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Table of Contents
1. Introduction ......................................................................................................... 3
2. Access the application: ....................................................................................... 3
Evaluation in the EC offices: ................................................................................. 3
Remote evaluation: ................................................................................................ 3
3. Log onto Rivet .................................................................................................... 4
4. Change password ................................................................................................ 5
5. The main screen: ................................................................................................. 6
6. Open a proposal page .......................................................................................... 7
7. Read the proposal ................................................................................................ 8
8. Accept to evaluate ............................................................................................... 9
9. Record IER (Individual Evaluation Report) ..................................................... 10
Enter scores and comments .................................................................................. 10
Important note ...................................................................................................... 10
Save report ........................................................................................................... 11

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1. Introduction
As an expert, you have:
- A main screen displaying all the proposals assigned to you
- An overview pages per proposal
- Per proposal an evaluation form where you could type in your comments and scores
2. Access the application:
Evaluation in the EC offices:
In order to access the application, open up the internet browser on the computer desktop.
This will open automatically the local ESS web site where you can access the RIvET
application.
Remote evaluation:
In order to access the application, open up the internet browser and access the ESS web
page using following link:
www.ess-fp7.org

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3. Log onto Rivet
Once you are on the ESS website.
Following page will be displayed:

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4. Change password
If it is the first time you enter the system, RIvET will automatically ask you to change your
password.
Note:
Please note that:
The password you will have to choose must:
- Contain 8 to 16 characters.
- Only numeric, alphanumeric and the symbols @#$%^+=* are allowed.
- At least one number, one lowercase letter, one uppercase letter and one symbol
are required.
For example:
Password@1 or Hello#01
IMPORTANT NOTE:
!!! For security reasons there is a time-out after 45 minutes of system inactivity.
We advise you to save your evaluation comments at least each 20 minutes as draft when
writing your evaluation reports.

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5. The main screen:
If you have more than seven proposals assigned to you click on
or
at the
bottom of your page, in order to see all your proposals.

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6. Open a proposal page
To enter in the proposal contents page click on
.
This will open the proposal detail screen.

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7. Read the proposal
On the proposal detail page, at the left there is a general overview.
At the right of the page, there are some links to read the proposals.
In the “proposal submission forms” section, you could read the proposals A-parts online.
In the “part B” section, you could read/download the proposals A-part and B-part.
NOTE:
A1: general information
A2: partner information
A3: financial information

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8. Accept to evaluate
Before entering your scores you will have to accept to evaluate.
Click on
RIvET will ask you for confirmation.
Click on
to confirm. After confirmation, following link will be displayed:

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9. Record IER (Individual Evaluation Report)
Click on
to open the Individual Evaluation Report.
Enter scores and comments
PLEASE NOTE THAT:
The usage of the '<' character, recognized as an XML tag, can lead to error message
Usage of the multiple browser windows is not recommended
Important note
Due to the automatic system time out of 45 minutes we recommend you to:
1. Store your comments locally on your pc in a text file. Once you have finished, you can
copy paste the comments into Rivet.
2. It is advised to save as DRAFT in steps: e.g. after each criteria block or after each 15
minutes.
3. In the case that you surpassed the 45 minutes and the system, when you try to save,
brings you back at the login screen; please do the following to retrieve your evaluation:

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- click on the 'back' button of your internet browser
- You should see again your evaluation
- Copy/paste your comments out of the system on your local PC.
- log in again in Rivet
- Copy/paste the scores back in
- save them
Save report
1. Declaration of no conflict of interest
Click on the box to declare that you have no conflict of interest for this proposal
2. Save as draft
Save as draft if you want to bring some changes to your report later on.
When clicking on:
, RIvET will warn you that you will have to save as
final later on in order to confirm a final version of your report.

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3. Finalise
Save as final in order to confirm that your work has been completed.
When finalizing a report, RIvET will always give you’re the possibility to save as draft or to
confirm your finalization.
Click on
to confirm
4. Change textbox size to print entered report
You can increase the textboxes by clicking on the
sign of the
buttons, up until all the comments appear in the screen.