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Q: What are the role and tasks of the LEAR ?
A: Rights • (i) The LEAR has the right to consult and request the update of the legal and financial information of his legal/entity through a secure Internet site that ensures adequate authentication and confidentiality mechanisms. • (ii) The Research DGs commit to the LEAR to treat all personal data provided by the LEAR in accordance with applicable law and regulations on protection of personal data. • (iii) The LEAR will have online access to the status of validation by the RDGs of the legal and financial data of the legal entity he/she presents. • (iv) The LEAR will be informed of or given access to all uses that are made of his legal entity's PIC, in particular in the context of electronic submission of proposals. Tasks • (i) The LEAR provides the RDGs upon their request with up-to-date legal and financial data (including supporting documents) concerning the legal entity she/he represents. The LEAR enters the data through Research Participant Portal and the REA Validation Services performs the validation after the data has been completed. • (ii) The LEAR engages his organisation to maintain and update regularly the legal and financial data held by the RDGs regarding his legal entity, thus enabling its use for contracting and other transactions between his legal entity and the RDGs. The LEAR should regularly check the correctness of the available data in particular when he is aware of changes and of negotiations and other ongoing transactions. • (iii)The LEAR distributes the Participant Identification Code (PIC) to other employees in his legal entity who might need it in the context of dealings with the RDGs, for example for electronic submission of proposals or negotiation of grant agreements.

Category : Participant Portal ( LEAR ) , PIC number and URF ( LEAR )