As soon as the Board of Directors has given the go-ahead, the call for proposals will be published on the IMI website and on the financing and tendering portal. All stakeholders from the scientific, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), SMEs, patient associations, regulators, health technology assessment bodies, etc., are invited to form consortia and submit a brief proposal on the funding and tender portal in response to the call for proposals. At this stage, candidates should not normally include EFPIA or imi companies in their consortium. As a general rule, the filing period is about three months after the start of the appeal.  “IMI 2 JU is a public-private partnership created as a `joint enterprise` between the EU and the European Association of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA). “Both are represented in the same way on the Board of Directors, the main decision-making body of IMI 2 JU.” See europa.eu/european-union/about-eu/agencies/imi2_en. Model consortium agreement that describes different types of access rights. The grant agreement defines the relationship between the project and IMI. In addition to a detailed description of the project, the grant agreement includes such elements as the duration and budget of the project, details of eligible costs, the role of third parties, rules on the presentation of project results and cost submission, intellectual property, dissemination and communication, and the roles and responsibilities of the various partners. There is a standard model for Grant`s agreement. Model consortium agreements for MSCA-ITN are also available for the first time in the Horizon 2020 programme.
These projects were developed by the National Working Group (Bundesarbeitskreis) of EU Advisers in German Universities and Higher Education Institutions (BAK) and by the League of European Research Universities (LERU). Both models are based on LESCA. The consortium agreement governs the relationship between the project partners. It is signed by all partners and addresses issues such as project governance, accountability and intellectual property. There is no fixed model for the consortium agreement, as it should be tailored to the needs of each project. An example developed by EFPIA shows what a consortium agreement might look like.