Following the clarification sessions on Collaborative Laboratories that FCT has facilitated over the past months and as informed in the sessions held on October 23 and 24 in Lisbon, FCT confirms that the International Monitoring and Evaluation Panel of Collaborative Laboratories will begin its work on November 14 and 15, 2017, in Lisbon.
At this first meeting, the evaluation of applications submitted by November 8, 2017 will begin. The applicants of the applications submitted by that date will be invited to a public session to present and discuss their proposals with the International Monitoring and Evaluation Panel, to be held on November 15, at a location to be announced. In this session, each proposal may be presented for approximately 10 minutes by a representative of the applicants, followed by a period of discussion with the Panel members.
FCT also informs that the International Monitoring and Evaluation Panel of Collaborative Laboratories will meet at least twice a year, preferably in April and October, to evaluate new applications. The application submission process is continuously open.
FCT also informs that a new clarification session on Collaborative Labs will be organized in due course by the end of March 2018.