Independent observers

Independent observers are experts, fully independent of EDCTP, who are requested to examine the peer review evaluation process from the point of view of its working and execution.


Please note: Observers do not assess the proposals under evaluation.

Observers may attend any meeting within the peer review evaluation process. They check compliance with the procedures stipulated in the EDCTP2 work plan and with Horizon 2020 and provide EDCTP with independent advice on:

  • the conduct and fairness of all phases of EDCTP evaluation procedures
  • how the expert reviewers and other review committee members apply evaluation criteria
  • how to improve the evaluation procedures.

The observer’s findings and recommendations are summarised in a report prepared by the observer. All reports can be found below.