NEF Transactions - Negotiations
Table of contents:
Purpose of NEF in Negotiation
NEF is used for negotiations in order to prepare two structured documents necessary for the signature of the Grant Agreement:
NEF invites the user to fill in structured forms with data used to generate these two documents. The practicalities of data-entry and generation of the documents is covered in the Forms section of the following documentation: Project Forms and Budget Forms and NEF Description of Work Forms.
The generation of the documents themselves (PDF documents) can be requested from the NEF main screen:
A version of these documents may be saved locally before each submission but the latest version of the documents is available online throughout the negotiation process (see NEF Sessions topic for more details).
Specifics of NEF in Negotiations
NEF behaves differently depending on the transaction being processed. The following table summarizes the differences.
Enables the generation of Part A of the GPF, and Description of Work.
Data is mostly read-only. This data comes from a central database of legal data, and is refreshed automatically every hour from this database if a partner has a PIC. Any discrepancy should be raised to the Helpdesk as a synchronization issue.
Finalization for partners is available from the main screen of NEF through a check-box beside the partner reference.
Coordinator Email Address and NEF
When R3 launches the workflow for a retained proposal, the R3 Service Desk sends the coordinator email address from the evaluation tools to NEF, via iFlow. The Gestionnaire or Project Officer can change it manually if required.
To do this, proceed as follows:
- Open the Session Management screen for the relevant project and then click the Set the parameters button.
- Enter a new name in the Last name field then click the Scientific/Project Officer link to change the Project Officer.
Note: The contact person's fields must be correctly completed for this to work.