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PPIE CALL

HOW CAN I SUBMIT MY APPLICATION?

The applications have to be submitted via the LBG Calls platform online until 31 October 2021, 5pm CET, under the ink: https://calls.lbg.ac.at/login. We do not accept any other forms of submission (e.g., post, email etc.).

WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR THE PPIE CALL 2021?

All organizations whose main purpose is research (research organisations, universities, universities of applied sciences (FH), and organisations would be typical organisations) as well as civil organisations (e.g. associations or patient organisations etc.) are eligible. Civil organisations have to exist at least one year to be eligible.

Eligibility is not dependent on the type of the organization (e.g. public research organisation, association, COMM.). In unclear cases organizations have to prove their scientific purpose (e.g. statutes etc.).

In any case the organisation has to be placed in Austria.

WHAT TYPE OF ACTIVITIES ARE SUPPORTED?

The call supports the implementation of activities that foster an active and meaningful patient and public involvement in research. Supported activities can include the following:

e.g. Citizens are co-applicants, identify research opportunities, are involved in agenda setting, are members of project advisory and steering groups, co-develop patient information or other materials, undertale interviews with participants or carry out research etc.

Not supported are activities were citizens are only in a passive role or  recipients of information:

e.g. citizens are recruited for clinical trials, completing questionnaires, participate in interviews or focus groups, receive information about research (e.g. via media etc., science festivals etc.).

WHAT COSTS ARE ELIGIBLE FOR THE PPIE CALL 2021?

Following costs are eligible in this call:

  • Honorarium for patients and the public
  • Travel costs for patients and the public, and researchers
  • Subcontracting
  • Other goods and services: e.g., catering, collaboration software, room rent for meetings and workshops, small equipment
  • Subcontracting for third parties
  • Overhead costs up to 20% of all cost categories

Note that personnel costs are not eligible in this call. You may use the overhead costs to cover in-kind contributions from researchers and project coordinators.

WHAT IS THE MAXIMUM PROJECT DURATION AND BUDGET?

You may apply for PPIE activities of min. 6 to max. 12 months with a budget of min. EUR 20.000 to max. EUR 60.000.

DO I NEED COOPERATION PARTNERS TO APPLY FOR THE CALL?

You do not need cooperation partner(s) to submit an application. You may list cooperation partner(s) in your application and/or provide budget for cooperation partner(s) in the cost category ‘subcontracting’.

CAN I APPLY FOR MORE THAN ONE PPIE ACTIVITY?

You may apply for several public involvement activities with the same application. In total, a budget of max. EUR 60.000 can be applied for all PPIE activities planned within the PPIE call 2021.

HOW IS THE APPLICATION BEING EVALUATED?

An independent and external panel of experts consisting of scientific, public experts and young people reviews the applications based on the four assessment criteria. The panel recommends projects the LBG Management Board that decides which projects will be supported.

DO I NEED THE VOTE OF THE ETHICS COMMITTEE?

An ethical vote is in most cases not required for an application in the call, as patients and citizens are active contributors to research. This means, that in the call citizens should not only be in a passive role (e.g. study participants or respondents to surveys) and instead be able to actively shape the way how research is conducted. Nevertheless, there might be mixed cases were an ethical vote might be helpful or even mandatory.

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HOW CAN I GET FEEDBACK ON MY APPLICATION OR PPIE IDEA?

You may consult with the PPIE Team at ppie (at) lbg.ac.at regarding your planned public involvement activities before submitting the application. You may also use the ‘pre-check’ tool (see Support) to self-assess you current PPIE activities.

WHAT KIND OF SUPPORT CAN I EXPECT DURING THE PROJECT?

The PPIE Team supports the implementation of PPIE activities during the project period, for example by facilitating co-creation workshops. Please contact the PPIE Team at ppie (at) lbg.ac.at if you need assistance in planning or conducting public involvement activities. You can also find PPIE resources, e.g. guidelines, videos and training materials, on our Website under ‘Resources’.

HOW CAN THE PPIE COMMUNITY LEARN FORM EACH OTHER?

The PPIE Team established a peer network of all successful PPIE projects and interested researchers and citizens. The peer networks exchanges their leaning, challenges and opportunities of implementing public involvement in research on a regular bases. If you are interested to join the network, please contact the PPIE Team at ppie (at) lbg.ac.at.

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE IN THE PEER NETWORK

We want to foster exchange and learning between as many stakeholders as possible and establish a sustainable framework in which PPIE activities can evolve. Therefore the peer network is generally open for all researchers, citizens or patients interested in PPIE.