FP-tools presents Author-e
Write and manage successful Horizon 2020 proposals and projects
Horizon 2020 Challenge
Writing Horizon 2020 proposals and managing Horizon 2020 projects requires collaboration. Word/Excel does not provide efficient collaboration, as versions are scattered over local computers and various mailboxes. E-mailing (parts of) these documents for editing or review results in a less controlled environment with excessive e-mail exchanges.
Although solving versioning problems, a document management system cannot be called truly collaborative either: documents are downloaded, local copies are created and documents are locked into the system while being edited offline.
Office 365 or Google Docs store changes at document level. There is no overview of changes and progress.
Author-e is an easy-to-learn web-based tool for collaborative proposal writing and project management in Horizon 2020. It contains collaborative authoring, document management, financial management and the possibility to create a dissemination website.
Author-e eliminates the noticeable drawbacks of file-based editing such as e-mailing versions or using a check-in/check-out mechanism.
Author-e provides a clear overview of the progress. Elaborated collaboration functionalities facilitate and simplify writing, budgeting and management.
"Author-e takes out the “horror” of co-ordinating a H2020 application: A pre-structured document empowers your co-applicants and delegates tasks in an accountable fashion for simultaneous work leading in the end to a perfect result."
Prof. Dr. Harald Schmidt, Chairman Department of Pharmacology of Maastricht University.
Periodic reporting and collaboration on Horizon 2020 projects with Author-e
This video shows how a Horizon 2020 consortium will benefit from using Author-e as a periodic technical reporting tool. Furthermore, Author-e’s document management system includes a range of other collaborative functions for a geographically dispersed team.