Whilst we wait for the Work Programmes for the next phase of Horizon 2020, it’s worth taking the time to join the European Commission’s database of independent experts. The database is the go-to list for a range of research and innovation assignments including evaluation of projects, so by signing up you put yourself in the frame to see how the selection process for Horizon 2020 works from the inside.
The Commission are looking for individuals who have a high-level of expertise in all areas covered by Horizon 2020 and the process is straightforward:
- (If you’re not already registered) Create a Participant Portal account here – just follow the instructions.
- Take a look at the ‘Experts’ area on Participant Portal for more information and then register here. (Ed – if you have registered for previous Framework programmes click on the link as prompted to recover your account)
- Wait for an assignment – and let us know (email@example.com) when you’re selected!
For those of you who are interested in the types of experts selected already, the Commission has recently published lists of experts who evaluated proposals in 2014.
(Ed – If you look closely at the lists for Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions; Societal Challenge 1 – Health, demographic change and wellbeing and General Experts you’ll see a number of colleagues from MMU have already been involved.)