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Updated! Draft topic texts for IHI calls 4 and 5

The topics cover subjects as diverse as cutting animal testing in research, sustainability in healthcare, rare diseases, and equitable access to clinical research.

12 July 2023
Woman looking down a microscope in the lab. Image by Gorodenkoff via Shutterstock
Image by Gorodenkoff via Shutterstock

The following topics are under consideration for inclusion in the next IHI calls for proposals, which we plan to launch by end of July. Updated versions of the draft topic texts are published on the Future opportunities page of the website.

Two-stage topics (IHI call 4)

  • Expanding translational knowledge in minipigs: a path to reduce and replace non-human primates in non-clinical safety assessment
  • Patient-centric blood sample collection to enable decentralised clinical trials and improve access to healthcare
  • Inclusive clinical studies for equitable access to clinical research in Europe
  • Establishing novel approaches to improve clinical trials for rare and ultra-rare diseases 
  • Safe & sustainable by design (SSbD) packaging and single use device solutions for healthcare products
  • Sustainable circular development and manufacturing of healthcare products and their quantitative environmental impact assessment

Single-stage topics (IHI call 5)

  • Accelerating the implementation of new approach methodologies and other innovative non-animal approaches for the development, testing and production of health technologies
  • Development and proof of principle of new clinical applications of theranostics solutions
  • Improved prediction, detection, and treatment approaches for comprehensive stroke management
  • Maximising the potential of synthetic data generation in healthcare applications

The topics are currently under consultation with the IHI Governing Board. They may therefore change between the versions published here and the call launch, and applicants should check the final, approved topic texts once the calls are officially launched.

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All information regarding future IHI call topics is indicative and subject to change. Final information about future IHI calls will be communicated after approval by the IHI Governing Board.