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 Charlene Liggins, Nina Silverberg or Heather Snyder, Ph.D. (Alzheimer’s Association).
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