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How can I request a new password?

Please go to the ECHORD start page and click on the "Register" button located at the top right corner. Please fill in your email address, then select the first check box titled "I already have created a profile for this site but I do not remember my password or lost my magic link" and click on the displayed link "If you click here, we will send you an e-mail with a newly generated random password."

Please note that your username is your email address.

How can I change my password?

To change your password you need to login at first. Then click on your name in the top right corner and press the button "Edit password". Finally you need to enter at first the old password and then the new password.

How can can I register on the website?

Please go to the ECHORD start page and click on the "Register" button located at the top right corner. Then fill in all request details and press "save".


Experiment proposals

What is the expected funding for an experiment?

The funding of an experiment is expected to be around €300,000. The overall indicative budget for the first call is €4.5 million.

How long do experiments last?

Experiments are expected to last between 12 to 18 months.

How many partners are needed?

An experiment proposal can be submitted by a single partner. The number of partners should be small (1 to 3).

Are partners from different countries needed?

No. There are no restrictions.

Is it possible for industry to participate in experiments?

Yes. ECHORD aimes at strenthening the academia-industry collaboration.

Is there a restriction to a specific scenario or research focus in the first call?

The first call for experiment proposals targets the first scenario, human-robot co-worker. However, proposals focused on the other two scenarios may be submitted.

How can I get my organisation validated?

The steps required for a FP7 validation are described here.



Is there a list of qualified equipment?

Yes. You can find the equipment list for the second call here.

Do depreciation rules apply?

Yes. This issue depends on your national or other local rules. Please check this issue with your organisation.



Is there any prefinancing and when will I receive it?

Yes. Prefinancing is possible for hardware and, depending on results of negotiations with the European Commission for each call, for consumables and indirect costs as well. You will receive a detailed calculation of your prefinancing and the funding as soon as the Amendment of your call is done. 

When will I receive the reimbursement?

You will get your reimbursement with the ending of the next reporting period. Until now there is only one more reporting period planned which lasts until the end of ECHORD that is to say until June 30th 2012. Anyhow, the second Amendment includes an extension of ECHORD. If this Amendment is approved, there will be one more reporting period. This period would last until the end of 2011 and you would receive the payment of your claimed costs at the beginning of 2012.