Open Call in JPI Neurodegenerative Diseases (JPND) (preventive strategies) - Deadline 20 February 2014 (for pre-proposals)

The JPI on Neurodegenerative Diseases (JPND-JPI) has published a call for "European research projects for pilot studies on preventive strategies related to Neurodegenerative Diseases".

Deadline: 20 February 2014 (Pre-Proposals)

Publication Date: Call opening 2 December 2013

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Short Call Abstract: 
The aim of the call is to establish pilot initiatives to develop preventive strategies. Proposals should entail multidisciplinary studies which may focus on new paradigms for multimodal preventive interventions including culture specific aspects, on harmonisation initiatives, or on proof-of-concept, and feasibility studies. Proposals may include research-based evaluation of interventions and validation of outcome measures.
The following neurodegenerative diseases are included in the call:
- Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias
- Parkinson’s disease and PD‐related disorders
- Prion disease
- Motor neuron diseases
- Huntington’s disease
- Spinocerebellar ataxia (SCA)
- Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA).

Studies primarily relevant to other diseases with a neurodegenerative component (e.g. multiple sclerosis) and large prospective clinical randomised controlled trials are not included in the call. Applicants should consider whether and how the results of their research can be generalised beyond the condition or intervention under investigation.

SSH aspects:
Socio-economic factors, as well as issues such as gender or comorbidities, should be taken into account.



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