Non-EU countries who have agreed, negotiated and paid to participate in the Framework Programme. In the context of proposal consortia, organisations from these countries are treated on the same footing as those in the EU. The list of associated countries can be found at: http://ec.europa.eu/research/iscp/pdf/icpc_countries_en.pdf
This is a candidate country that has met the Copenhagen criteria and has completed negotiations for joining the European Union.
Access rights, a basic term relating to Intellectual Property Rights (IPR), meaning those rights (e.g. licences or user rights) to use knowledge or pre-existing know-how given by the owners of the knowledge or pre-existing know-how to others.
For more information on IPR see http://cordis.europa.eu/ipr-helpdesk/en/home.html
Applicants are informed electronically after the deadline that a proposal has been successfully submitted (but not that it is necessarily eligible). Contact the help desk urgently if you do not receive such an acknowledgement.
This is a part of a report on a project, periodic or final one, which describes results of research and other activities within a project. Another part of the report is a financial one, or Form C.
The term used generally in this guide for a person or entity applying to the Framework programme. The term "participant" is used in the more limited sense of a member of a proposal or project consortium.