New to IMI?
How to manage my authority in IMI
The following documents will help you handle your tasks and answer questions that might arise during the day-to-day management of your authority:
How to handle information requests
All standard flows of IMI requests – sending, accepting, answering or forwarding requests – are explained in a brief set of PowerPoint slides.
Below you can find some tips and tricks that can be useful when handling information requests:
- How to use machine translation
- How to print out a report
- How to split requests
- How to copy requests
- How to send a message concerning a request
In order to facilitate the information exchange between two competent authorities in different countries, IMI makes use of pre-translated questions you can ask your counterpart as well as the possible answers.
These so called
My tasks as an access manager
My tasks as a coordinator
Using IMI in the legal areas
IMI and the Services Directive
Besides being able to send a request for information to your counterpart, you may:
You can find more in-depth information in the User guide to IMI and the Services Directive
IMI and the e-Commerce Directive
Article 3 contains an obligation to notify certain restrictive measures.
The guidelines on e-Commerce notifications will help you handle this.
IMI and the Patients’ Rights Directive
Patients considering medical treatment in another EU country can ask the relevant public authority to check via IMI a health professional’s right to practice.
The guidelines will help you handle this.
Only registered users can access the Internal Market Information System (IMI).
If you are new to IMI and you want to familiarise yourself with the system, you can use our training system.
To do so, you first need to register.
Your registration request has to be approved by a national IMI coordinator. Only competent authorities can request registration in IMI.