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TOPIC : European Health Data Network (EHDN)

Topic identifier: IMI2-2017-12-04
Publication date: 19 July 2017

Types of action: IMI2-RIA Research and Innovation action
DeadlineModel:
Opening date:
two-stage
19 July 2017
Deadline:
2nd stage Deadline:
24 October 2017 17:00:00
16 May 2018 17:00:00

Time Zone : (Brussels time)
  Horizon 2020
Topic Description
Specific Challenge:

Healthcare data are very fragmented. Even data within one healthcare centre are typically spread across different repositories. Across entities, different standards are used to code diagnosis, lab results, drugs or procedures. In most healthcare systems, a majority of the core clinical data is buried in unstructured (text) notes, making data analysis even more challenging.

The EHDN will provide a harmonised model to address the structural heterogeneity and the use of different coding standards, expediting efficiencies in the research process

Besides the technical heterogeneity amongst data sources, a similar diversity in governance processes to perform studies using data collected by healthcare providers, can be seen.

The EHDN will specifically seek to provide a pragmatic governance framework that can be used to accommodate cross-centre studies, within the confines of societal parameters that manage data use in the EU.

Scope:

The first goal of the EHDN is to ‘reduce to practice’ the approaches pioneered in these earlier research projects and develop a standard methodology.

The second goal of EHDN is to help mature both the supply side and the demand side of this ‘health data eco-system’ in compliance with robust privacy and ethics governance.

The third goal of EHDN is to stimulate development of new and augmented health services through available and expanded technologies, in the interest of health outcomes.

Expected Impact:

The EHDN project aims to improve Europe's (technical) capabilities to undertake systematic health outcomes research at an unprecedented scale across the entire region..

The aim of the EHDN is to not just create a network of data providers that are making data available, but also to facilitate further research that will allow these data providers to gain additional value while working towards a value based outcome mandate.

Data providers should find it easier to also participate in other future research studies.

This project should therefore also result in an increased use of outcomes based models in actual healthcare delivery and regulatory/HTA decision making

Cross-cutting Priorities:

Open Science

Topic conditions and documents

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

The IMI2 12th Call for proposals topic text as well as the Call Conditions are available here

1. List of countries and applicable rules for funding: described in article 10(2) of Regulation N° 1290/2013 of 11 December 2013 laying down the rules for participation and dissemination in Horizon 2020 and in article 1 of the Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) N° 622/2014 of 14 February 2014.

2. Eligibility and admissibility conditions: described in the IMI2 Manual for evaluation, submission and grant award See also the Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) N° 622/2014 of 14 February 2014.

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

3. Evaluation

Submission and evaluation process, including evaluation criteria and procedure, scoring and threshold are described in the IMI2 Manual for submission, evaluation and grant award. See also the proposal templates for your specific action in section 5, below.

4. Indicative timetable for evaluation and grant agreement:

Notification of outcomes of stage 1 evaluations: Maximum 5 months from deadline for submitting proposals.
Notification of outcomes of stage 2 evaluations: Maximum 5 months from deadline for submitting full proposals.

Signature of grant agreements: maximum 3 months from the date of informing successful applicants.

5. Provisions, proposal templates and evaluation forms:

IMI2 Research and Innovation Action (IMI2-RIA) and (IMI2-IA):

Proposal templates are available after entering the submission tool

Standard evaluation form 

IMI2 Model Grant Agreement

Clinical trial template – the Clinical Trial template is compulsory at stage 2 only !

6. Additional provisions:
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.

This topic participates per default in the open access to research data pilot which aims to improve and maximise access to and re-use of research data generated by projects:

- The pilot applies to the data needed to validate the results presented in scientific publications. Additionally, projects can choose to make other data available for open access and need to describe their approach in a Data Management Plan (to be provided within six months after the project start).

- Note that the evaluation phase proposals will not be evaluated more favourably because they are part of the Pilot, and will not be penalised for opting out of the Pilot.

- Projects can at any stage opt-out of the pilot.

The legal requirements for projects participating in this pilot are in the article 29.3 of the Model Grant Agreement.
Further information on the Open Research Data Pilot is made available in the H2020 Online Manual: http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/docs/h2020-funding-guide/cross-cutting-issues/open-access-dissemination_en.htm 

7. Additional documents:

Summary of the most relevant provisions for participating in IMI2 actions

IMI2 Annual Work Plan 2017 

IMI2 Regulators Guidance tool for researchers 

IMI JU derogation to H2020 Rules for Participation  

Horizon 2020 Rules for Participation 

Horizon 2020 Regulation of Establishment

Horizon 2020 Specific Programme 

 

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Type of Action Research and Innovation action [IMI2-RIA]
Topic European Health Data Network (EHDN) - IMI2-2017-12-04
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