The following documents describe the evidence and documents generally requested by auditors for the review of PC 7 and H2020 grants. In May 2017, the Research Operations Office hosted a half-day event on the audit requirements of the Horizon 2020 awards, led by ROO and LEES Chartered Certified Accountants. The presentation films available here are a guide to H2020 audit requirements based on version 4.0 of the Annotated Model Grant Agreement (April 21, 2017). For employees working 100% on a CE-H2020 grant, a declaration of exclusivity will also be required at the end of each reference period. A declration model can be downloaded from declaration_100.odt. Horizon 2020 Premiums – According to H2020, a review with the final right is required when the EC`s total contribution to actual direct costs is more than EUR 325,000. This applies to research and innovation activities, innovation activities and ERC scholarships. No verification is required for Marie Skodowska-Curie actions. However, the university strongly recommends an interim review for all H2020 grants, including the budget for direct costs > EUR 325,000. The interim review will be conducted at the end of the first reference period to allow divisions to identify areas of risk as soon as possible. The interim exam guide is available here.
How to avoid frequent errors in cost claims – An EC guide accepts that the time entered in the working time table may vary from month to month, but during the reporting period, the cost implementation time must be the time reported. Data on absences from working time records must be consistent with annual and sick leave records. The time required for work-related travel must be supported by appropriate evidence, for example. B conference papers, project meeting notes, etc. The nature of the required working time schedules varies according to the framework program. The working time table for the PC7 and H2020 models is available below: PC 7 premiums are reviewed at the end of a reference period when the cumulative demand for credits exceeds EUR 375,000.