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Health Co-ordination activities

H2020-HCO-2014Sub call of: H2020-HCO-2014-2015
Opening Date 11-12-2013 Deadline Date 15-04-2014 17:00:00 (Brussels local time)
Publication date 11-12-2013 Total Call Budget €40,000,000
Programme Horizon 2020
Status Closed Main Pillar Societal Challenges
OJ reference OJ C 361 of 11 December 2013

Topic: ERA-NET: Systems medicine to address clinical needs HCO-09-2014

Specific challenge: The rise of genomics and the accumulation of large amounts of data potentially provide medicine with many new opportunities. With this abundance of different types of data has come the realisation that a full understanding of disease processes requires research that integrates and interprets data at the system level.

Through the seventh framework programme, co-ordination action CaSyM[1], health research funders, clinicians, researchers, medical educators and industry, have agreed a road map that prioritises areas where a systems approach is needed to address clinical questions and solve clinical problems. EU policy makers also recognise the need for systems medicine in the drive to make personalised medicine a reality (Commission draft report on use of –omics technologies in the development of personalised medicine).

Scope: Proposals should aim to coordinate national and regional programmes for research in the area of systems medicine. Proposals should implement a transnational call with EU co-funding, resulting in grants to third parties, with a view to support multinational innovative research initiatives on the research priorities identified in the CaSyM action.

Proposals should demonstrate the expected impact on national and transnational programmes as well as the leverage effect on European research and competitiveness, and should plan the development of key indicators for supporting this.

Proposals should implement other joint activities including training and additional joint calls without EU co-funding.

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU of a minimum of EUR 5 million would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.


Expected impact: This ERA-NET will:

  • improve cooperation and synergies between national and regional efforts, including mutual opening of national programmes,
  • suggest new paths for clinical research aiming at delivering better prevention and more efficient and personalised therapies throughout life
  • support the European Policy for the development of personalised medicine
  • improve knowledge of health and disease focussed on helping clinical decision making
  • make best use of national and EU funding in relevant areas of research and ensure better use of limited resources
  • develop training activities and European curriculum for systems medicine

Type of action: ERA-NET Co-fund


Please read carefully all provisions below before the preparation of your application.

1. List of countries and applicable rules for funding: described in part A of the General Annexes of the General Work Programme.

In recognition of the opening of the US National Institutes of Health’s programmes to European researchers, any legal entity established in the United States of America is eligible to receive Union funding to support its participation in projects supported under all topics in calls under the Societal Challenge ‘Health, demographic change and well-being’.

2. Eligibility and admissibility conditions: described in part B and C of the General Annexes of the General Work Programme

3. Evaluation

3.1 Evaluation criteria and procedure, scoring and threshold: described in part H of the General Annexes of the General Work Programme

3.2 Guide to the submission and evaluation process

4. Proposal page limits and layout: Please refer to Part B of the standard proposal template.

5. Indicative timetable for evaluation and grant agreement:
Information on the outcome of one-stage evaluation: maximum 5 months from the final date for submission.
Signature of grant agreements: maximum 3 months from the date of informing successful applicants.

6. Provisions, proposal templates and evaluation forms for the type(s) of action(s) under this topic:

ERANET Cofund:

Specific provisions and funding rates
Standard proposal template (administrative forms and structure of technical annex)
Standard evaluation form
Annotated Model Grant Agreement

7. Additional provisions:

Horizon 2020 budget flexibility

Classified information

8. Open access must be granted to all scientific publications resulting from Horizon 2020 actions, and proposals must refer to measures envisaged. Where relevant, proposals should also provide information on how the participants will manage the research data generated and/or collected during the project, such as details on what types of data the project will generate, whether and how this data will be exploited or made accessible for verification and re-use, and how it will be curated and preserved.


Additional documents

You can download the same documents as one zip file from the call page

  • Legal basis - Specific Programme H2020 en
  • WP H2020 - 1. Introduction en
  • WP H2020 - 8. Health, demographic change and wellbeing en
  • Legal basis - Framework Programme H2020 en
  • Legal basis - Rules for Participation en
  • WP H2020 - 19. General Annexes en
  • FAQ en
  • A guide to ICT-related activities in WP2014-15 en
  • Information document about GloPID-R - draft charter en

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