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The rules are laid down in the Commission Decision C(2007)/2466 of 13/06/20072012/838/EU, Euratom of 18 December 2012 and 'CIP rules'.

 

Who is subject to LFV

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An organization willing to participate in CIP/FP7 must register on-line using the Unique Registration Facility(URF), accessible through the Participant Portal.
The legal check is carried out centrally at the Research Executive Agency by Validation Services. The legal check will focus on whether the organization is a legal entity or not. This means any natural person, or any legal person created under the national law of its place of establishment, or under Community law or international law, which has legal personality and which may, acting in its own name, exercise rights and be subject to obligations. It will aso verify what type of legal entity it is (Natural Person, Legal Person or Enterprise).

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  1. Register your organisation using the Unique Registration Facility(URF) in the Participant Portal.
  2. You will receive a temporary PIC.
  3. You will then receive an email invitation to access NEF and generate the LFV lite, which contains instructions on how to appoint a LEAR, Request a PIC and Supply the required documentation for financial validation.
  4. Send details of the person nominated as the Legal Entity Approved Representative (LEAR), according to the instructions in the LFV Lite.

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The image below shows the Organisation Status screen in NEF which displays the information uploaded by the LEAR of the organisation. This information is visible by both the LEAR and the PO. The Organisation Status data will lead to one Indirect Cost Model or another.

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LFV Lite

LFV Lite is accessible by the coordinator or the beneficiaries in NEF. It provides a list of all the documents required by each participant. Documents which have already been provided are indicated by a green check mark.

Example:
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Validation Status of the Participant

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  • If, as in the example below, the participant has been validated, the status is "Valid".
  • If Validation Services decides that the participant is not acceptable, the status will be "Rejected".

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Click here to view a presentation on the Registration process and the Legal and Financial Validation process

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