National Plan to Address Alzheimer's Disease: 2016 Update. Strategy 1.D: Coordinate Research with International Public and Private Entities

08/01/2016

Innovative Planning Tool Expanded. The International Alzheimer's Disease Research Portfolio (IADRP) -- a free, searchable database providing a global overview of Alzheimer's research and funding-is an invaluable tool for assessing and planning Alzheimer's research projects. Funding organizations, researchers, and advocates are discovering IADRP's merits to help them coordinate strategies, leverage resources, avoid duplication, and identify promising areas of growth. Since NIH launched the database in 2012, in collaboration with the Alzheimer's Association, IADRP has amassed data on nearly 7,000 unique projects from 2008 through 2015, reflecting more than $4.7 billion in research funding worldwide. The number of contributors is growing, too. During the past 3 years, 35 funding organizations across ten countries have joined the IADRP effort.

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Efforts Intensify to Establish Global Goals for Dementia Research and Care. The HHS Deputy Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation Dr. Linda Elam and NIA Director Dr. Richard J. Hodes joined health ministers, leading scientists, and advocates from around the world March 16-17, 2015 in Geneva, Switzerland, to advance planning on dementia research and care on a global scale. The agenda at the Ministerial Conference on Global Action Against Dementia, hosted by the World Health Organization (WHO), reflected shared goals that are gaining momentum worldwide: to raise awareness of dementia's socioeconomic impact, and discuss ways to advance scientific research, foster the availability of new treatments and improved care, and finding ways to reduce the risk of neurodegenerative disorders.

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