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On 10 April 2007 the European Commission adopted the general model Grant Agreement to be used in research projects funded under the 7th Framework Programmes. This model Grant Agreement is applicable to the indirect actions under the Cooperation and Capacities Specific Programmes of FP7. It consists of a core text and several annexes. There is also a list of special clauses to be introduced in the Grant Agreement where necessary.

Separate model Grant Agreements have been adopted for the parts of the Cooperation (Space, Security), Capacities (Research for the benefit of SMEs) and People (Marie Curie) Specific Programmes that are under Research Executive Agency (REA) responsibility and for the Ideas (European Research Council) Specific Programmes.

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The Grant Agreement establishes the respective rights and obligations of the participants with regard to access rights, use and dissemination. For those purposes, it requires the submission to the Commission of a plan for the use and dissemination of foreground.

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The European Commission adopted a standard model Grant Agreement to be used in projects under the Cooperation Specific Programme of FP7. The same model is also applicable to projects under the Capacities Programme. It consists of a core text, several annexes and a list of special clauses to be introduced in the Grant Agreement where necessary.


Projects under the Cooperation (Space, Security) Specific Programme, which are under the responsibility of the Research Executive Agency (REA) do not follow the standard model, there is a specific model Grant Agreement for these projects.

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The European Commission adopted a standard model Grant Agreement to be used in projects under the Cooperation Specific Programme of FP7. The same model is also applicable to projects under the Capacities Programme. It consists of a core text, several annexes and a list of special clauses to be introduced in the grant agreement where necessary.

The projects under the Capacities (Research for the benefit of SME's) Specific Programme, which are under the responsibility of the Research Executive Agency (REA) do not follow the same standard model, there is a specific model Grant Agreement for these projects.

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There is a specific model Grant Agreement to be used in projects under the Ideas Programme supported by the European Research Council (ERC). It consists of a core text and several annexes. There is also a list of special clauses and a template for supplementary agreement (Legal Entity - Principal Investigator).

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There is a specific model Grant Agreement to be used in projects under the People Programme (Marie Curie) conducted by the Research Executive Agency (REA). It consists of a core text, several annexes and a list of special clauses.

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The Grant Agreement has the main rules concerning IP that you must follow under your project. Additionally, you should consider the provisions of the Consortium Agreement you have signed with the other participants in the project. Both agreements provide you the main framework of your IP obligations under your project.

Generally, the provisions of the Grant Agreement concerning IP can be found in Annex II. For specific projects, such as the actions for SMEs and for SMEs associations, you may also need to consider Annex III of the Grant Agreement. In addition, in some specific projects, clauses from the list of special clauses may be introduced into the core Grant Agreement.