Call for proposals - Innovative Medicines Initiative - 5th Call - Stage 1 IMI-JU-5-2012 Closed!


The Innovative Medicines Initiative Joint Undertaking (IMI JU) is a unique pan-European public private partnership aiming to foster collaboration between all relevant stakeholders including large and small biopharmaceutical and healthcare companies, regulators, academia, and patients. The aim of IMI is to support pre-competitive pharmaceutical research and development (R&D) to foster the development of safe and more effective medicines for patients through removing identified bottlenecks in the drug development process, and to enhance Europe’s competitiveness by ensuring that its biopharmaceutical sector remains a dynamic high-technology sector.

The IMI 5th Call for proposals 2012 consists of one Theme: the European Lead Factory, which comprises two topics:

  • European Screening Centre
  • Joint European Compound Collection


European Screening Centre:

The establishment of a European Screening Centre responsible for:

  • (i) managing the logistic processes around the compound library;
  • (ii) managing the data transfer of confidential information according to the ‘honest data broker concept’;
  • (iii) development and/or adaptation of target or pathway-specific bioassays for HTS;
  • (iv) performing HTS campaigns for publicly-sponsored projects;
  • (v) generating a suite of generic tests for follow-up studies ensuring a stringent hit selection process;
  • (vi) supporting all projects, private and public, in all aspects of data analysis and project management;
  • (vii) providing directly, or through associated partners, initial medicinal chemistry support, i.e. analytics, re-synthesis, limited hit expansion.

The Joint European Compound Collection:

Within the framework of this project, it is intended to establish a unique, comprehensive, and high quality compound collection for HTS within the European Screening Centre comprising two parts, i.e. the Pharma Consortium Collection and the Public Compound Collection.

European community funding

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

  • 89,00 Million EUR (Orientation of the budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 16 May 2012 - 9 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call fiche IMI-JU-5-2012 (Guidelines for applicants)

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 Union (EU)

Directorate-Generale responsible

Directorate-General for Research

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