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Is subcontracting allowed for clinical validation in PHC 12?
Currently we are interested in the Health topic of the SME Instrument. The question we have is that according to the Proposal Template for Phase 2 the core activities of the project cannot be subcontracted. As in PHC12 the core activity is the clinical validation of biomarkers and/or diagnostic devices, does this means that we cannot subcontract the services of a CRO and/or a hospital? Will we have to hire our own doctors and recruit patients? We don't have the intention of becoming a CRO, we just want to commercially exploit our devices.
As opposed to other instruments, the SME instrument (Phase 2) does not have any restrictions when it comes to subcontracting of tasks; see article 13 (p. 370): […] The rules on subcontracting for SME Instrument Ph2 actions are similar to those of the General MGA (see Article 13 General MGA). However, subcontracting is not restricted to a limited part of the action. […] This means that the participating SMEs can subcontract the services of a CRO and/or a hospital without a problem. Air Jordan V Low Supreme