What are the major risks?
Risk of conflict
Losing the support of the Commission
Trust is not only important for the cohesion of the consortium, but also for the relationship between the consortium and the funding agency. In fairness, it is hard to lose the trust of the Commissionís management staff without reason. Transparency and good communication are again fundamental. As long as the quality of work is up to expectations you are unlikely to face major problems in arguing for a necessary change in the direction of the work. This will be particularly true under the more relaxed management regime of FP6, which offers greater autonomy to consortia.
Risk of failure