Project communications

Communicating about an IHI or IMI project? Find out about the rules you need to follow and get advice on best practice.

Communication is an important activity for IHI and IMI (Innovative Medicines Initiative) projects, a fact that is recognised in the legislation creating these partnerships and the Grant Agreements. To help our projects follow the rules and communicate effectively from start to finish, we have created communication guides - one for IHI projects, and one for IMI projects. The guides covering the following points.

The rules you should follow to acknowledge IMI or IHI support correctly - All project communication products must acknowledge the support received from IHI, IMI2 or IMI1 through the use of the appropriate logos, an acknowledgement, and a disclaimer.

Advice on project communications - Our communications guides include tips on project communications gathered from experts in the field, including advice on how to get started, how to announce your launch, and how keep communications aligned in a large consortium.

Information on how the IHI Programme Office can support you in your communications - We are always keen to promote our projects' successes and activities, so please inform us of your news and plans. The guides include guidance on the kinds of things we are interested in, and the channels we use to promote our projects.

Avoiding confusion between IMI and IHI

The legislation creating IHI replaces the legislation behind IMI, so from a practical point of view this means that the IHI Programme Office continues to manage all IMI projects. However, IMI projects are still IMI projects, not IHI projects, and if you are working on an IMI project, you should continue to acknowledge IMI (and the EU and EFPIA plus Associated Partners for projects that have them) in all project communications, as set out in the grant agreements. Do not use the IHI logo or refer to yourselves as IHI projects.

IHI project communication resources

If you need the IHI logo or our partners' logos in different formats to those provided, please contact us at the address give in the communications guide.

IMI project communication resources