IMI 7th Call 2012 - Stage 1
Clarification: There have been a number of questions from potential participants asking whether EFPIA companies should be part of Applicant Consortia. The answer is no. At Stage 1, Applicant Consortia may include research organisations, universities, small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs), patient organisations, and any legal entity which is not a pharmaceutical company that is a member of EFPIA. At Stage 2, the Applicant Consortium selected from Stage 1 will join together with the corresponding EFPIA Consortium to form a public-private collaboration (‘Full Consortium’). The Full Consortium will then submit a Full Project Proposal for evaluation. For an overview of the process, see page 5 of the Rules for Submission, Evaluation and Selection of Expressions of Interest and Full Project Proposals
On this page you find information necessary to submit an Expression of Interest in response to the IMI 7th Call 2012.
Based on the recommendations of the IMI Research Agenda , the IMI Governing Board has approved the Scientific Priorities 2012 as part of IMI Annual Implementation Plan 2012 . Two of these priorities are implemented through the IMI 7th Call Topics (see Information Package below).
Applicants intending to submit an Expression of Interest (EoI) in response to the IMI 7th Call should read the Call topics text, the Rules for Participation in the IMI JU collaborative projects, the Rules for Submission, Evaluation and Selection of EoIs and Full Project Proposals (FPPs), the IMI IPR rules and the IMI JU model Grant Agreement (see Information Package below).
Call Identifier: IMI-JU-7-2012
Publication Date: July 17, 2012
Call status: Closed for Submission of Expressions of Interest
Budget: The financial contribution from the European Community to the IMI JU for the support of research activities matches the in kind contribution from the research-based companies that are members of the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA), which indicative budget is estimated to EUR 13 million. The financial contribution from the European Community to the IMI JU for the support of research activities is therefore planned to be up to EUR 13 million.
Restrictions for Participation: see the Rules for Participation in the IMI JU collaborative projects
Entities eligible to receive funding: see eligibility criteria to receive funding in the Rules for Participation in the IMI JU collaborative projects
Selection of Expressions of Interest and Full Project Proposals: see Rules for Submission, Evaluation and Selection of Expressions of Interest and Full Project Proposals
Compliance with ethical issues: information is available on the following internet address: http://cordis.europa.eu/fp7/ethics_en.html
Information Package: Contains the key documents required for the preparation of your Expression of Interest (EoI):
- 7th Call for proposals 2012 topics text (IMI-GB-DEC-2012-16-Annex I)
- Rules for Participation in the IMI JU collaborative projects (IMI-GB-DEC-2012-12)
- Rules for Submission, Evaluation and Selection of Expressions of Interest and Full Project Proposals (IMI-GB-DEC-2012-3)
- IMI 7th Call Evaluation Form - Stage 1 (IMI-GB-DEC-2012-12)
- IP Policy
- IMI JU Model Grant Agreement (IMI-GB-DEC-2012-8)
Submissions start date (for submitting EoIs): July 18, 2012
Submissions deadline (for submitting EoIs): October 9, 2012 - 23:55:00 Brussels time (CEST)
Application form (for submitting EoIs):
- Guidance Notes for Submission and Preparation of Expression of Interest
- Scientific Section template - pdf version - .doc version - .docx version
The scientific section is to be completed by the applicants and uploaded in the electronic submission tool.
Please note: The IMI electronic submission tool SOFIA (Submission OF Information Application) is to be used for submitting an Expression of Interest in response to a topic of the 7th Call; no other means of submission will be accepted. SOFIA will be opened for submission of EoIs on July 18, 2012. Updates of the EoIs may be submitted online until the Call submission deadline. Only the most recent version shall be considered for the evaluation procedure (including eligibility check).
To access the IMI electronic submission tool SOFIA, Applicant Consortium Coordinators wishing to submit an Expression of Interest will need to complete a Request for Access to the tool.
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