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20 Feb.2020

FCH2 JU Call 2020 - Evaluation experts

The FCH2 JU is continuously looking for experts to evaluate the project proposals in different application areas, including technical and management aspects of projects from basic research to industrial scale demonstrations.

 

Experts are chosen from the Commission central database to evaluate project proposals in annual calls for proposals, according to the relevancy of their experience to the specific call topics. Naturally, conflicts of interest with the participants in the specific proposals being evaluated must also be ruled out, meaning that an expert can be selected only if him/her and his/her organisation are not applying a proposal for the related call.

 

To register as an expert for this current FCH2 JU call 2020

1) Expert should register his/her details in the expert database online in the European Commission Opportunities and Tender Portal (Experts module):

https://ec.europa.eu/info/funding-tenders/opportunities/portal/screen/work-as-an-expert

2) Send an email to lionel.boillot@fch.europa.eu and generic mail-box (back-up)

fch-projects@fch.europa.eu informing us that he/she has registered as an expert and providing the ‘expert registration number’ (so we will be able to find the expert in the database which contains hundreds of thousands of experts), including of course his/her interest to act as an evaluator for the current call. This second step is crucially important to increase the chance of an expert to be faster identified and, if meeting the requirements, selected by the FCH JU.

 

We would appreciate if the experts will register and inform us no later than 1st of March 2020.

 

Working as an Expert in the 2020 and next calls

 

The FCH2 JU call for proposals 2020 is published since the 14/01/2020: here

 

The indicative planning of the evaluation for this call is the following:

· Remote phase: 4 May – 7 June 2020

· Central evaluation in Brussels (consensus meeting) and panel meeting: 8 – 12 June 2020

 

Once we will be notified and after checking the expert profile to see if it fits with the necessary expertise for the topics of the current call, we will contact him/her for the availability (according to the different steps of the evaluation process schedule/planning above).

Then we will follow bilaterally and eventually contract the expert after agreement on all necessary details. Selected experts will sign a contract with the FCH2 JU, including confidentiality and absence of conflict of interest declaration. Moreover, their work and related travel to attend evaluation sessions in Brussels will be reimbursed. The evaluation process requires a remote/distant evaluation, consisting of an individual assessment written on the assigned projects as well as participating in consensus/panel meetings taking place in Brussels during 3-5 days to agree on the final marking and report within the panel of 2-3 other experts, depending on the type of project.

 

On the validity of your registration: once the expert is registered, his/her profile stays in the database for the entire H2020 and for all programmes there. There is no need to register for a specific call. The IT people in charge of the database will contact all the experts from time to time and require them to update their profile.