Funding allocations from the Research Council are always carried out in accordance with a contract. The contract sets out the terms and conditions for the use of the research funding and establishes the parties’ rights and obligations with regard to the implementation of the project.
The Project Owner signs an online contract with the Research Council via “My RCN Web”. The deadline for signing the contract will vary depending on whether or not there are partners involved in the project.
Gender Equality Plan (GEP) requirement
Calls for proposals with an application deadline from and including 2022 will include a Gender Equality Plan (GEP) requirement at the organisational level for applicants and partners that must be met when the grant agreement is signed.
The business sector, special interest organisations and the non-profit sector are exempt from the requirement.
The contract consists of an agreement document, the project description and the Research Council’s General Terms and Conditions for R&D Projects.
If there are any significant changes to your project you may need to amend your contract with the Research Council. You will need to notify us of the changes via “My RCN Web”.
There are various formal roles to be filled in an R&D project funded by the Research Council. Below you will find the terms we use in our contracts and the responsibilities assigned to each role.