Horizon 2020 Pre-Award Blog

The need for flexibility in patient recruitment Generally speaking, patient recruitment plans must be flexible enough to accommodate the potentially-changing availability of the patients, and enable the recruitment of the full patient quota needed for the trial. It is not always possible to predict how…

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Sub-contracting – the odd one out In Horizon 2020 projects, core activities cannot be sub-contracted. When it comes to peripheral activities, although it is possible to assign work to sub-contractors (while ensuring “best value for money”), it is still known to be frowned upon by…

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Horizon 2020 has opened its gates to clinical trials. Clinical trials are funded in Horizon 2020 via the Research and Innovation Actions (RIA). The funding via RIA is always to the extent of 100% of the project’s budget. The typical budget in these projects is…

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Why use Unit Cost? In most sponsor-funded clinical trials, industrial or academic, the prevailing payment model for patient recruitment is a ‘per-patient’-based.  The structure of this ‘per-patient’ cost is derived from the clinical trial protocol, to enable competitive patient recruitment. The competitive patient recruitment is…

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The EC requires that in every Horizon 2020 collaborative project, one of the consortium partners will be assigned as the official project coordinator. According to the official EC grant agreement, the project coordinator is defined as a regular beneficiary to the project that holds extra…

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Oversubscription is formed when the supply outgrows the demand. Horizon 2020 suffers from significant oversubscription in most areas, which results in poor success rates. It discourages many from applying, as they believe that due to oversubscription they do not stand a fair chance. There are…

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