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Call for EC Funded Commissioned Research for SMEs and Public Health Organizations

Support for Vaccine Development

Deadline: Friday 6 May 2016 5:00 p.m. CET

The High Impact project on Advanced Immunization Technologies (ADITEC), funded through the 7th Framework Programme of the European Union, aims to accelerate the development of novel and powerful immunization technologies for the next generation of human vaccines. ADITEC is coordinated by the Sclavo Vaccines Association (SVA): a non-profit organization that strives to ensure long-term sustainability of European vaccine R&D efforts.
ADITEC constitutes an important cornerstone of an expanded vaccine research partnership, geared to boost European research in the field of immunology and vaccinology. It is within this context that ADITEC will give interested vaccine R&D users free access to consortium “in house” available vaccinology expertise and technologies.
By facilitating better coordination among European organizations involved in vaccine research, ADITEC hopes to expand European industry capacity in terms of vaccine R&D and production, thus promoting competitiveness of European health industries and significantly impacting population health in the future.

Commissioned research for European Small and Medium size Enterprises (SME) and Public Health Organizations

The ADITEC project is looking to support SMEs and Public Health Organizations from within or outside the ADITEC consortium in vaccine development work that will result in public health benefit. We are actively seeking research proposals clearly aimed at vaccine development, where specific support can be requested in the areas listed below. These services are offered by current ADITEC consortium partners and are available free of charge to the requesting SME or Public Health Organization, upon approval of the proposal. A total of 670,000 Euros from ADITEC funding was allocated and up to 100 k€ may be requested per project. The ADITEC project will reimburse the service-providing ADITEC partners directly; no funds will be distributed to the SME or public health organization requesting and receiving the service. There will be no cost to the awarded SME or public health organization for the service provided. Resulting IP will be owned by the SME or Public Health Organization receiving the service, and maybe shared with the ADITEC partner(s) performing the research. It will be expected that results of the “commissioned research work” will be made available to European users, and the ADITEC support will be acknowledged.

General Application Information

For questions regarding any aspect of the submission process, please contact the ADITEC Project Manager Cristiana Tozzi.  

Eligible Organizations
SME or Public Health Organization established in a European Member State.

Application Process
This form must be completed with any sections not applicable marked as such.  All applications must be completed in English and are not to exceed four pages in length including attachments. Any attachments to your proposal must be submitted in PDF format, filenames must be included in the body of the proposal, and a pdf extension must be used. Applications must be e-mailed, with the “organization’s name and Commissioned Research Call”, in the subject line of the email. Your application will be acknowledged within 72 hours of receipt.

Applications must be successfully received by Laura Pacciarini no later than 5:00 PM CET on Friday 6 May 2016. Under no circumstances will the Management Team accept responsibility for lost emails or consider applications received after the deadline. Applicants are totally responsible for ensuring that their applications are received and acknowledged within the deadline.
Applications will be reviewed in light of the impact relevance for SME’s and Public Health and consistency with the ADITEC programme goals and scientific excellence. In its commitment to adhere to the principles of transparency, fairness and impartiality, the ADITEC’s External Advisory Board will provide their recommendation on the projects to be supported and the selection decision will be taken by the ADITEC Steering Committee.  All applicants will be notified via email of the results of their application upon completion of the selection process.

Other Information
Each recipient entering a support agreement will declare its commitment to deliver the reports and necessary documentation in a Letter of Acceptance which will be issued to the User upon positive evaluation of their proposal.

The following items are mandatory and each recipient accessing the ADITEC support services commits to complying with the following requirements:

  • Selected applicants will be required to sign the ADITEC Funding Agreement where the organization agrees to proceed with the project and grants permission for reports to be posted on the internal section of the ADITEC website.
  • Reporting and Timelines; this will include, but may not be limited to the submission of organizational information to ADITEC or to the EC, a final report and to fill in the impact survey. Failure to provide any report may result in the awardee being billed for the entire cost of providing the services. The purpose of the report is to highlight the scientific output of the services received and shall be included in the ADITEC reports to the EC. The reports may be published on the ADITEC web site, be highlighted in the ADITEC newsletter or other ADITEC publications.
  • Acknowledgement of the ADITEC project must be included in any publications, using the following wording: “The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme [FP7/2007-2013] under Grant Agreement No: 280873 ADITEC”. All Applicants will send full citations and full text PDF copies of all publications resulting from or involving the work carried out under this award to the ADITEC management team. Any subsequent publications or patents created through the support of the EC funded ADITEC project must be communicated to the ADITEC management team.
  • The providers for the animal and human models will collect and submit the necessary documentations to ethical committees and regulatory approvals. If a proposal fails to pass the ethical review the animal study cannot be performed and has no obligation to provide the services.

To apply, please complete this application form.

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