Presentation on theme: "1 Albrecht Jahn, MD, PhD University of Heidelberg International European Health research in the 7 th Framework Programme with emphasis on maternal and."— Presentation transcript:
1 Albrecht Jahn, MD, PhD University of Heidelberg International European Health research in the 7 th Framework Programme with emphasis on maternal and perinatal health EU COST Action IS0907 Childbirth Cultures, Concerns and Consequences: iResearch4Childbirth September 12th- 14th 2011 Kuopio Finland
2 l Background of 7th Framework programme (FP7) l Basic principles l Next calls for proposals with emphasis on maternal and reproductive health topics l Where is EU funding moving ? l How to apply successfully Main points
3 The Cooperation programme Thematic Priorities 1.Health6.1 2.Food, agriculture, fisheries and biotechnology1.9 3.Information and communication technologies9.1 4.Nanosciences, nanotechnologies, materials and new production technologies3.5 5.Energy2.3 6.Environment (including climate change)1.9 7.Transport (including aeronautics)4.2 8.Socio-economic sciences and the humanities0.6 9.Security & 10. Space2.8 Total for collaborative research €32.4 billion
4 Basic principles for prioritisation, calls, funding schemes, evaluation…
5 From policy to funding the best research projects lThe policy for Health research is described in the FP7 specific programme lEach year, a work programme is prepared by the EC, based on consultation of scientific community, and discussed with the Advisory Group and with the Programme Committee (MS & AC) lThrough calls for proposals the EC invites researchers to submit lThe very best projects are selected on the basis of evaluation by a panel of independent experts (peer review) lAfter negotiation of a grant agreement, a project is normally funded for 2-5 years.
6 Basic principles: l Annual calls – now only two-stage l Eligibility check (partners, limits, scope, deadline) l Evaluation by panels of independent experts overseen by Independent Observers l 3 criteria: Thresholds: Science & Technology excellence3/5 Implementation & Management3/5overall Potential Impact3/510/15 l Feedback: Evaluation Summary Reports (ESRs) Submission & evaluation
7 Funding schemes in the Health theme F unding schemes upper limits min. partners Large-scale integrating project (CP-IP)* €12m ≥3 Network of Excellence (NoE) €12m ≥3 Small- or medium-scale focussed research project (CP-FP) €3m or €6m ≥3 Coordination action (CA)** €2m ≥3 Support action (SA)** €0.5m ≥1 * for CP-IPs there is also a lower limit to the requested EC grant: €6m. ** for CAs and SAs there are some exceptions to the upper limit. Warning: the limits for minimum and maximum requested EC grant and for the minimum number of partners are eligibility criteria !
8 Health theme structure Pillar 1: Biotechnology, generic tools & technologies for health Pillar 2: Translating research for human health Pillar 3: Optimising the delivery of health care Cross-cutting issues: child health, the health of ageing population gender-related health issues Activity (Pillar) 4: Specific International Cooperation Actions (SICAs) and other actions across the theme – EU policy needs
9 FP7: Optimising the Delivery of Health Healthcare to European Citizens SAGhESafety and Appropriateness of Growth hormone treatments in Europe EC Contribution: 2 989 154 € Duration: 3 years starting on 1/06/2009 - area 3.1. CHICOS Developing a Child Cohort Research Strategy for Europe EC Contribution: 1 490 124 € Duration: 3 years starting on 1/01/2010 – area 3.3. RICHE RICHE – a platform and inventory for child health research in Europe EC Contribution: 1 499 307 € Duration: 3 years starting on 1/02/2010 – area 3.3. EPICEEffective Perinatal Intensive Care in Europe: translating knowledge into evidence based practice EC contribution: approx. 3 million € Duration: 5 years - area 3.1.
10 FP7: INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC HEALTH & HEALTH SYSTEMS QUALMATQuality of maternal and prenatal care: bridging the know-do gap EC Contribution: 2 915 228 € Duration: 5 years starting on 1/05/2009 – area 3.4. FEMHEALTH Assessing the impact of fee exemption on maternal health in West Africa and Morocco: new tools, new knowledge EC contribution: approx. 2.9 million € Duration: 3 years – area 3.4. MATINDLarge scale innovative pro-poor programs focused on reducing maternal mortality in India: a proposal for impact evaluation EC contribution: approx. 3 million € Duration: 4 years – area 3.4
11 FP7: INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC HEALTH & HEALTH SYSTEMS EQUIPExpanded Quality management Using Information Power for Maternal and New-born Health in Africa EC Contribution: approx. 3 million € Duration: 4 years - area 3.4 ETATMBAEnhancing Human Resources and Articulating Innovative Technologies for Maternal and Perinatal Survival In Sub-Saharan Africa EC contribution: approx. 2,6 million € Duration: 3 years - area 3.4 MOMIMissed Opportunities in Maternal and Infant Health: reducing maternal and newborn mortality and morbidity in the year after childbirth through combined facility- and community-based interventions EC contribution: approx. 3 million € Duration: 5 years - area 3.4.
14 The Health systems topic: 3. Optimising delivery of healthcare 3.4 – International public health & health systems 3.4-1 Research on Health systems and services low/middle income countries. Aims to put best practices into best policies for more effective, efficient and equitable health systems. Collaboration between selected projects and ongoing EU funded projects welcome. One third of the EU contribution must go to capacity building. Maximum : 5 years’ duration Min. 6 different ICPC partners & 2 EU/AC partners from different countries. Funding scheme: CP-FP (SICA), max. €6m/project, ~3 projects
15 Key words in the work programmes of DG Research(FP7) and SANCO 2011/2012 KeywordSANCOFP7 ageing867 older1923 younger12 Child health02 maternity00 birth00 baby10 perinatal00 pregnancy00
16 engage in the dialogue on future research priorities Get involved with your country’s members of the programme committees the proposal must address the topic and the workprogramme the consortium of partners must be excellent and appropriate for the tasks (the proposal must address all 3 criteria Readability is as important as content and, of course, respect the basic rules (deadlines, N° of participants, ceilings, length, ethics…) Consider to register as expert for our evaluations: https://cordis.europa.eu/emmfp7/index.cfm?fuseaction=wel.RegForm Key issues