There is little current information available about the legal implications of eHealth. However growing interest in and implementation of eHealth systems is certain to bring this topic to the fore. Hence the interest in the Legally eHealth study.
The ERC is a new initiative, and is due to begin operating in 2007 as part of the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7). As the work programme explains, "The fundamental principle for all ERC activities is that of stimulating investigator-initiated frontier research across all fields of research, on the basis of excellence."
"The main problem is that research organisations and companies in the New Member Countries (NMCs) and Associated Candidate Countries (ACCs) don't know how EU research projects work," explains EPIST coordinator Ira Vater of European Business Associates in Italy.