Call and Criteria

The second PPIE call opened on 1st September 2021. Applicants were able to apply for minimum EUR 20.000 and up to EUR 60.000 (including overhead costs) for patient and public involvement activities. Planned activities must be directly linked to and occurred in patient and public involvement activities in research. The second PPIE call consisted of a total of € 600.000.

In order to further develop PPIE activities in Austria and to better understand the needs, funded projects are asked to take part in a survey at the end of the term. The survey will help us to better adapt the facilitation program to the needs of the community.

Selection criteria

Criteria Guiding questions
Quality of
To which extent does the level of involvement and study level address the scope of the call (active and meaningful involvement of patients and the public)?
Is there active and meaningful involvement of patients and/or the public?
Does the proposal reflect the pilot call’s understanding of participation?
Impact of involvement To which extent do the proposed involvement activities add value to the target group and/or society?
Is a continuation of participation beyond the project plausible? Can other projects/stakeholders/institutions benefit from the project’s planned outcome?
Implementation Are the planned participation activities sufficiently and comprehensibly described?
To which extent is the work plan adequate to the proposed activities and aims in terms of methods used, frequency of involvement, number and diversity of patient and/or public involved?
Are the described evaluation efforts reasonable and adequate
Feasibility To which extent are the proposed involvement activities feasible in terms of budget and time line?

Selection Panel

The panel of experts is an external and independent body to ensure an objective assessment of applications of the PPIE call. The panel of experts consists of following representatives:

  • Two international senior researchers in the field of patient and public involvement,
  • two representatives of the public thereof one patient and one public member in the field of public health and
  • two young persons (16-30 years) with basic knowledge of scientific processes.

All experts represent different perspectives on participatory practices and map different stakes because of their backgrounds and different forms of knowledge.

Funded PPIE projects

The 11 projects selected in the first PPIE call are showcased here:

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Thomas Palfinger, MSc

Senior Program Manager Involvement

+43 660 215 5741