Principal Investigators

    Prof. dr. W.M.H. van der Flier


    VU University Medical Center

    Contact information of lead PI



    Title of project or programme

    ABIDE: Alzheimer’s Biomarkers in Daily Practice

    Source of funding information


    Total sum awarded (Euro)

    € 1,344,777

    Start date of award


    Total duration of award in years


    The project/programme is most relevant to:

    Alzheimer's disease & other dementias


    Research Abstract

    The general aim of ABIDE is to enable the (cost)effective application of MRI, CSF, and PET diagnostic tests for Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) and its predecessor Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) in clinical practice (in secondary and tertiary care), taking into account patients’ perspective and wishes on their use. Such diagnostics should ultimately enhance the efficacy of treatment and contribute to lowering the socioeconomic burden of AD. The deliverables of ABIDE include new diagnostic guidelines, decision support algorithms, risk estimates, patient communication strategies and – tools and e-learning modules for healthcare specialists that collectively enable the wide-scale introduction of these new innovative diagnostics in clinical practice.

    ABIDE will be executed by a strong public private project team of closely collaborating research organisations (VU Medical Center, Academic Medical Center, University Medical Center Utrecht), care institutions (a panel of 10 professionals working in local memory clinics, headed by Kennemer Gasthuis) knowledge institutes (Vilans), companies (Roche, Espria, Cyclotron, Piramal Imaging) and national and international advisors.

    The project is structured into six work packages (WPs), of which the first three are aimed to develop diagnostic guidelines and decision support algorithms, whereas WP4 and 5 focus on patient communication and implementation of key deliverables. WP6 concerns project management.

    Lay Summary

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Types: Investments > €500k
Member States: Netherlands
Diseases: Alzheimer's disease & other dementias
Years: 2016
Database Categories: N/A
Database Tags: N/A

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