Call for proposals under the Annual Implementation Plan 2008 of the IMI Joint Undertaking IMI Closed!


The IMI Joint Undertaking shall contribute to the implementation of the Seventh Framework Programme and in particular the
Theme ‘Health’ of the Specific Programme Cooperation implementing the Seventh Framework Programme. It shall have the objective of significantly improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the drug development process with the longterm
aim that the pharmaceutical sector produce more effective and safer innovative medicines.


  • Improving the prediction of the safety and the efficacy of new drugs, especially in the early development phases before clinical trials begin.
  • Tackling the waste of resources caused by the current duplication of research efforts, both in the private and public sector, through the use of jointly developed knowledge management systems.
  • Bridging skills gaps by providing training to ensure that the skills of professionals match those required by the pharmaceutical research sector.
  • Providing a focal point for developing the required synergies by enabling cooperation between research initiated by the IMI JU and national and European activities, thus contributing to the establishment of the European Research Area in this sector.

European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the call for proposals is:

  • 295,20 Million EUR (Orientation of the budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 15 July 2008 - 13 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Useful documents

  • Call for proposals - IMI Joint Undertaking (Legal base)

Organisations eligible to participate

Opened to the following bodies or institutes with legal status established in the covered areas:

  • Any legal organisation

Covered areas

Bodies or institutes must have their registered legal seat in one of the countries taking part in the Programme which are:

  • European Economic Area (EEA)
  • European Union (EU)
  • Candidate Countries
  • European Free Trade Association (EFTA)
  • Third countries

Directorate-Generale responsible

Directorate-General for Research

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