The aim of the EU investment in Health research is to improve the health of European citizens, to address global health issues and to boost the competitiveness of European health-related industries.
Specific pages of the Health Research website are devoted to Biotechnology, Tools and Technologies, Large-scale data gathering & Systems Biology, Medical Research, Infectious diseases, Public Health and Innovative Medicines Initiative.
Dedicated focus pages explore Personalised medicine, Child health, Human development and ageing, SME participation, international cooperation, Clinical trials and ethics in EU research.
Each year the Commission publishes calls for proposals to which researchers can apply for collaborative research grants.
The European Commission implements a thorough and transparent evaluation process to identify proposals worthy of funding. The process is firmly grounded in the principle of access for all and the codes of fairness, impartiality, confidentiality, efficiency and ethics.