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Network of National Contact Points (NCPs)

The network of National Contact Points is the main structure to provide guidance,
practical information and assistance on all aspects of participation in FP7.

What is the NCP network?

Other support services

FP7 related support services

  • 1. Enquiry Service (A service provided by the Europe Direct Contact Centre)
    Ask your questions about any aspect of European research in general and the EU Research Framework Programmes in particular.
    This service replaces the traditional Help Desk email service.
    NB: it will provide no answers related to forgotten passwords (for experts, proposals, etc.), the technical aspectsof proposal submission, or IT problems (there will be specific help via the submission system (EPSS) pages).
    Disclaimer: For enquiries related to the submission of proposals, we can not guarantee to provide an answer in time shortly before a call deadline. Please submit your enquiries at least 2 weeks before the deadlines.
  • 2. IPR HelpDesk - Intellectual Property Rights
    To assist potential and current contractors taking part in Community funded research and development projects with IPR issues. The Helpdesk offers two main services: an informative website open to all interested parties, and a free legal Helpline aimed at participants in EU-funded research under the Framework Programmes.
    For further information, please visit:
  • © IPR HelpDesk
  • 3. IGLO - Informal Group of RTD Liaison Offices
    IGLO is an informal association of Brussels-based non-profit R&D; Liaison Offices. The aim of IGLO is to facilitate and enhance the interaction, information exchange and co-operation between Members of IGLO, their national research systems and the European institutions on issues related to EU R&D;, in particular, the Framework Programmes.
  • © IGLO - Informal Group of RTD Liaison Offices
  • 4. Finance HelpDesk - Interpretation of Financial IssuesThe Finance Helpdesk assists potential and current beneficiaries taking part in European Framework Programs. The Helpdesk offers two main services: a free informative website which explains the Financial Regulations in a clear and informative manner, and a free Financial Helpline offering personal advice from auditors and accountants on personal and specific Financial issues. For further information, please visit:
  • © Finance HelpDesk - Interpretation of Financial Issues

    Non FP7 specific support services