IMI’s 3rd Call for proposals was launched  on 22 October 2010 and attracted 32 Expressions of Interest (EoIs). The best Applicant Consortia from Stage 1 of the call were invited to progress to Stage 2 and form joint project teams with the respective industry consortia. Following a thorough review by independent experts, 7 Full Project Proposals (FPPs) worth a total of €215 million were selected to receive funding.
The list of experts involved in the evaluations of Stages 1 and 2 of the 3rd Call for proposals is available here 
Based on the recommendations of the IMI Research Agenda, the IMI Governing Board  approved the IMI Annual Implementation Plan 2010, including the Scientific Priorities for 2010 . These priorities have been incorporated into the IMI 3rd Call Topics (see information package below). Applicants intending to submit an Expression of Interest (EoI) in response to the IMI 3rd Call were advised to read the Guide for Applicants, the Call Topics, the Rules for Participation, the Rules for Submission, Evaluation and Selection of EoIs and FPPs, the IMI IPR rules and the IMI JU model Grant Agreement.
Call Identifier: IMI-JU-2010
Publication Date: 22 October 2010
Budget: A maximum financial contribution from the European Community to the IMI JU for the support of research activities of €114 million, matched by the in-kind contribution by the research based companies that are members of the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA)
Indicative budget for the applicant consortium: €5-20 million
Call status: Closed
Restrictions for Participation: see the Rules for Participation
Entities eligible to receive funding: see eligibility criteria to receive funding in the Rules for Participation
Selection of Expressions of Interest and Full Project Proposals: see Rules for Submission, Evaluation and Selection of EoIs and FPPs
Compliance with ethical issues: information is available on http://cordis.europa.eu/fp7/ethics_en.html 
Information Package: Contains the key documents required for the preparation of your Expression of Interest (EoI)
Opening of period for submitting EoIs: 18 December 2010
Deadline for submission of EoIs: 18 January 2011
Only the IMI electronic submission tool could be used for submitting an Expression of Interest in response to a topic of the 3rd IMI call; no other means of submission were accepted. Updates of the Expression of Interest could be submitted online until the Call deadline. Only the most recent version was considered for the evaluation procedure (including eligibility check).
Further to the evaluation of eligible Expressions of Interest (EoIs) submitted in the first stage of the IMI 3rd Call, the IMI Governing Board decided to launch the second stage of the Call process. Accordingly, the first-ranked Applicant Consortia from Stage 1 were invited to form Full Consortia with the corresponding EFPIA participants and to prepare and submit Full Project Proposals (FPPs) to IMI by 15th June 2011 at 17:00 (Brussels local time CET).
Apart from the Rules for Submission, Evaluation and Selection of Expressions of Interest and Full Project Proposals (IMI-GB-DEC_2010_015)  and the Rules for Participation (IMI-GB-DEC_2010_015)  , the following documents relate to the preparation and evaluation of Full Project Proposals:
Independent experts evaluated the FPPs. Following this peer review, 7 FPPs were selected to receive funding, totalling an investment of €215 million.