The JUMPAHEAD project was a coordination action that supported the implementation of JPND. It was a four-year project funded by a two million euro FP7 grant (GA no. 260774.)
JUMPAHEAD built the foundations for the JPND initiative by supporting the development and implementation of the JPND Strategic Research Agenda, as well as its dissemination and evaluation. This was achieved under the direction of the JPND Management Board.
The output of JUMPAHEAD over its 48 month duration included innovative ways of pooling national expertise and resources and the establishment of closer and robust research collaborations among the participating states in the field of neurodegeneration research.
JUMPAHEAD contributed to the European Research Area by addressing the existing fragmentation of national research programmes. It aimed to improve to improve integration and co-ordination amongst research funders and research activities. By doing so, it aimed to ensure the maximum benefit for all European citizens from our research efforts into neurodegenerative diseases.
There were five workpackages in the project which were carried out by 13 different organisations. The participating organisations were:
|1||Institut National de la Sante et de La Recherche Medicale||INSERM||France|
|2||Medical Research Council||MRC||United Kingdom|
|3||Federal Ministry of Education and Research||BMBF||Germany|
|4||Deutsches Zentrum fuer Luft – und Raumfahrt||EVPT-DLR||Germany|
|5||Health Research Board||HRB||Ireland|
|6||The Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development||ZonMw||Netherlands|
|7||Ministero Dell’Istruzione, Dell’Universita’E Della Ricerca||MIUR||Italy|
|8||The Scientific and Research Council of Turkey||TUBITAK||Turkey|
|9||Instituto De Salud Carlos III||ISCIII||Spain|
|10||Institute of Neuroimmunology – Slovak Academy of Sciences||NUI-SAV||Slovakia|
|11||National Office for Research and Technology||NKTH||Hungary|
|13||Swedish Research Council||V-SRC||Sweden|
The five work packages were
|Work package 1||Management & coordination||INSERM|
|Work package 2||Development of the Strategic Research Agenda||MRC|
|Work package 3||Implementation of the Strategic Research Agenda||BMBF|
|Work package 4||Communications and dissemination||HRB|
|Work package 5||Framework for monitoring and evaluation of JPND||ZonMw|