Any formal step in proposal preparation (as well as any other step related to a research project under Horizon 2020) is to be saved in the Participant Portal.
Registration procedures to gain access are explained in great detail in the Horizon 2020 Online Manual. All organizations that are planning to participate in Research Framework Programmes need a Participant Identification Code - PIC; as the unique identifier of your organization and as a reference by the Commission in any interactions.
When working with European research projects, your organization must nominate the:
- Legal Entity Appointed Representative - LEAR, who will function as your primary contact when engaging with the European Commission and who will be responsible for updating information relating to your organization on the Participant Portal;
- Participant Contacts - PaCos (for each project), who will provide additional information on your organization and insert budget figures.
What is the procedure after the submission of the proposal
After the deadline of the call, all proposals are evaluated within approximately five months by an independent panel nominated by the European Commission. The decision to fund a project is communicated to the project coordinator by the European Commission.