The free-of-charge "Go/No-Go" service is a screening process to help researchers determine if they should apply to the targeted grant.

The Go/No-Go service includes the following aspects for all grant schemes:

Our free of charge “Go/No-Go” service is our unique screening process which assists in evaluating whether the project’s concept is in line with the requirements and expectations of the targeted grant.

Before heading out on the meticulous process of preparing the grant application – a proper and focused review of project’s ideas will save time, efforts and the potential frustration in preparing a project proposal with low chances of success.

 

The Go/No Go evaluation will assess the profile of the applicants on one hand, and the project idea on the other hand.

 

The feedback that we provide is qualitative constructive feedback, based on our experience. This feedback can either help you make a decision on the next steps or point you to the aspects you can strengthen in your application, should you choose to apply.

We may provide a ‘No-Go’ feedback in cases where we recognize critical “show-stoppers”. Such critical “show-stoppers” can be either in regards to the applicants’ profile or the project idea. In such cases, we may recommend not to apply.

Learn how this service applies to each unique grant:

Horizon 2020 Collaborative Projects Go/No-Go service

Horizon 2020 Collaborative Projects brings together research and innovation while putting a strong emphasis on excellent science, industrial leadership, and tackling societal challenges. Winning a Horizon 2020 grant is no easy task, and the preparation process requires understanding the fine details of what this funding scheme is looking for.

During the screening process, we will evaluate the compatibility of the project’s concept in light of the relevant topic and project requirements. As well, we will screen for any relevant eligibility issues, or errors that may lead to technical rejection.

The Horizon 2020 Go/No-Go service also applies to the unique Pathfinder (FET-Open) and Clinical Trials variants of this funding scheme.

If you would like to have your project evaluated in the form of “Go/No-Go” simply contact us below.

EIC Pathfinder (FET-Open) Go/No-Go service

If you are considering to apply to the EIC Pathfinder (FET-Open) funding scheme (under the Horizon 2020 programme) , our dedicated review will assess/ensure the proposal addresses the following distinct Pathfinder (FET-Open) features, in addition to the regular Horizon 2020 features:

  1. Radical vision – expressing fundamentally uncharted lines of technology
  2. Breakthrough technological target – an identified science – to – technology breakthrough
  3. Ambitious interdisciplinary research – a  heterogenous consortium which extends past your discipline to elevate your ambitious research project

Clinical Trials Go/No-Go service

If you are considering to apply to Clinical Trials under the Horizon 2020 Collaborative Projects funding scheme, the application review process (and the application itself) consists of the above, as well as the following unique attributes (manifested in the main application file, as well as in the complementary “Essential information for clinical trial annex” and in the  “Ethical annex”).

 

We will address the additional elements below:

  • Structuring the ‘Essential information for clinical trials’ annex, based on the above and on the Clinical Trial protocol
  • Study design and endpoints
  • Study Subjects / Population – Inclusion / Exclusion criteria
  • Statistical analysis planning and power calculation
  • Cumulative safety information
  • Payment structure – adjusting the payment structure of the Clinical Trial to the typical Horizon 2020 funding cycles
  • ‘Unit cost’ per patient break-down
  • Exploiting the sub-contracting privileges in Horizon 2020 Clinical Trials
  • Patient recruitment plan – addressing the challenges of consortium structuring in such clinical trials (the typical fixed consortium structure in Horizon 2020 vs. the dynamic recruitment of patients via medical centers and its associated payment paths)
  • Clinical Trial Sponsor role and activities definition, including references to legislation, regulation conflicts (US-EU), liability, insurance and other relevant Clinical Trial issues, as needed.
  • Selection, negotiation and role definition of the Clinical Research Organisation (CRO), including the definition of the per patient ‘Unit costs’ payments structure, if relevant.
  • Addressing the challenge of setting variable and sometimes flexible Clinical Trials’ time frames vs. the typical and strict Horizon 2020 project duration
  • Ethical and regulatory issues and conflicts
  • Scientific advice / protocol assistance / communication with regulatory / competent authorities / ethics committees
  • Applying for Orphan Drug Designation (ODD) by the European Medicines Agency (EMA), when required.
  • And more…

ERC Go/No-Go service

ERC is highly competitive and has a list of unique requirements and dedicated “unwritten” rules that you must follow in order to ensure your proposal is successful.

During the evaluation process, the team will cover and review the following important aspects of your potential project and proposal:

 

Academic CV and Track record:

ERC is looking to fund investigator-driven projects that are lead by creative and independent researchers with an outstanding track record. In order to make sure your track record is up to par for ERC standards, we will review the list of your publications as well as your international visibility, as manifested through participation in internationally established conferences and/or invited talks.

 

Research Project:

We will review the following items –

  • Any relevant eligibility issues
  • Any errors that may lead to technical rejection
  • Research idea and its novel aspects
  • Hypothesis or new approach of your project
  • High-risk & high-gain aspects of your research proposal
  • And the interlinks between the above

The outcome of this evaluation will enable you to reach one very important conclusion about your research project at this point in time: is the project a go or no-go?

 

If you would like to have your project evaluated in the form of “Go/No-Go” simply contact us below.

MSCA Go/No-Go service

The free MSCA “Go/No-Go” service is in line with the distinct aspects of each MSCA grant, and serves as an initial “screening process”. We will alert in case we detect any show-stopper or major issues with the presented CV and project, to allow readjustments for a competitive proposal.

 

This Go/No-Go service is relevant to the following types of MSCA grants:

 

During the evaluation process, the Enspire Science team will cover and review the following  aspects of your potential project:

ITN: Eligibility check for all participating organisations; Assessing the project’s suitability for the ITN key evaluation criteria (namely novelty, training and supervision).
IF: Researcher’s eligibility check; Assessing the researcher’s profile based on the MSCA evaluation criteria; Assessing the project’s suitability for the IF fellowship (based on novelty, mobility, training and career development prospects).

The feedback provided will enable you to reach one very important conclusion about your research project at this point in time: is the project a go or no-go?

 

If you would like to have your project evaluated in the form of “Go/No-Go” simply contact us below.

EIC Accelerator Go/No-Go service

EIC Accelerator (previously known as SME Instrument phase II) is aiming at accelerating existing companies with high robust and innovative projects, products and/ or services, and assisting them in reaching significant market presence. Winning this grant is no easy task, and the preparation process requires understanding the fine details of what EIC Accelerator is looking for.

Before you begin the long process of developing your proposal, start with our free service to evaluate the suitability of your EIC Accelerator project.

During the screening process, we will evaluate the compatibility of the project concept to the unique requirements of the EIC Accelerator. 

 

If you would like to have your project evaluated in the form of “Go/No-Go” simply contact us below.

If you are looking for ongoing assistance throughout the entire grant writing process, check out our Deep Dive service.

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