Selection criteria | Assemble+

Selection of the applications

Following the deadline for application submission, your project will be evaluated as follows:

1. Eligibility check 

The Access Officer verifies the received applications for compliance with EU regulations and ASSEMBLE Plus eligibility criteria.

2. Feasibility check 

Eligible applications are sent to the Liaison Officers of the selected Access Providers to confirm the project feasibility.

3. Scientific review 

Eligible applications are forwarded to the User Selection Panel for peer review based on scientific merit.
The User Selection Panel is composed of international members with strong expertise in the field of marine biology.
They evaluate and select the applications according to clearly defined selection criteria.

4. Financial check

The Liaison Officers assess the financial feasibility of the applications that passed the scientific selection, taking into account
the USP ranking order and their own funding constraints.
The Liaison officers report to the Access Officer which of the projects can be accepted or not.

5. Acceptance/rejection

The Access officer informs the applicant about the User Selection Panel’s decision by email.

The criteria that are used to judge for eligibility, feasibility, and scientific review, can be found in the "Transnational Access policy" document.

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