 – Simon BOULTON - AdG 2010 FEBS|EMBO WOMEN IN SCIENCE Carol ROBINSON - AdG 2010 EMBO GOLD MEDAL 2010 – Jason W CHIN - StG 2007 THE SHAW PRIZE IN MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES Christodoulou Demetrios - AdG 2009 CRAFOORD PRIZE 2011 and EUROPEAN LATSIS PRIZE 2010 – Ilkka Hanski - AdG 2008 L'ORÉAL-UNESCO AWARD FOR WOMEN IN SCIENCE Anne L'Huillier - AdG 2008 WOLF PRIZE 2010 – Anton ZEILINGER, David BAULCOMBE - AdG 2008, Alain ASPECT - AdG 2010 MILLENIUM AWARD 2010 – Michael GRATZEL - AdG Prizes awarded to ERC grantees EMBO GOLD MEDAL 2012 Jiri FRIML - StG 2011 BALZAN PRIZE 2012 David BAULCOMBE - AdG 2008 EUROPEAN LATSIS PRIZE 2012 Uffe HAAGERUP - AdG 2009 KELVIN PRIZE 2012 Colin McINNES - AdG 2008 LEIBNIZ PRIZE 2012 Michael BRECHT - AdG 2008 & Joerg WRACHTRUP - AdG 2010 James Heckman ERC Grantee AdG 2010 Theodor Hansch ERC Grantee AdG 2010 Christoforos Pissarides ERC Grantee AdG 2012 Andre Geim ERC Grantee AdG Wolf Prize awarded to Peter Zoller - SyG Holberg Prize awarded to Bruno Latour - AdG Crafoord Prize awarded to Lars Klareskog - AdG 2009 Ada Yonath ERC Grantee AdG 2012 Konstantin Novoselov Nobel 2010 ERC Grantee StG 2007 Serge Haroche Nobel 2012 ERC Grantee AdG 2009 ERC achievements Highly distinguished grantees ERC Grantee SyG 2012

63 Established by the European Commission │ 63 More than 5 years of excellent IDEAS Events around the world - ERC goes global campaign Wide media coverage (both specialised & general press) User-friendly website and social media accounts NCPs AV products Quarterly e-newsletter Specific brochures & more ERC achievements A success story for European research

64 Established by the European Commission │ 64 "Summer Davos" in China AAAS, USA Global Research Council meetings ERC achievements ERC around the world

65 Established by the European Commission │ Spain at ERC

66 Established by the European Commission Spain at ERC Evaluated proposals from hosts in Spain │ 66 Ineligible and withdrawn proposals not taken into account

67 Established by the European Commission * │ 67 Spain at ERC Granted proposals at host institutions in Spain * current host institutions; data as of 11/02/2014

68 Established by the European Commission │ 68 Spain at ERC Success rates per country of Host Institution

69 Established by the European Commission Spain at ERC Success rates per domain

70 Established by the European Commission │ 70 Spain at ERC ERC grant distribution to countries of HI ERC StG, CoG and AdG calls *) Host institution refers to the organisation with which the first grant agreement was signed

71 Established by the European Commission │ 71 Spain at ERC Mobility of researchers ERC StG, CoG and AdG calls Current host institutions; data as of 11/02/ foreign PIs in Spain 45 Spanish PIs abroad 176 Spanish PIs in the country 61 foreign PIs in Spain from 21 different nationalities, mainly IT (16), DE (10), UK (5), NL (4), US (4) 45 Spanish PIs abroad, mainly in UK (17), CH (7), FR (7), DE (6)

72 Established by the European Commission │ 72 Spain at ERC Host institutions in Spain ERC StG, CoG and AdG calls Current host institutions; data as of 11/02/2014

73 Established by the European Commission │ 73 Spain at ERC PoC grants by country of host institution ERC PoC calls 2011, 2012 and Current host institutions; data as of 11/02/2014

74 Established by the European Commission │ 74 Spain at ERC Synergy Grant Calls 2012 and 2013

75 Established by the European Commission 1) Video clip entitled “Miradas cruzadas sobre el ERC” and is https://vimeo.com/ https://vimeo.com/ ) Two short video clips produced by two ERC grantees on their respective research, whom we also featured in the general clip above. PRESBYOPIA NANOFORCELLS │ 75 The European Research Council Audiovisual Materials-Spain

76 Established by the European Commission - More information on - To subscribe to the ERC newsletter - National Contact Point in your country and OPE in UZ Follow us on: │ 76 EuropeanResearchCouncil ERC_Research The European Research Council

77 Established by the European Commission │ ERC PI engagement

78 Established by the European Commission │ 78 Agenda Central role of the Principal Investigator in ERC GA I.Introduction II.Legal basis III.Contractual specificities IV.Rights & Obligations V.ERC services focused on PIs

79 Established by the European Commission │ 79 PI central role I. Introduction Principal Investigator central role CANNOT REPLACE PI WITHOUT PI NO ERC GA Expertise/Knowledge Scientific leadership Strengthening ERA Proposal/Project

80 Established by the European Commission │ 80 PI central role II. Legal basis  Grant Agreement – PI named, but not signatory  Annex II – General conditions II.2 & II.3  Supplementary agreement  Work Programmes – Commitments on project and in EU  Completed by national legislation & HI practice

81 Established by the European Commission │ 81 PI central role III. Contractual specificities Grant agreement Supplementary Agreement Evaluation & Award Scientific Reporting & Commitment

82 Established by the European Commission │ 82 PI Rights and Obligations  Scientific Autonomy  Access rights to background and foreground  Adequate working conditions  Independent publications  Portability  Scientific Responsibility  Confidentiality & IPR  Time Commitment & in EU  Dissemination  Inform HI about changes RIGHTSOBLIGATIONS

83 Established by the European Commission │ 83 PI central role IV. Rights (i) – Scientific Autonomy  Access to facilities required for the project  Infrastructures  Equipment  Attn: Possible restrictions due to: National legislations HI usual practices  Autonomy in the selection and management of the team  Control on the budget

84 Established by the European Commission │ 84 PI central role IV. Rights (ii) – IPR Access Rights HI has to provide the PI and his/her team with:  Free access to background information owned by the institution before the project started and necessary for its implementation  Free access to the foreground results generated by the project & necessary for its achievement even after the transfer of the GA

85 Established by the European Commission │ 85 PI central role IV. Rights (iii) – Working conditions/labour law HI has to provide the PI with: Standards fixed by national legislations & HI practices  Health and safety environment to work (accoring to European and international standards)  Proper/ legal social security schemes:  Leaves (annual, sickness, parental)  Pensions

86 Established by the European Commission │ 86 PI central role IV. Rights (iv) – Independent Publications Authority to deliver scientific reports to the Agency Authority to publish as senior author Authority to invite as co-authors only those who have contributed substantially to the reported work

87 Established by the European Commission │ 87  Reasons:  Better professional conditions  Better research conditions  Problems with HI  Others PI central role IV. Rights (v) – Portability HI cannot object unless for legal obstacles Transfer of GA, PF, unused budget (staff & equipment) PRIOR AGREEMENT FROM ERC (eligibility criteria, EWS, non-detrimental to the project)

88 Established by the European Commission │ 88  Effective supervison of the project: PI central role IV. Obligations (i) – Scientific Responsibility  Scientific Reporting:  Project to be implemented as indicated in the Annex I  Staff under direct supervision of the PI  Management of all resources necessary for the project  ERC grants have only two scientific reporting periods  This should : (i) Be submitted in due time  (ii) Demonstrate substantial progress (Annex I) Failure to meet these obligations can lead to termination – AT THE END

89 Established by the European Commission │ 89 PI central role IV. Obligations (ii) – Confidentiality & IPR PI must preserve the confidentiality of any data, documents or other material that is identified as confidential This obligation no longer applies when: information is made public by means other than a breach of confidentiality information is communicated to the recipient without any obligation of confidence by a third party who is in lawful possession disclosure of the confidential information is foreseen by (national) law or by other provisions of this grant agreement or the supplementary agreement; PI must respect beneficiary's IPRS during and after the project

90 Established by the European Commission │ 90  StG & CoG -at least 50% of their total working time to the ERC-funded project -at least 50% of their total working time in EU/AC  AdG & SyG -at least 30% of their total working time to the ERC-funded project -at least 50% of their total working time in EU/AC PI central role IV. Obligations (iii) – Time Commitment & in EU Synergy – PIs core time together Calculation on the whole duration of the project Higher thresholds can be imposed at the evaluation stage or later in the implementation by the Agency

91 Established by the European Commission │ 91  Wide access through efficient dissemination of research results are key to further scientific progress. PI central role IV. Obligations (iv) – Dissemination  Open Access (best efforts)  ERC financial support shall always be acknowledged  Results of the research shall be disseminated as swiftly as possible by the beneficiary, in line with the rule for IPR protection (Art. II. 30 General Conditions)

92 Established by the European Commission │ 92 PI central role IV. Obligations (v) – Inform HI about changes Obligation to inform HI & ERC about:  Any substantial change in methodology/objectives  Any event jeopardising or affecting substantially the project  Substantial financial reorganisation  Transfer of the project to a new Host Institution Timing is important Risk of ineligible costs Risk of termination

93 Established by the European Commission  Daily support (procedures, communication, and dissemination)  PI helpdesk  Simplified & pre-filled templates  Scientific reporting  Financial reporting  Amendment request  FAQs  Outreach events for Principal Investigators │ 93 PI central role V. ERC services focused on PIs

94 Established by the European Commission  Grant Management mailbox:  Amendment mailbox:  PI helpdesk mailbox: │ 94 Useful links

95 Thank you for your attention!


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