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Frequently Asked Questions about FP7

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Q: Having opted for Cost Model "Full cost with actual direct costs" under the Sixth Framework programme is it possible to choose the option of a flat rate (60 % being a public body) of total direct costs for indirect costs calculation under the Seventh Framework programme?
A: Article II.15 of the FP7 model grant agreement lays down certain requirements that need to be fulfilled in order to be entitled to opt for 60% overheads rate. One of these requirements is "lack of analytical accounting, allowing for identification with certainty the real costs for the project". Your organisation worked under the Full Cost model in FP6 since this cost model was available to entities which were able to identify their real indirect costs of the project, ie those that did not have an analytical accounting system. In this situation it seems that your organisation would not be entitled to opt for the 60% flat rate in FP7.
Category : FP7 (Seventh Framework Programme) , Contracts and legal issues


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