The ANR joins the EU Joint Programme – Neurodegenerative Disease Research (JPND) to launch a transnational call aimed at supporting transnational collaborations in the field of neurodegenerative disease. Nineteen countries from the European Research Area and abroad are joining this call: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and United Kingdom.
The objective of this call is to enable the establishment of innovative, multinational, multidisciplinary collaborative research projects that will add value to existing research through identifying novel genetic, epigenetic and environmental risk and protective factors associated with neurodegenerative disorders.
The JPND diseases are:
Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and other dementias, Parkinson’s disease (PD) and PD‐related disorders, Prion disease, Motor neurone diseases (MND), Huntington’s Disease (HD), Spinocerebellar ataxia (SCA), Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA).
Excluded from this call are clinical outcome or intervention trials as well as work entirely dedicated to high throughput sequencing to identify novel candidate genes.
The proposals should clearly demonstrate the added value of the transnational collaboration, and each proposal must involve a minimum of three and a maximum of ten funded research groups from at least three different countries of the funding organisations participating in this call (see list above).
The submission and evaluation process will be managed by the JPND Joint Call Secretariat (JCS) for the Joint Transnational Call 2013 (JTC 2013).
Joint proposals (in English) must be uploaded to the submission website (https://www.pt-it.de/ptoutline/application/JPND_RF). Submission (electronic submission only) must be completed before March 19, 2013 at 23:59 C.E.T.
Contact person for the Joint Call Secretariat for this edition (2013):
Dr. Thomas Becker
JPND Joint Call Secretariat
Project Management Agency
Member of the German Aerospace Center