New IMI topics under consideration

The following topics are under consideration for inclusion in Calls for proposals to be launched in 2016:
-A European distributed data network (DDN) project to facilitate intra-EU access to, and analysis of, real world data to improve health outcomes for EU patients
Note: topic forms part of the IMI Big Data for Better Outcomes (BD4BO) programme
-Addressing the clinical burden of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI): evaluation of the burden, current practices and set up of a European research platform
Note: topic forms part of the IMI New Drugs for Bad Bugs (ND4BB) programme
-Development of immune tolerance therapies for the treatment of rheumatic diseases
-Data quality in preclinical research and development
-Next generation of electronic translational safety – NEXGETS
-Development and validation of technology enabled, quantitative and sensitive measures of functional decline in people with early stage Alzheimer’s disease (RADAR-AD)
Note: topic forms part of the Remote Assessment of Disease and Relapse (RADAR) programme
-Identification and validation of non-invasive markers across the spectrum of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)
-Joint influenza vaccine effectiveness surveillance (JIVES)