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Register to be an independent expert to evaluate proposals in the Horizon 2020 framework programme
Register to be an independent expert to evaluate proposals in the Horizon 2020 framework programme
05 June 2018
Modified: 20 July 2018
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Register to be a H2020 expert

The following links may be of use on the H2020 framework programme and on how to register as an independent expert evaluator.

The H2020 framework programme The Hungarian H2020 portal Call for H2020 expert applications  Register as expert Frequently Asked Questions

Apply to get included in the database of prospective independent experts in research and innovation to assist the European Commission. The European Commission invites applications from individuals who would take part as peer-reviewers in the assessment of research and innovation project proposals in the Horizon 2020 framework programme as well as the evaluation and monitoring of projects and actions.

To this end, a call on this is published at the Research and Innovation Participant Portal.

You can register to the database of independent experts of the H2020 framework programme at the dedicated site of the Participant Portal by filling in a detailed form and entering your professional competencies. Please note that existing profiles also need to be updated and completed in accordance with the Horizon 2020 requirements even for individuals who are registered as experts in the database of the previous framework programme (FP7).

Further information about the experts' activity and the calls for independent expert applications are available here:

Call addressed to individuals for the establishment of a database of prospective independent experts

For more detailed information please do not hesitate to contact Horizon 2020 National Contact Points (NCPs).

Joining the evaluation of Horizon 2020 proposals as an independent expert means significant benefits from both personal and organisational aspects, and also for the wider domestic researcher-reviewer community. While evaluating proposals at an international level, experts get an insight into the evaluation process as a whole and can have the experience of what makes a successful proposal or a failure. Such lessons learned can be well used later for own individual or institutional proposals. Another significant advantage is that such activities provides an opportunity for building connections and networking with  professionals of the given field of science or technology as well as the staff of the European Commission or the Executive Agencies.

Currently only few Hungarian experts are involved in the evauation of H2020 proposals, therefore to promote this opportunity is seen as a high priority by the NRDI Office at its informative events, its website and its newslettersl. An increasing number of Hungarian experts, through their experiences exploited and transferred into domestic practices, may contribute to improving the quality of proposals with Hungarian participation, and to a more sophisticated consideration of Central European performance throughout the process of evaluation.

The NRDI Office pays particular attention to provide opportunities at its events and consultations organised by the Horizon 2020 National Contact Points to get useful information and best practices shared and the experience of Hungarian H2020 experts widely used.

The Research Executive Agency (REA) has prepared a video that aims at enticing new independent experts to evaluate Horizon 2020 project proposals. The video illustrates the work expert evaluators and monitors carry out, and the benefits they take from this experience. It focuses especially on attracting new experts from underrepresented Member States, experts from the private/business sector, and female experts.


Updated: 20 July 2018
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