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TOPIC : New concepts in patient stratification

Topic identifier: SC1-PM-02-2017
Publication date: 14 October 2015

Types of action: RIA Research and Innovation action
DeadlineModel:
Opening date:
two-stage
28 July 2016
Deadline:
2nd stage Deadline:
04 October 2016 17:00:00
11 April 2017 17:00:00

Time Zone : (Brussels time)
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Pillar: Societal Challenges
Work Programme Year: H2020-2016-2017
Topic Updates
  • 02 February 2017 13:23

    Generalised feedback for successful applicants after stage 1, with information and tips for preparing the full proposal, is now available under the "Topic conditions and documents" section.

  • 25 January 2017 15:15

    An overview of the evaluation results of the first stage (flash call info) that closed on 04 October 2016 is now available under the "Topic conditions and documents" section.

  • 13 January 2017 09:32

     Please note that Switzerland is now officially associated to the Horizon SC1 as well. Swiss participants are therefore eligible to receive Horizon 2020 SC1 support. Please see details in the note here.

Topic Description
Specific Challenge:

Despite the major advances in understanding disease in the post-genomic era, still a majority of all drugs are effective in only a limited number of patients. From a clinical perspective, implementing knowledge-based decisions on what therapeutics to use for which patients and, if relevant, in which combinations, are extremely challenging. The aspiration to provide more effective therapeutic interventions tailored to the individual or groups of individuals with common molecular phenotypes remains unfulfilled because of the variable response of individuals to such interventions.

Patient stratification aims at grouping patients into disease sub-groups, where the specific pathological processes involved are better defined (clinical/molecular phenotypes). This will lead to the development of targeted therapies, optimizing the intervention to individual patients, thus achieving greater success in treating or curing the patient.

Scope:

Proposals should deliver novel concepts for disease-mechanism based patient stratification to address the needs for stratified or personalised therapeutic interventions. The proposals should integrate multidimensional and longitudinal data and harness the power of -omics, including pharmacogenomics, systems biomedicine approaches, network analysis and of computational modelling. The new concepts of stratification should be validated in pre-clinical and clinical studies taking into account sex and gender differences. Applicants are encouraged to actively involve patient associations. The proposals should consider regulatory aspects of clinical practice and commercialisation opportunities. Proposals should focus on complex diseases having high prevalence and high economic impact.

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU of between EUR 4 and 6 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:
  • New models for patient stratification to inform clinical decision making.
  • Accelerate the translation of biomedical and clinical research results to medical use.
  • Increased cost-effectiveness of the novel concepts in comparison to already established practices.
  • Increased research and innovation opportunities in this innovative industries-driven field, particularly small or medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).
Cross-cutting Priorities:

Gender

Topic conditions and documents

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.
    Note also that a number of non-EU/non-Associated Countries that are not automatically eligible for funding have made specific provisions for making funding available for their participants in some Horizon 2020 topics (to check funding conditions, follow the links to Australia, BrazilCanadaChina, Hong Kong & MacauIndiaJapan, Republic of Korea, Mexico, Russia, Taiwan, USA*).
    *Note that US participants in projects under the Horizon 2020 "Health, Demographic Change and Wellbeing" Societal Challenge are automatically eligible for EU-funding according to the provisions in the relevant work programme


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

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

     
  3. Evaluation

    3.1  Evaluation criteria and procedure, scoring and threshold: described in part H of the General Annexes of the General Work Programme, with the following exceptions: The thresholds for each criterion in the second stage of a two-stage call will be 4, 4 and 3. The cumulative threshold will be 12.

    3.2 Submission and evaluation process: Guide to the submission and evaluation process

          
  4. Indicative timetable for evaluation and grant agreement:

    Information on the outcome of two-stage evaluation:
        For stage 1: maximum 3 months from the deadline for submission.
        For stage 2: maximum 5 months from the deadline for submission.
    Signature of grant agreements: maximum 8 months from the deadline for submission..

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

    Research and Innovation Action:

    Specific provisions and funding rates
    Standard proposal template
    Specific evaluation form
    H2020 General MGA -Multi-Beneficiary
    Annotated Grant Agreement

    Essential information for clinical studies

     
  6. Additional provisions:

    Horizon 2020 budget flexibility

    Classified information

     
  7. Open access must be granted to all scientific publications resulting from Horizon 2020 actions.

    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.

    Open access to research data
    The Open Research Data Pilot has been extended to cover all Horizon 2020 topics for which the submission is opened on 26 July 2016 or later. Projects funded under this topic will therefore by default provide open access to the research data they generate, except if they decide to opt-out under the conditions described in annex L of the Work Programme. Projects can opt-out at any stage, that is both before and after the grant signature.

    Note that the evaluation phase proposals will not be evaluated more favourably because they plan to open or share their data, and will not be penalised for opting out.

    Open research data sharing applies to the data needed to validate the results presented in scientific publications. Additionally, projects can choose to make other data available open access and need to describe their approach in a Data Management Plan.

    - Projects need to create a Data Management Plan (DMP), except if they opt-out of making their research data open access. A first version of the DMP must be provided as an early deliverable within six months of the project and should be updated during the project as appropriate. The Commission already provides guidance documents, including a template for DMPs.

    - Eligibility of costs: costs related to data management and data sharing are eligible for reimbursement during the project duration.

    The legal requirements for projects participating in this pilot are in the article 29.3 of the Model Grant Agreement.

     
  8. Additional documents:

    H2020 Work Programme 2016-17: Health, demographic change and wellbeing

    H2020 Work Programme 2016-17: Dissemination, Exploitation and Evaluation

    H2020 Work Programme 2016-17: General Annexes

    Legal basis: Horizon 2020 - Regulation of Establishment

    Legal basis: Horizon 2020 Rules for Participation

    Legal basis: Horizon 2020 Specific Programme

 

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