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27.12.2001

1. French study names Germany as front runner in FP5

Badanie poświęcone udziałowi Francji oraz innych państw europejskich w Piątym Programie Ramowym pokazało, że Niemcy mają najwyższy stopień udziału ze wszystkich państw Unii w tym programie.

2. EU project enables participants to 'look beyond frontiers'

Fundowanie projektu Unii Europejskiej w celu umożliwienia domowego nadzoru i leczenia pacjentów, TOPCARE, daje uczestnikom możliwość dowiedzenia się o rozwoju technologicznym w innych państwach, powiedział Wiadomościom CORDIS Stefan Kiefer z Instytutu Fraunhofera Inżynierii Biomedycznej w Niemczech.

3. New MyCORDIS service offers personalised access for CORDIS users

CORDIS, Serwis Informacyjny Badań i Rozwoju Komisji Europejskiej, oferuje nowe narzędzie umożliwiające użytkownikom personalizowanie ich dostępu do informacji CORDIS.



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1. French study names Germany as front runner in FP5

Record Control Number: 17796

Date: 2001-12-21

Category: General policy

General Information:

A study on the participation of France and other European countries in the Fifth Framework programme for research, FP5, has found that Germany has the highest level of EU participation in the programme.

The study, carried out by the 'Observatoire des sciences et des techniques' for the technology department of the French Ministry of research, analysed the participation of France and other Member States in FP5. It compared FP5 results with statistics from the Fourth Framework programme, FP4, wherever possible.

Germany takes the lead with 18.6 per cent of EU participations in FP5 research projects, followed by France with 15 per cent and the UK with 14.8 per cent, according to the study. Luxembourg came bottom of the list, accounting for just 0.2 per cent of participations. The figures represent very little change for France since FP4, during which France accounted for 14.4 per cent of participation. The UK has slipped slightly since FP4, when it lead with 16.7 of participations, and Germany has taken the lead in FP5 from second place in FP4, which it held with 16 per cent of programme participations.

Finland and Italy have each increased their rate of participation by approximately 15 per cent each, while Belgium, Portugal and the Netherlands have all experienced a decrease in participation from FP4 to FP5.

The three FP5 front runners, Germany, France and the UK, also account for a large percentage of global participation in the main FP5 research sectors. Germany tops the list for basic research and training, accounting for 22 per cent of projects in this area, followed by France on 17.9 per cent. Germany also heads the field in the area of research supporting public policy, on 16.2 per cent, with the UK following closely 15.9 per cent. Germany also accounts for the lion's share of projects aimed at encouraging industrial innovation and nuclear energy and security, with 19.4 per cent and 21.5 per cent respectively. In both these areas, France is second strongest, on 15.2 per cent and 17.9 per cent respectively.

An analysis of the research specialisations of the 15 EU Member States in FP5 shows France as specialising in nuclear programmes and basic research and training, with a lack of projects supporting public policy. German teams emerged with a similar profile, while the UK was the opposite, specialising in research supporting public policy and with low participation in nuclear projects and basic research and training. The Netherlands, Finland, Denmark and Sweden all showed a high or very high level of specialisation in basic research and training and support for public policy, with particularly low level of specialisation in the encouragement of industrial innovation. Spain, Greece and Italy, on the other hand, all show strong specialisation in this area.

The study also examined research collaboration under FP5. It found that again, the 'big three' of Germany, France and the UK lead the field. French, German and UK teams account for 46 per cent of cases of collaboration. With the addition of Italy, Spain and the Netherlands, the six countries together account for 72 per cent of collaborations under FP5. The study also uncovered a tendency for countries with geographical and cultural similarities to cooperate under the programme.

Data Source Provider: Observatoire des sciences et des techniques
Document Reference: Based on information provided by the Observatoire des sciences et des techniques
Programme Acronym: FRAMEWORK 5C
Subject Index : Scientific Research; Innovation, Technology Transfer; Coordination, Cooperation; Nuclear Fission; Nuclear Fusion; Education, Training
Contact Person: For the full report, please consult the following web address:
http://www.obs-ost.fr/pub/PCRD05-11-01.pdf


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2. EU project enables participants to 'look beyond frontiers'

Record Control Number: 17798

Date: 2001-12-21

Category: Programme implementation

General Information:

The funding of an EU project to provide home monitoring and treatment of patients, TOPCARE, is enabling participants to learn about technological developments in other countries, Stephan Kiefer from the Fraunhofer institute for biomedical engineering in Germany, the project coordinator told CORDIS News.

The TOPCARE project will provide home monitoring and treatment for those needing infusion therapies, controlled ventilatory support and monitored medication adjustment and adherence control. The Commission is providing funding of 2.11 million euro under its IST programme for the project.

'It is a nice situation to have a mix of cultures and we learn to look beyond our frontiers at what is going on in the field of technology,' said Mr Kiefer. 'We also learn more about healthcare systems in European countries since you must have in mind what the systems are to find the market position,' he said.

Telematic communication technologies and modern vital sign monitoring will be applied in order to enhance post-clinical treatment in an out patient setting, foster communication between the patient, practitioners and clinics, and to provide electronic assistance in documentation management for improved quality assurance. TOPCARE will also address the need for reliable and safe ambulatory devices and services that foster patient compliance in the home environment. The project is expected to lay the groundwork for a telematic based European homecare market.

'The patient can stay at home. There is some data you can capture

- information about his body, which is stored in a database. The information can be sent to the doctor if he asks for data,' Jochen Schmidt, also from the Fraunhofer Institute, told CORDIS News. 'The new thing is not that we use new products, we try to use products that are already in the market and we write software that can connect all these different devices to one single system, so you only need one system,' he added.

Mr Kiefer estimated that, after the project is completed at the end of 2003, a further year may be needed for development and then the system will be a finished product.

Data Source Provider: CORDIS News interview
Document Reference: Based on a CORDIS News interview
Programme Acronym: FRAMEWORK 5C
Subject Index : Information Processing, Information Systems; Telecommunications; Social Aspects; Medicine, Health; Innovation, Technology Transfer
Contact Person: For further information, please consult the following web address:
http://www.topcare.info


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3. New MyCORDIS service offers personalised access for CORDIS users

Record Control Number: 17800

Date: 2001-12-21

Category: Programme implementation

General Information:

CORDIS, the European Commission's Research and Development Information Service, is offering a new facility enabling users to personalise their access to CORDIS information.

The MyCORDIS interface enables users to customize a wide range of information both within and outside CORDIS. The information can be selected and displayed according to users' wishes, including news items, links to selected CORDIS services, a direct review of search profiles (RAPIDUS Quick pick) and quick access to search features in database services.

MyCORDIS can be used to set up a dedicated homepage reflecting only preferred services and information needed. The selection of services or links is accomplished through the addition of modules or chosen links, and can be modified at any time.

MyCORDIS aims to increase the user-friendliness of the CORDIS service, offering quick access to relevant information for users with different needs. The feature is free for registered users.

Data Source Provider: CIMS
Document Reference: Based on information from service provider
Programme Acronym: FRAMEWORK 6C
Subject Index : Policies; Scientific Research
Contact Person: For further information, please consult the following web address:

http://dbs.cordis.lu/cordis-cgi/hpa?CALLER=EN_HP


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Stronę przygotował Piotr Sadłowski