Universidad de Zaragoza
Institut de Physique et Chimie des Matériaux de Strasbourg
Institut de Physique et Chimie des Matériaux de Strasbourg
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University of Patrras
Faculty of Chemical Technology
Pharmamar
Institut de Physique et Chimie des Matériaux de Strasbourg

Marie Curie Actions

secondment periods

Guide for applicants.

Recruited researchers can be seconded to other partner institutions within the network and/or to associated partners for duration of up to 30% of their recruitment period.

Normal practice during secondments is for the researcher to be appointed by the sending institute, which also pays his/her travel and subsistence expenses (e.g. accommodation).

In multi-site ITNs the receiving institution would be expected to pay the expenses associated with the research activities of the researcher at its site.

 

IPR Helpdesk.

In a Marie Curie action, who will be the owner of the results generated, specifically during our researcher’s secondment period at a host organisation?

The beneficiaries are the owners of the results of the project, including the foreground generated during the researcher’s secondment period. However, transfers of ownership of results are allowed. In that respect, when necessary, beneficiaries and partner institutions may take the appropriate arrangements to reach an agreement on ownership issues and/or the granting of licences, for example.

 

 

Q: What does a secondment period mean and how can these costs be accounted in an ITN proposal?

A: A researcher appointed under the project by one network partner can spend a period of secondment at another network partner's premises. A secondment period must not represent more than 30% of the total period of the agreement in force between the researcher and the original appointing institution. During the secondment period the original appointing institution will continue to pay the salary of the researcher. If the secondment period exceeds this maximum, the receiving network partner must appoint the researcher. In a multi-site ITN secondments cannot take place to an organisation outside the network.

 

Q: In the case of an ESR/ER, recruited by a partner, who will effectuate a secondment period of several months in another lab abroad: should pay the salary & allowances paid to the fellow during the secondment period be calculated with the correction coefficient of the country where the secondment will take place? Or should the correction coefficient be the same throughout the project?


A: In principle, the coefficient to be applied is the one of the host institution, where the employment contract is signed. No change shall be made for secondment periods if there is no change of employment contracts; a change of coefficient should be made only when 2 contracts are signed for a same research project (when fellows are "shared" by two partners, e.g. codiploma).
(Source: NCP Mobility, France).

 

Q: Must the host institution keep on paying everything to the ESR if he or she during the secondment period? What about the correction coefficient?

A: The host institution (employer of the ESR) must keep on paying everything: monthly living allowance and mobility allowance, travel allowance, etc.; that’s to say, Categories A, B and C.  The correction coefficient is the one of the host institution, where the employment contract is signed.


The travel expenses to get there must be paid, of course, by the host institution as well.


In short, the ESR keep on being part of the host institution for any purpose.
About the accommodation, etc., the ESR must assume these expenses on his or her own as he or she is being paid for these items (living allowance, etc.) in his or her salary.


In multi-site ITNs, the receiving institution would be expected to pay the expenses associated with the research activities of the researcher at its site. 

(Source: David Sayago, National Contact Point).

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