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Annex I management in NEF: basic concepts


All coordinators and partners involved in negotiations for who the Annex I management is enabled.

Basic concept

NEF, the IT tool which sustains the management of negotiation for the FP7 Research Framework Program now manages the generation of the Description of Work (DOW) of the Grant Agreement. Its management consists of:

  • A set of forms where beneficiaries can enter information and workload for Work Packages, Deliverables, Reviews, etc., which will be the basis of the generation of the first part of the Description of Work, defined as Part A, or Workplan Tables.
  • The ability to upload a free-text part, defined as Part B, or narrative part.

NEF will then collate this information in one single document which will be the official Description of Work used by the Commission. The final document is basically a concatenation of Part A and Part B of the Description of Work. See below the final structure of the Technical Annex.

Practically speaking, on the basis of the information provided, NEF will allow the coordinator to generate a document named "Description of Work", with the following restrictions:

  • The merge will be done only if you upload the Part B as a PDF file; the guidelines allow you to upload other kinds of documents, mainly to allow you to use track change facilities, but the final version of the narrative part must be a PDF file so the system can do the final merge of the document.  


Templates for Part B of Description of Work

For your convenience find below samples of the Part B expected by the Commission, completed with dummy information and a typical table of contents:

Structure of Annex I

 The new structure, and the way NEF support each part is described below:

Cover page

Generated by NEF

A.1 Project summary
A.2 List of beneficiaries
A.3 Overall budget break down for the project
Workplan Tables
WT1 List of work packages
WT2 List of Deliverables
WT3 Work packages descriptions
WT4 List and Schedule of Milestones
WT5 Tentative schedule of Project Reviews
WT6 Project Effort by Beneficiary and Work Package
WT7 Project Effort by Activity type per Beneficiary
WT8 Project Effort and What it costs 

Generated by NEF

PART B (star)
Table of Content
B.1 Concept and objectives, progress beyond state-of-the-art, 
S/T methodology and work plan
B.1.1 Concept and project objective(s)
B.1.2 Progress beyond the state of the art
B.1.3 S/T methodology and associated work plan
B.1.3.1 Overall strategy and general description
B.1.3.2 Timing of work packages and their components
B.2 Implementation
B.2.1 Management structure and procedures
B.2.2 Beneficiaries
B.2.3 Consortium as a whole
B.2.4 Resources to be committed
B3. Potential impact
B.3.1 Strategic impact
B.3.2 Plan for the use and dissemination of foreground
B.4 Ethical issues (if applicable)
B.5 Consideration of gender aspects (optional)

Coordinators upload this part as a single document in NEF

Maximum 20 Mb

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