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Q: The Work Plan includes the development of strategic partnerships with other European research entities. What type of costs will be covered for the secondment of staff? Trips for scientists FROM the experienced partner TO the funded entity to facilitate training in research can be funded (as well as the other way around)? Under which cost category of the budget should we include these costs: "other direct cost" or "subcontracting"?
A: Neither salaries nor complements of salaries for seconded staff will be covered by the Commission under this activity. However, as a general rule, costs related to travel, accommodation and any other expenses related to the seconded staff stay abroad, excluding funding of joint research, could be eligible costs. It should be also stressed that every reimbursement as regards staff and living costs will be according to the practice in each country and individual organisation. Appropriate justification for these activities should be provided under the relevant Work package of part B of the proposal. As this measure - Exchange of know-how and experience - is not about services provided by another entity, there is no reason to include subcontracting here.
Category : Research Potential ( Exchange of know-how and experience )