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Introduction

An expert registered in ECS needs to consent for his/her profile to be available for search by institutions and bodies with access to the ECS database. The expert uses the tick boxes in the Who can see my profile page to manage his/her availability for assignments by:

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For a full description on who can search for an expert profile, please consult the Modify who can see your profile page.

Who can search?

The  EU Institutions and bodies listed above, as well as funding bodies in the EU, the EEA and third countries associated with H2020 and other EU programmes can receive search access in the EC expert database. The expert search application is, in a first stage, intended to be used by those who have requested access to this feature from other EU institutions or Member States.

How to request rights to search?

The Common Legal Support Service (CLSS) of the EC manages the search rights to the expert database under the applicable Regulation 2018/1725 and the Service Specific Privacy Statements (SSPS) on Independent Expert management.

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You can contact RTD-CLSS-DATA-PROTECTION@ec.europa.eu for additional information.

How to search

The Search Experts application is available in the Funding and Tenders Portal to approved users with search rights.

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  1. Click the cursor in the Search field, or hover over it. A tool tip appears suggesting  possible search criteria types. The same information is displayed in the Tips and tricks section at the side of the screen.
  2. Enter your search criteria in the Search field and click the Go button or hit the Enter key. A list of experts will appear based on your search criteria.
  3. Click the Relevance button and use the sorting menu which appears, to control how your results will be displayed. You can sort either by relevance, or alphabetically, A to Z, or Z to A.
     
  4. Use the buttons to the right of the Relevance  button to control how the results are displayed:

          Tiles (default): 
          
          - or -
          Table: 

          
  5. Click the More info button for full details on any experts that look promising.




How to filter results

You have five filtering options on the right-hand side of the page. 

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