and Table is deemed adequate for the proposed programme of work. The budget defined for the project has taken into account the experience gained in the EGEE and EGEE-II projects, in which audited costs statements have been established, and from which the figures for establishing the EGEE-III budget have been drawn. The manpower plan defines the strict minimum necessary to achieve the ambitious goals of the programme of work.
This level of engagement of their own resources by the consortium demonstrates the drive and commitment towards a long term, sustainable infrastructure for Europe. EC-funded and complementary human resources will together form teams which will execute the programme of work via the activities detailed in this proposal. All computing resources will be integrated in the EGEE infrastructure.
EGEE-III is requesting less EC funds than EGEE-II while operating a larger infrastructure for an increased user base and, despite inflation over the 2 years, this represents significant real-cost savings for European tax payers. Taking into account the manpower commitment made by the partners, and the value of the computing resources to be engaged, the contribution requested from the EC represents less than one third of the total costs of this project. Table : Summary of staff effort (in Person Months)