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Dr Caitriona Creely, NCP and ND for Health, HRB DOCTORID conference, Carton House July 25th 2012


  • 1. EU health researchfunding opportunities Dr Caitriona Creely, NCP and ND for Health, HRB DOCTORID conference, Carton House July 25th 2012 1
  • 2. Key messages Final call in FP7 Health has launched No more calls until 2014 Overview of collaborative research opportunities of potential interest to DOCTORID Looking to the next EU research programme: HORIZON2020 2
  • 3. Final call in FP7 Health FP7 Health: annual Call for proposals just published Two stage system Stage 1 applications:10 pages in length Deadlines for stage 1 submission INNOVATION-1 (indicative deadline 2 October 2012) INNOVATION-2 (indicative deadline 25 September 2012) 3
  • 4. Minimum requirements Proposals must Be within scope of topic in published work programme Have minimum number of eligible, independent participants/ countries from EU Member States MS/AC or as set out in the Work Programme * Observe maximum budget for the topic you are applying for (including any specific budget for SMEs)* US partners can apply to FP7 Health and be funded, but they 4will not count towards the minimum 3 MS/AC required
  • 5. Topics of potential interest to DOCTORID1. CER in health systems and HSR2. Preparing the future for health research and innovation 5
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  • 7. 500,000 available per project 7
  • 8. Other Opportunities in HealthDownload the research topics for theHealth theme on 8
  • 9. Support for Irish applicants National Contact Points Academic Coordinator Support Travel Support 9
  • 10. Horizon2020 (2014-2020) Next multi-annual EU funding programme Three pillars: Excellent science Industrial Leadership Societal Challenges Three documents to be negotiated o Regulation (agreed by Council May 2012) o Rules for Participation (under neg.) o Specific Programme (content, under neg.) 10
  • 11. FP7 Cooperation themes HORIZON2020 challenges1. Health (6.1b) Health, Demographic Change and Well-being2. Food, agriculture, fisheries and biotechnology Food Security, Sustainable3. Information and communication Agriculture and Forestry, technologies Marine, Maritime and inland water4. Nanosciences, nanotechnologies, materials Secure, Clean and Efficient and new production Energy technologies Smart, Green and5. Energy Integrated Transport6. Environment (including climate Climate Action, Resource change) Efficiency and Raw Materials7. Transport (including aeronautics) Inclusive, Innovative and8. Socio-economic sciences and the Reflective Societies humanities Secure Societies9. Security10. Space
  • 12. Health, Demographic Change and Well-being 1.8. Treating disease There is a need to support the improvement of cross-cutting support technologies for. to develop improved medical and assistive devices and systems;These improvements will facilitate the development of new, more efficient, effective and sustainable treatments for disease and for the management of disability. 1.9. Transferring knowledge to clinical practice and scalable innovation actions .Similarly, support for the transfer of other types of interventions such as those related to independent living into real world environments will be provided. 1.12. Active ageing, independent and assisted living Multidisciplinary advanced and applied research and innovation with behavioural, gerontological, digital and other sciences is needed for cost effective user-friendly solutions for active, independent and assisted daily living (in the home, the workplace, etc.) for the ageing population and people with disabilities. 12Excerpts from Specific Programme, version 9 July, DS 1505/12
  • 13. Inclusive, Innovative and Reflective Societies .. understand, analyse and develop social, economic and political inclusion, combat poverty, enhance human rights, digital inclusiveness, equality, solidarity and inter-cultural dynamics by supporting interdisciplinary research, indicators, technological advances, organisational solutions and new forms of collaboration and co-creation. 6.1.2 Trusted organisations, practices, services and policies that are necessary to build resilient, inclusive, participatory, open and creative societies in Europe, in particular taking into account migration, integration and demographic change Given the increasing socio-economic importance of digital inclusion, research and large-scale innovation actions will promote inclusive ICT solutions and the effective acquisition of digital skills leading to the empowerment of citizens and a competitive workforce. Emphasis will be given to new technological advances that will enable a radical improvement in personalisation, user-friendliness and accessibility through a better understanding of citizen, consumer and user behaviours and values, including persons with disabilities. This will require an "inclusion by design" research and innovation approach. 13Excerpts from Specific Programme, version 9 July, DS 1505/12
  • 14. H2020 negotiations Negotiation began January 2012 through Research Working Group: member states will have opportunity to go through proposal line by line Brussels research attach (DJEI/DFA) will represent Ireland in negotiations on H20 Irelands agencies and govt. Departments asked to provide input during negotiations Content finalised by end 2013 HORIZON2020 will launch on 1 Jan 2014
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  • 16. Health NCP contact details Dr Caitriona Creely (Also Delegate for Health) Kay Duggan-Walls (academics/clinicians) Dr Ciarn Duffy (IMI, industry partners)
  • 17. CER definition, (US) Federal Coordinating Council for CER Comparative effectiveness research is the conduct and synthesis of research comparing the benefits and harms of different interventions and strategies to prevent, diagnose, treat and monitor health conditions in real world settings. The purpose of this research is to improve health outcomes by developing and disseminating evidence-based information to patients, clinicians, and other decision-makers, responding to their expressed needs, about which interventions are most effective for which patients under specific circumstances. To provide this information, comparative effectiveness research must assess a comprehensive array of health-related outcomes for diverse patient populations and subgroups. Defined interventions compared may include medications, procedures, medical and assistive devices and technologies, diagnostic testing, behavioural change, and delivery system strategies. This research necessitates the development, expansion, and use of a variety of data sources and methods to assess comparative effectiveness and actively disseminate the results. The definition above is not meant to exclude randomized trials; however, these trials would nee