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TOPIC : European Ethics and Research Integrity Network

Topic identifier: GARRI-10-2015
Publication date: 11 December 2013

Types of action: CSA Coordination and support action
Opening date:
22 April 2015
Deadline: 16 September 2015 17:00:00

Time Zone : (Brussels time)
  Horizon 2020
Topic Description
Specific Challenge:

This action focuses on supporting ethics and research integrity activities in the Members States and at the European level. It aims to identify and share good practices and raise the awareness of ethics and research integrity among the research community, taking into account the diversity of stakeholders.


Various activities should be undertaken, such as benchmarking, joint workshops, and enhanced cross-border brokerage events. Priority is given to the development of training courses/material designed for the whole research community and interested social actors linked to ethics and research integrity.

In particular, the training courses/material should be used to enhance the knowledge of experts involved in the evaluation of research proposals. The training should mainly focus on existing European legislation (i.e. Charter of human rights, data protection legislation, dual use export regulation etc.). Special attention should also be given to enhance the competence of ethics and research integrity officers in all Member States and associated countries.

The participants are expected to create an e-community/database (using the EU commission tool SINAPSE hosted on the EU data centre) of European and whenever relevant international experts in the different fields of research ethics and integrity. This web platform should be dynamically managed by the members of the network. It should notably ensure the certification of the knowledge level of the experts and enable the progressive enrichment of this expert database. The main objective is to generate mutual benefit and optimal access to the best expertise by Member States, associated countries, European Institutions and other interested countries.

The action must develop measurable indicators for the effectiveness of the proposed activities, in particular the training and certification aspects.

Research Ethics committees and supporting structures, Research Integrity Offices –or the closest equivalent according to national law - from EU Member States, associated countries, neighbourhood policy countries, are encouraged to participate.

Expected Impact:

Strengthen the EU capacity to uphold the highest ethical standards, promote research integrity and minimise misconduct, notably via the exchange and the improvement of existing practices, the development of related training and the optimisation of the available knowledge stock and expertise.

In addition it is expected that while respecting the specific nature of research ethics and research integrity the European network established will reinforce the synergies between these two areas.

Topic conditions and documents

Please read carefully all provisions below before the preparation of your application.

  1. List of countries and applicable rules for funding: described in part A of the General Annexes of the General Work Programme.
  2. Eligibility and admissibility conditions: described in part B and C of the General Annexes of the General Work Programme, with the following exceptions: Up to one project per topic shall be funded.
  3. Evaluation

    3.1  Evaluation criteria and procedure, scoring and threshold: described in part H of the General Annexes of the General Work Programme.

    3.2 Guide to the submission and evaluation process

  4. Proposal page limits and layout: Please refer to Part B of the standard proposal template.
  5. Indicative timetable for evaluation and grant agreement:
    Information on the outcome of one-stage evaluation: maximum 5 months from the final date for submission.
    Signature of grant agreements: maximum 8 months from the call deadline.

  6. Provisions, proposal templates and evaluation forms for the type(s) of action(s) under this topic:

    Coordination and Support Action:

    Specific provisions and funding rates
    Standard proposal template (administrative forms and structure of technical annex)
    Standard evaluation form
    Annotated Model Grant Agreement

  7. Additional provisions:

    Horizon 2020 budget flexibility

    Classified information

    Technology readiness levels (TRL) – where a topic description refers to TRL, these definitions apply.

    Financial support to Third Parties – where a topic description foresees financial support to Third Parties, these provisions apply.

  8. Open access must be granted to all scientific publications resulting from Horizon 2020 actions, and proposals must refer to measures envisaged. Where relevant, proposals should also provide information on how the participants will manage the research data generated and/or collected during the project, such as details on what types of data the project will generate, whether and how this data will be exploited or made accessible for verification and re-use, and how it will be curated and preserved.


Additional documents

  • Legal basis - Framework Programme H2020 en
  • Legal basis - Specific Programme H2020 en
  • WP H2020 - 1. Introduction en
  • WP H2020 - 16. Science with and for Society en
  • WP H2020 - 19. General Annexes en
  • Evaluation results (flash call info) en

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