PrintThe 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:

NameShort nameCountry
1Institut National de la Sante et de La Recherche MedicaleINSERMFrance
2Medical Research CouncilMRCUnited Kingdom
3Federal Ministry of Education and ResearchBMBFGermany
4Deutsches Zentrum fuer Luft – und RaumfahrtEVPT-DLRGermany
5Health Research BoardHRBIreland
6The Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and DevelopmentZonMwNetherlands
7Ministero Dell’Istruzione, Dell’Universita’E Della RicercaMIURItaly
8The Scientific and Research Council of TurkeyTUBITAKTurkey
9Instituto De Salud Carlos IIIISCIIISpain
10Institute of Neuroimmunology – Slovak Academy of SciencesNUI-SAVSlovakia
11National Office for Research and TechnologyNKTHHungary
12Inserm-Transfert SAITFrance
13Swedish Research CouncilV-SRCSweden

The five work packages were

NumberNameLead organisation
Work package 1Management & coordinationINSERM
Work package 2Development of the Strategic Research AgendaMRC
Work package 3Implementation of the Strategic Research AgendaBMBF
Work package 4Communications and disseminationHRB
Work package 5Framework for monitoring and evaluation of JPNDZonMw