The “Standard Review” service resembles the official review process and provides a detailed report about the way the project is presented. It includes a single review cycle followed by a question and answer session.

The Standard Review service includes the following aspects for all grant schemes:

During the Standard Review process, our team will thoroughly review the application to verify that all essential elements and requirements of the funding scheme are properly addressed. As well, we will check that the proposal is formatted and presented “by the book”, and that it “feeds the reviewer” in the best way possible. The feedback that we provide serves as a pre-submission validation and can be used to improve the proposal’s readiness prior to actual submission. To maximize the effectiveness of this service, it is highly recommended to submit a near-final version of your application, so that the single review cycle and the Q&A session which follows will be as extensive and exhaustive as possible. 

 

Learn how this service applies to each unique grant:

Horizon Europe Collaborative Projects

The conceptual aspects we cover include, but are not limited to:

  • Assessing the alignment of the proposal with the specific call and its requirements
  • Project’s objectives
  • Methodology
  • Results, expected outcomes, and expected impact(s)
  • Dissemination, Communication and exploitation activities
  • Workplan
  • The readiness of the project proposal to execution.
  • Management structure, milestones and procedures
    And more…

 

The technical aspects we cover include, but are not limited to:

  • Readability of the proposal
  • Any relevant eligibility issues
  • Any errors that may lead to technical rejection
  • Abstract
  • List of participants – Consortium members
  • Overall formatting requirements and Page limits
  • Budgeting
    And more…

*Once the Horizon Europe programme officially launches, we will make any final updates to the Standard Review process, to ensure it fully covers all technical and conceptual aspects of your proposal.

 

In addition, we also support the Clinical Trials variant of the Horizon Europe programme:

Clinical Trials Standard Review service

In this case, and in addition to the above, the Clinical Trials Standard Review report will give extra attention to the specific attributes of a Clinical Trial project.

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ERC Standard Review service

After reviewing your application, we will produce a comprehensive feedback report. The ERC standard review feedback report reviews, among others, the following ERC critical element: novelty and boldness of the research idea and objectives, high-risk, high-gain, hypothesis-driven research, incremental work, open-end research, scientific feasibility, PI CV and track record and more.

 

The report also reviews technical aspects such as budget, PI time dedication, adherence to the template of B1 and B2, etc. and verifies there are no relevant eligibility issues or errors that may lead to technical rejection.

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MSCA Standard Review service

Our service applies to the following MSCA grant schemes:

  • MSCA Post-Doctoral Fellowship (PF)
  • MSCA Doctoral Networks (DN)

 

The conceptual aspects we cover are:

  • Quality, innovative aspects and credibility of the research project
  • Research methodology and approach
  • Quality and innovative aspects of the proposed training and knowledge transfer activities programme
  • Quality of planned supervision and integration of the team
  • Quality of the proposed interaction between the participating organisations (in the case of DN only)
  • The expected impact of the proposed project
  • Coherence and effectiveness of the work plan, the allocation of tasks and resources
  • Appropriateness of the management structures and procedures
  • Appropriateness of the competences, experience, complementarity and infrastructure of the participating organisations (in the case of DN or COFUND)
  • Quality of the proposed measures to exploit and disseminate the project results
    And more…

 

The technical aspects we cover are:

  • Any relevant eligibility issues
  • Any errors that may lead to technical rejection
  • Conforming to template structure and requirements (sections, sub-sections, sub-headings and tables)
  • Overall formatting requirements and Page limits
  • Open access, ethics and other outstanding issues
    And more…

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EIC Pathfinder Open Standard Review service

If you are considering to apply to the EIC Pathfinder funding scheme (under the Horizon Europe programme), our dedicated review will assess/ensure the proposal addresses the following distinct Pathfinder (FET-Open) features, in addition to the regular Horizon Europe features:

  1. Radical vision – expressing fundamentally uncharted lines of technology
  2. Breakthrough technological target – an identified science–to–technology breakthrough with respect to the state of the art
  3. High-risk / high-gain – the high-risk nature of the project is evident, as well as the potential high-gain (impact)
  4. Ambitious interdisciplinary research – a heterogenous consortium that extends past your discipline to elevate your ambitious research project

 

The outcome of our Standard Review is a detailed report which covers both technical and conceptual aspects of your proposal.

 

The conceptual aspects we cover include, but are not limited to:

  • Readability of the proposal
  • Coherence of the proposal inner logic
  • Project’s objectives
  • Approach
  • IPR aspects
  • Dissemination, Exploitation and Communication activities
  • Entering the market (if relevant)
  • Interdisciplinarity
  • Team
  • Work plan
  • Budgeting
  • Readiness of the project proposal to execution. Read more about the implementation structure.
  • Management structure, milestones and procedures
    And more…

 

The technical aspects we cover include, but are not limited to:

  • Any relevant eligibility issues
  • Any errors that may lead to technical rejection
  • Abstract
  • Participants – Consortium members (if relevant)
  • Overall formatting requirements and Page limits
  • Participants profiles
  • Participation of third parties
  • Ethics and security
    And more…

 

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EIC Transition Open Standard Review service

The conceptual aspects we cover include, but are not limited to:

  • Readability of the proposal
  • Coherence of the proposal’s inner logic
  • Project’s objectives
  • Further technology development
  • Technology’s maturation
  • Market readiness and deployment aspects
  • Business strategy
  • Usability
  • Team (if relevant)
  • Work-plan
  • Budgeting
  • Readiness of the project proposal to execution.
  • Management structure, milestones and procedures
    And more…

The technical aspects we cover include, but are not limited to:

  • Any relevant eligibility issues
  • Any errors that may lead to technical rejection
  • Abstract
  • Participants – consortium members (if relevant)
  • Overall formatting requirements and page limits
  • Participants profiles
  • Participation of third parties
  • Ethics and security
    And more…

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EIC Accelerator Open Standard Review service

The conceptual aspects we cover include, but are not limited to:

  • Readability of the proposal
  • Coherence of the proposal inner logic 
  • Challenge and solution
  • Project’s objectives
  • Approach 
  • Entering the market
  • Business plan
  • Financing
  • IPR aspects
  • Dissemination, Exploitation and Communication activities
  • Workplan
  • Budgeting
  • Readiness of the project proposal to execution. Read more about the implementation structure.
  • Management structure, milestones and procedures
  • And more…

 

The technical aspects we cover include, but are not limited to:

  • Any relevant eligibility issues
  • Any errors that may lead to technical rejection
  • Abstract
  • Participants – Consortium members (if relevant)
  • Overall formatting requirements and Page limits
  • Participants profiles
  • Participation of third parties
  • Ethics and security
  • And more…

 

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