Lessons learned

The following lessons have been learned during the previous years of reporting for the ENSEMBLES FP6 project. All of the comments below apply to situations that have actually arisen. A summary is provided of what the problem was and what ACTION is needed to help prevent the problem arising again. Please let us have any further comments or feedback to help us improve the process in the future.

Deadlines

Information is usually submitted late (sometimes too late for inclusion in the report)
ACTION:Please pass on the request for information (particularly financial information) to the relevant person in your institute as soon as possible so that they can get the required reports back to us in plenty of time.

Form C

ACTION: Please take note of the following points, which might not have been clear to you:

Audit certificate

ACTION: Please take note of the following points:

Tabular overview of budgeted vs actual costs ("Table 3")

ACTION: Please take note of the following points which might not have been clear to you:

Tabular overview of budgeted person month and actual person month ("Table 4")

In year 1 this information was collected through the WP and RT leaders for their WPs and RTs, and then collated by the coordination team. In years 2 and 3 each partner sent this information directly to the coordination team. For year 5please use the template to indicate the total person months used for each WP for your institute in year 5. For AC partners please also include your own staff numbers (i.e. the "additional cost" bit). Please send this information directly to the Project Office.

 

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