Analysis of 100 SC5-ESRs RIA, IA 2014-2015 in order to detect the most common shortcomings of the projects, 100 ESRs of 2014-2015 calls were analysed. Firstly, all weaknesses and strengths brought out by the evaluators of each ESR were observed. We separated weaknesses and strengths for each evaluation criterion (excellence, impact and implementation). Thereafter it was possible to bring out the most commonly mentioned weaknesses and strengths of each criterion (see below). Secondly, the most common shortcomings of all the analysed reports were selected as a basis for formulating suggestions for applicants (“DO’s” and “DONT’s”).