The purpose of the annual team updates is to establish the number of members of both R&D Units and Associate Laboratories who are Elegíveis Equivalentes a Tempo Integral (EETIs) [Eligible Full-time Equivalents]. Information on the members of each research team as on 31st December is gathered, for statistical purposes and also for validating teams in specific calls launched by FCT.
The update referring to 31 December 2013, for R&D Units and Associate Laboratories research teams, took place from 10 March to 30 April 2014.
Team updates are carried out online by the Coordinator/Director, using FCT-SIG portal. The following, regularly updated, support documents are provided (in Portuguese only):
To contact the Departamento de Suporte à Rede das Instituições Científicas e Tecnológicas [Department for Support of R&D Institutions] about this process, write an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.