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IMI 9th Call 2013 - Stage 1

  • The European Medicines Agency (EMA) is willing to join any consortium submitting a high quality proposal for IMI's 9th Call Topic 'WEBAE - Leveraging Emerging Technology for Pharmacovigilance'. Interested consortia can contact the EMA directly. More information 
  • Questions & Answers on the 9th Call topics

On this page you find information necessary to submit an Expression of Interest in response to the IMI 9th Call 2013.

Based on the recommendations of the IMI Research Agenda   the IMI Governing Board has approved the Scientific Priorities 2013 as part of IMI Annual Implementation Plan 2013

Four of these priorities are implemented through the IMI 9th Call Topics (see Information Package below).

Applicants intending to submit an Expression of Interest (EoI) in response to the IMI 9th 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-9-2013

Publication Date: 9 July 2013

Call status: Closed for Submission of Expressions of Interest.

Budget: The indicative in kind contribution from the research-based companies that are members of the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA) will be EUR 72.25 million. The financial contribution from the European Community to the IMI JU for the support of research activities will be a maximum of EUR 63.12 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):

Webinars and useful information
In July 2013 IMI held webinars on all 9th Call topics as well as its rules and procedures. All topic webinars featured a presentation of the Call topic by the EFPIA topic coordinator as well as time for questions and answers. The webinar on IMI’s rules and procedures included presentations of IMI's rules and procedures, its intellectual property policy, and tips on the preparation of an Expression of Interest. These presentations can be found on the IMI 9th Call webinars page.

Partner search tool
IMI provides an online partner search tool for people, organisations and enterprises interested in participating in future IMI projects. The tool facilitates the search for potential partners for an Expression of Interest in response to an IMI Call for proposals. For more information, please visit the partner search page.

Submissions start date (for submitting EoIs): 9 July 2013

Submissions deadline (for submitting EoIs): 9 October 2013 – 17:00:00 hours Brussels time (CEST)

Application form (for submitting EoIs):

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 9th Call; no other means of submission will be accepted. SOFIA was opened for submission of EoIs on 9 July 2013. 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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