For POLONEZ grantees


GRANT AGREEMENT

Model fellowship agreement between the NCN, POLONEZ Host Institution and POLONEZ Fellow must be filled in the OSF submission system, signed by the POLONEZ Fellow and the Host Institution, and then sent to the NCN both electronically and via post.

These two documents are addressed to researchers as well as to employers and funders in both public and private sectors.

The European Charter for Researchers addresses the roles, responsibilities and entitlements of researchers and their employers or funding organisations. It aims at ensuring that the relationship between these parties contributes to successful performance in the generation, transfer and sharing of knowledge, and to the career development of researchers.

The Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers aims to improve recruitment, to make selection procedures fairer and more transparent and proposes different means of judging merit. Merit should not just be measured on the number of publications but on a wider range of evaluation criteria, such as teaching, supervision, teamwork, knowledge transfer, management and public awareness activities.

AUDIT

The National Science Centre  carries out audits in Host Institutions according to the Directive of the National Science Centre no. 1/2016.

The European Commission (EC) is also obliged to carry out audits in Host Institutions according to the Grant Agreement (no 66578 – POLONEZ) signed between the NCN and the EC. For more information please see: POLONEZ Grant Agreement (article 22).

ETHICS

According to the agreement between the NCN and European Commission (EC), POLONEZ fellows should carry out their research in compliance with ethical principles and applicable international, EU and national law.

For more information please see:

You are strongly recommended to familiarize yourself with the following documents:

NCN RECOMMENDATIONS CONCERNING ETHICAL ISSUES:

Please see also documents recommended by the European Commission. Some of this information is addressed to applicants of EU framework programmes, but the regulations included in these documents refer also to beneficiaries of EU programmes.

I. GENERAL FRAMEWORK- HORIZON 2020 LEGISLATION ON ETHICS RELATED TO PROJECTS

II. GENERAL GUIDANCE DOCUMENTS FOR RESEARCHERS/HOST INSTITUTIONS:

Please note that the researchers are not obliged to complete the same self-assessment table, but they need to comply with the rules/ norms specific to each ethical issue relevant for their project.

IMPORTANT NOTE: In case of general and domain-specific guidance documents, although some of the documents refer to FP7 they remain valid for Horizon 2020 programme.

III. DOMAIN-SPECIFIC GUIDANCE NOTES FOR RESEARCHERS/ HOST INSTITUTIONS:

For questions, contact the European Commission’s Ethics Review Helpdesk (select subject 13. Ethics in the enquiry form) at http://ec.europa.eu/research/index.cfm?pg=enquiries.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS

VISIBILITY

FUNDING SOURCES

In any publications, devices/equipment and communication activities related to the POLONEZ project, POLONEZ fellows and host institutions must include information about project’s funding source.

Please see: POLONEZ Grant Agreement, paragraph 6.

In publications and studies produced as a result of POLONEZ project, the fellows must include:

  1. full name of the Centre in Polish („Narodowe Centrum Nauki”) or in English („National Science Centre, Poland”) and the fellowship registration number (e.g. 2010/14/P/HS2/00426);
  2. the EU logo and the following information:

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No. 665778.

If the EU emblem is placed together with another logo, the EU emblem must have appropriate prominence.

Publications which do not meet all the foregoing conditions will not be treated as the effect of the Fellowship and will be disregarded in Fellowship settlement.

The Host Institution and the Fellow must also mark the devices/equipment purchased or produced within the Fellowship with:

  • the logo of the Centre and the full name of the Centre in Polish – “Narodowe Centrum Nauki” or in English – “National Science Centre, Poland” adding the correct Fellowship registration number and
  • the EU logo and the following information:

This equipment is part of a project that has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No. 665778.

FELLOWSHIP WEBSITE

POLONEZ grantees are obliged to launch a website publishing information related to the course of the project, within 6 months from the fellowship starting date (please see POLONEZ Grant Agreement paragraph 2 (2g)) along with the information about the Fellowship funding sources (more information: FUNDING SOURCES).

REPORTING

NATIONAL CONTACT POINT – legal and administrative issues

POLONEZ 1 and 2 documentation


This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 665778.