The funding instrument Good Use of Medicines (GGG: Goed Gebruik Geneesmiddelen) from ZonMw is a structural program that aims to optimize the use of medicine and associated health care. The grant is intended to set up research, infrastructure, knowledge utilisation and dissemination. Collaboration between public and private parties is encouraged.
The program can be divided into pillars:
- Open Rounds
- Drug Rediscovery: for the repositioning of drugs
- Targeted rounds such as Personalised Medicine and STIP round
- Patient registrations
Within the first two categories, specific calls are posted with regularity. For example, Rediscovery Round 5 was published on March 30. Projects within this call can relate to the more effective use of medicines or to improving the use of medicines in daily practice. This round specifically concerns research into the effectiveness and/or dose optimization of an existing drug that is not under patent, and could potentially be used for an application for which the drug is not (yet) registered. These may include:
- Preclinical studies
- Proof of Concept studies; or
- Clinical validation studies.
The total budget is €2 million. The application is in two phases.
- Project ideas can be submitted up to and including June 15, 2021 (2:00 p.m.)
- The deadline for full grant applications is January 11, 2022 (2:00pm).
NOTE: This article will soon be completed with “big trials” (Closing November 16, 2021)
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This fact sheet aims to provide a quick overview of the objectives, structure and conditions of this subsidy scheme. No conclusions can be drawn from this information. Moreover, this document has no legal status.