The EUnetHTA Steering Committee comprised of the Associated Partners in the project met in Copenhagen on May 11, 2006. Representatives from 32 out of 35 organisations - Associated Partners that include national and regional HTA agencies, Ministries of Health, research institutions and international organisations (Cochrane Collaboration) discussed and endorsed 3-year work plan, standard operations procedures, structure and communication and publication rules for the project.
After the first coordinating meeting in Copenhagen on January 27, Lead Partners finalized the work plans for 2006 in their respective work packages and first working group meetings have been scheduled for spring 2006.
The EUnetHTA project proposal has been approved for co-financing from the Commission subject to further legal and financial specifications will be provided.
On September 5, 2005 we received official notice from the European Commission confirming acceptance of EUnetHTA proposal request for the EU co-financing.
The Coordinating Secretariat has learned from the ministerial sources that the EUnetHTA project has received high marks from the Directorate SANCO’s evaluation committee. Therefore, the project proposal would be going into the negotiation phase of the application process.