The new version of the Research Participant Portal, to be used for Horizon 2020 calls and projects and ongoing FP7 projects is now live.
The Participant Portal is the point of entry for information about Horizon 2020, funding calls, partner searches and information about the types of funding instrument in Horizon 2020. It is also the mechanism through which applications will be submitted for calls under the programme, and through which grant signature and subsequent grant management will take place.The portal is different in appearance to the FP7 portal and is easier to navigate. A key document is the Online Manual, accessible through most pages and providing useful information on applying for grants and on each stage of grant management.
Users should note that much of the portal is not yet complete – in particular, information on calls is not yet provided. The intention is that most of the site will be fully operational from 11 December and the launch of Horizon 2020, but some areas may continue as work in progress after this date as final details are resolved and can then be added to the portal.
Information continues to be available on the portal on FP7 – key documents for instance – and access to existing FP7 projects is unchanged by the upgrade of the participant portal.