International Alzheimer’s Disease Research Portfolio
Goals of the IADRP
- Enable funding organizations to assess the scope and scale of current Alzheimer's disease research.
- Coordinate funding strategies among organizations.
- Leverage research-related resources.
- Avoid duplication of efforts.
- Identify gaps in research funding and promising new areas of study.
How does the IADRP work?
The IADRP features a publicly available database of Alzheimer’s research studies, programs and initiatives under way in the United States and internationally. Alzheimer’s researchers can search the database for research being conducted on specific topics, and organizations funding Alzheimer’s research can use the database to track patterns of Alzheimer’s research funding over time and compare research areas supported by different organizations.
To make such searches possible, the Alzheimer’s Association and NIH partnered to develop a common system for classifying the wide range of Alzheimer’s research conducted. Called the Common Alzheimer’s Disease Research Ontology (CADRO), the system is organized around seven major categories — five research categories and two resource-related categories:
- Molecular Pathogenesis and Pathophysiology of Alzheimer's Disease
- Diagnosis, Assessment and Disease Monitoring
- Translational Research and Clinical Interventions
- Care, Support and Health Economics of Alzheimer's Disease
- Research Resources
- Consortia and Public-Private Partnerships
For more information on the IADRP, to search the IADRP database, or to find out how your organization can become an IADRP member, visit the IADRP website or contact Heather Snyder, Ph.D. (Alzheimer’s Association) or Lorenzo Refolo, Ph.D., (National Institute on Aging).
Organizations whose research portfolios are included in the IADRP
National Institutes of Health (US)
Administration on Aging (US)
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (US)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (US)
United States Department of Veteran Affairs (US)
Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation
Alzheimer’s Research UK
Public and private biomedical and public health research organizations worldwide that fund Alzheimer's disease research are invited to join the IADRP. To learn how, visit the IADRP website.
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