Part One - Overview



What is meant by partnering?
How is Framework Programme Six different?
What are the responsibilities of a partner?
What are the major risks?
How do you set up an effective consortium?


Finding Partners

Managing expectations

Making the commitment

Getting started


Final checklist

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What are the responsibilities of a partner?

Giving others access to existing IPR

Being prepared to share the results of the project

Complying with the requirements of the EC contract

Dealing with the EC and its officials has often been frustrating as well as time-consuming, but for the new FP6 instruments a simplified management and reporting structure has been put in place. The primary concept underpinning the new types of contract is the notion of ‘collective responsibility’ which means, in essence, that if you are meeting your obligations to your partners then you are almost certainly meeting the requirements of the Commission. Ensure before you start, however, that your organisation understands and is content to meet its legal obligations.

Fulfilling the role assigned to you