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The expressions of interest should enable the European 5. Expressions of interest must be received by the European
Commission to select topics of strategic importance that Commission not later than 5 p.m. (Brussels local time) on 9
may be suitable for support through the mechanism of an February 2001 (1) at the following address:
integrated project. The Commission reserves the right to
modify, merge or subdivide the topics submitted. European Commission
‘Quality of life and management of living resources’
programme
Call Qol-2001-CEI8
A dedicated open call for proposals for integrated projects Directorate-General for Research
on no more than five topics will be published in the Official Square De Meeßs/De Meeßs Plein 8
Journal of the European Communities. Only up to three inte- B-1050 Brussels.
grated projects might be granted a Community contribution.
6. In all correspondence relating to this call (e.g. when
requesting information or submitting an expression of
interest) please make sure to cite the relevant call identifier:
Each integrated project will cluster within it a number of QoL-2001-CEI8.
RTD projects, coordination projects (concerted actions
and/or thematic networks) and host training fellowships, In submitting an expression of interest proposers accept the
under a common integrated management structure. The procedures and conditions as described in this call and in
RTD projects should perform groundbreaking research. the documents to which it refers.
The coordination projects are intended to act as a federating
force within the field, creating synergy with and between The European Community pursues an equal opportunities
national programmes. The host fellowships should provide policy and, in this context, women are particularly
opportunities for training young researchers at Europe’s top encouraged to either submit expressions of interest or to
centres in the field, both in academics and in industry. Each be involved in their submission.
integrated project should encompass all three of these
elements. (Information relating to integrated projects can (1) Users of courier services that ask for the recipient’s telephone
be found on the web address mentioned in point 3.) number should give the following number (32-2) 296 30 45.

Call for proposals for RTD actions under the specific programme for research, technological
development and demonstration on ‘Quality of life and management of living resources’ (1998
to 2002)

Call identifier: QoL-2001-3


(2000/C 324/11)

1. In accordance with the Decision of the European Parliament indirect actions referred to in this call notice correspond to
and of the Council of 22 December 1998, concerning the those described in the work programme.
fifth framework programme of the European Community
for research, technological development and demonstration 2. This call relates to proposals, specified under point 4 of this
(RTD) activities for the period 1998 to 2002 (1) (hereinafter call, called by a fixed deadline following which evaluation
referred to as the fifth framework programme), and with the will take place. Proposals not having met this deadline will
Council Decision of 25 January 1999, adopting the specific not be considered under this call notice.
programme for research, technological development and
demonstration on ‘Quality of life and management of
living resources’ (1998 to 2002) (2) (hereinafter referred to Proposals are invited to be submitted in one step.
as the specific programme), the European Commission
hereby invites proposals for indirect RTD actions under 3. The specific programme is implemented notably through
the specific programme. indirect RTD actions as provided for in Annexes II and IV
of the fifth framework programme and in Annex III of the
In conformity with Article 5 of the specific programme, a specific programme.
work programme (3), specifying detailed objectives and RTD
priorities and an indicative timetable for their implemen- Evaluation and selection criteria and modalities relevant to
tation, was drawn up by the European Commission to this call are given in the fifth framework programme, the
serve as the basis for implementing the specificprogramme. specific programme, the Council Decision of 22 December
The objectives, priorities, indicative budget and types of 1998, concerning the rules for the participation of under-
takings, research centres and universities and for the
(1) OJ L 26, 1.2.1999, p. 1. dissemination of research results for the implementation
of the fifth framework programme (4) (hereinafter referred
(2) OJ L 64, 12.3.1999, p. 1.
(3) Commission Decision C(1999) 252 of 4 March 1999 as last
modified by the Decision C(2000) 3301 of 14 November 2000. (4) OJ L 26, 1.2.1999, p. 46.
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to as the rules for participation and dissemination), and the later than 5 p.m. (Brussels local time) on the applicable
work programme. The fifth framework programme manual closing date (see Annex). The unmodified proposal file
of proposal evaluation procedures (1), along with its annex must be received electronically not later than 48 hours
on this specific programme, and the Commission Regu- after expiry of the deadline.
lation on the implementation of the rules for participation
and dissemination (2), provide further details. — Prepared on the paper forms distributed with the
information package or made by the proposal prep-
Information on these rules and on how to prepare and aration tool and then printed out by the coordinator.
submit proposals is given in the guide for proposers,
which can be obtained, along with the work programme
and other information relating to this call, from the To be receivable, proposals submitted on paper must be
European Commission using one of the following addresses: received by the Commission not later than 5 p.m.
(Brussels local time) on the applicable closing date (3)
European Commission (see Annex) at the following address:
Quality of Life Info-desk
SDME 9/34 ‘Quality of life and management of living resources’
Rue de la Loi/Wetstraat 200 programme
B-1049 Brussels Research Proposals Office
E-mail: quality-of-life@cec.eu.int Square FrŁre-Orban 8/FrŁre-Orbanplein 8
Fax (32-2) 299 18 60 B-1000 Brussels.
Web: http://www.cordis.lu/life
Important notice: The above constitutes a change with
4. Those eligible to participate in indirect RTD actions under respect to previous calls where deadlines applied to
the specific programme are hereby invited to submit submission. Deadlines now apply to receipt by the
proposals for research and technological development Commission.
projects, demonstration projects, combined RTD/demon-
stration projects, thematic networks and concerted actions Proposers are requested to use only one of the methods
that address the following parts of the work programme: described above, by which to submit proposals, and to
submit only one version of any given proposal. In the
See the Annex to the present call. case of an eligible proposal being received in both paper
and electronic formats, only the electronic version will be
When submitting a proposal for an RTD project, a demon-
stration project, a combined project, or a concerted action, considered.
proposers may include an application for a Bursary for young
researcher from developing countries. Further information on 6. In all correspondence relating to this call (e.g. when
this scheme is given in the guide to proposers. requesting information or submitting a proposal) please
make sure to cite the relevant call identifier: QoL-2001-3.
5. Proposers are encouraged to prepare proposals with a
software tool (the proposal preparation tool — ProTool) In submitting a proposal, either on paper or electronically,
which is available from the Commission via the Internet proposers accept the procedures and conditions as described
(http://www.cordis.lu/fp5/protool), by electronic mail or on in this call and in the documents to which it refers.
CD-ROM. It will help them prepare the administrative and
technical information required. All proposals received by the European Commission will be
treated in strict confidence.
Proposals may be sent in one of two ways:

— Made by the proposal preparation tool and sent elec- According to the rules for participation and dissemination
tronically, by use of a sealing mechanism, including and the European Commission regulation for implementing
encryption and server uploading or electronic mail. them, Member States and associated States may have access,
on presentation of a reasoned request, to useful knowledge
The coordinator must request a digital certificate from which is relevant to policy-making. This knowledge must
the Commission’s certification authority for electronic have been generated by those RTD actions supported as a
signature of the proposal file. When the proposal has result of this call.
been finalised, it is then ‘sealed’ and a short validation
file (‘fingerprint’) is created. The European Community pursues an equal opportunities
policy and, in this context, women are particularly
The validation file, which identifies the proposal file encouraged to either submit proposals or to be involved
uniquely, must be sent (electronically or by fax) not in their submission.

(1) Commission Decision C(1999) 710 of 24 March 1999. The new


version of the ‘Manual of proposal evaluation procedures’ can be
obtained from the following website:
http://www.cordis.lu/fp5/src/evalman.htm (3) Users of courier services that ask for the recipient’s telephone
(2) OJ L 122, 12.5.1999, p. 9. number should give the following number: (32-2) 298 42 06.
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ANNEX

EN
Type of action open
TYPE OF ACTIVITY (RTD: research and technological Development projects
Indicative budget available per
Deadlines for submitting DP: demonstration projects
activity per deadline in millions
proposals CD: combined RTD/demonstration projects
of euro (1)
Key action TN: thematic networks
CA: concerted actions)
All types of actions are open if the proposals stem
Title Area 28 February 15 March 18 October 28 February 15 March 18 October from exploratory awards

1. Food, nutrition and 1.3. Research into the role of food in promoting and

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health sustaining health [. . .] 29 × RTD, DP, CD, TN, CA

2. Control of infectious 2.1. Development of 2.1.1. New vaccination RTD, DP, CD, TN, CA
diseases improved or novel strategies ×
[. . .] vaccines 2.1.2. Discovery phase
and pre-clinical × RTD, DP, CD, TN, CA
development [. . .]
2.1.3. Clinical DP for early clinical testing (phases I and II).
evaluation of × CA and TN for clinical trial (phases III and IV)
vaccines
2.2. Strategies to 2.2.1. Treatment of and
identify and control protection against RTD, DP, CD, TN, CA and for early clinical
infectious diseases human and 82 × testing (phases I and II) only DP
animal infectious
diseases
2.2.2. Anti-microbial
drug resistance RTD, DP, CD, TN, CA
and changes in ×
virulence
2.2.3. Diagnostics tests
for humans and × RTD, DP, CD, TN, CA
animals
2.3. Aspects of public healt and care delivery systems × RTD, DP, CD, TN, CA

3. The ‘Cell factory’ 3.1. Improving the 3.1.1. Development of DP


diagnostic and new diagnostics ×
therapeutic arsenal 3.1.2. Therapeutic
for health care × RTD, DP, CD, TN, CA. For clinical trials (phases
substances
I and II) only DP. For clinical trials networks
3.1.3. Therapeutic 41 99 × (phases III and IV) only CA and TN

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strategies
3.1.4. Novel in-vitro RTD, DP, CD, TN, CA
testing [. . .] ×
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Type of action open
TYPE OF ACTIVITY (RTD: research and technological Development projects
Indicative budget available per
Deadlines for submitting DP: demonstration projects
activity per deadline in millions
proposals CD: combined RTD/demonstration projects
of euro (1)
Key action TN: thematic networks
CA: concerted actions)
All types of actions are open if the proposals stem
Title Area 28 February 15 March 18 October 28 February 15 March 18 October from exploratory awards

EN
3.2. Improving 3.2.1. New bioprocesses
environmental for industrial
sustainability efficiency, to × DP
avoid
pollution [. . .]

3.2.2. Bioassays and RTD, DP, CD, TN, CA


biosensors ×

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3.2.3. Biodegradation of
recalcitrant RTD, DP, CD, TN, CA
chemicals and ×
bioremediation

3.2.4. Biodiversity [. . .] RTD, DP, CD, TN, CA


×

3.2.5. [. . .] safe use of


new biomolecules
and bioprocesses, RTD, DP, CD, TN, CA
for identifying ×
recombinant
organisms [. . .]

3.3. New 3.3.1. Exploiting the


bio(techno)logical cellular [. . .] for RTD, DP, CD, TN, CA
processes/products new nano- and × ×
[. . .] microtechnologies

3.3.2. High value-added DP


products [. . .] ×

3.3.3. Functional
biomolecules and × RTD, DP, CD, TN, CA
biocatalysts

3.3.4. [. . .] metabolic
and genetic × RTD, DP, CD, TN, CA
diversity [. . .]

4. Environment and All areas RTD, DP, CD, TN, CA. Only TN and CA for

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health carcinogenic effects linked to EMF (RF)
29 × radiation and cellular phones
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Type of action open
TYPE OF ACTIVITY (RTD: research and technological Development projects
Indicative budget available per
Deadlines for submitting DP: demonstration projects
activity per deadline in millions
proposals CD: combined RTD/demonstration projects
of euro (1)
Key action TN: thematic networks
CA: concerted actions)
All types of actions are open if the proposals stem
Title Area 28 February 15 March 18 October 28 February 15 March 18 October from exploratory awards

EN
5. Sustainable All areas
agriculture, fisheries 121 × RTD, DP, CD, TN, CA
and forestry [. . .]

6. The ageing 6.1. Age-related illnesses and health problems TN, CA. In addition, for visual and auditory
population impairement, co-morbidity, depression and
incontinence RTD and DP with the exception
× for clinical trials (phases I and II) for which DP,
CA and TN may be supported and for clinical
trials (phases III and IV) for which CA and TN

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may be suppented

6.2. Determinants of healthy ageing [. . .] RTD, CA, TN with the exception for clinical
trials (phases I and II) for which DP, CA and
× TN may be supported and for clinical trials
(phases III and IV) for which CA and TN may
42 be supported
6.3. Demographic and social policy aspects of
population ageing × RTD, CA, TN

6.4. Coping with functional limitations in old age RTD, CA, TN, DP with the exception for
clinical trials (phases I and II) for which DP,
× CA and TN may be supported and for
clinical trials (phases III and IV) for which CA
and TN may be supported

6.5. Health and social care services to older people × RTD, DP, CA, TN

7. Chronic and 7.2. [. . .] therapies and diagnostic methods [. . .] RTD, DP, CD, TN, CA. Except for clinical trials
degenerative diseases × (phases III and IV) only RTD
[. . .]
7.3. Optimised use of databases, registries, reagents
and sample banks × RTD, TN, CA

8. Reserarch into 8.3. [. . .] novel expression systems, model organisms, CA, TN and for research into genomes of
genomes and mutant, transgenic and hybrid organisms × microbiol organisms, plants and farm animals
diseases of genetic also RTD
origin 126 (2)
8.4. [. . .] underpinning biochemistry, biophysical,
statistical and computational approaches × CA, TN

9. Neurosciences 9.3. Brain development, disorders and repair [. . .] RTD, DP, CD, TN, CA. Except for clinical trials

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× (phases I and II) only DP
9.4. Behaviour, cognition and functional mapping of RTD, DP, CD, TN, CA
the brain ×
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Type of action open
TYPE OF ACTIVITY (RTD: research and technological Development projects
Indicative budget available per
Deadlines for submitting DP: demonstration projects
activity per deadline in millions
proposals CD: combined RTD/demonstration projects
of euro (1)
Key action TN: thematic networks
CA: concerted actions)
All types of actions are open if the proposals stem
Title Area 28 February 15 March 18 October 28 February 15 March 18 October from exploratory awards

10. Public health and

EN
All areas
health services × RTD, DP, CD, TN, CA
reserach
11. Research relating to 7.2. All areas
persons with × RTD, DP, CD, TN, CA
disabilities
12. Bioethics All areas RTD, DP, CD, TN, CA
× ×
13. Socio-economic All areas 7

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evaluation of
life sciences and × × RTD, DP, CD, TN, CA
health
care technologies

(1) It is envisaged to publish jointly with the programme ‘Environment and sustainable development’ a dedicated call regarding ‘endocrine disruptors’ (this may influence the budgetary amounts available for this call).
(2) Part of this amount will also be used for the dedicated call QoL-2001-DC8 on area 8.5 with deadline on 18 October 2001.

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