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Open Science, Big Data, and You: Working Together to Treat and Prevent Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias - Bypass Budget FY20

The FY 2020 NIH Professional Judgment Budget for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias highlights a transformative research agenda and progress toward the national goal of treating and preventing Alzheimer’s and related dementias by 2025. This is the fourth such annual budget proposal, which estimates the additional funding needed to reach the 2025 goal.

bypass budget coverBypass Budget Proposal for Fiscal Year 2020—Open Science, Big Data, and You: Working Together to Treat and Prevent Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias (PDF, 1.4M)

Read the full professional judgment budget, which describes research directions and an estimate of the funds in FY 2020, above NIH’s estimated base budget, that would enable NIH to fully pursue that research.

executive summaryOpen Science, Big Data, and You: At-A-Glance (PDF, 601K)

This executive summary outlines the toll Alzheimer’s takes on the United States and promising opportunities in Alzheimer’s and dementia research that NIH is pursuing.

milestones chartFY 2020 Alzheimer’s Disease Bypass Budget Milestones (PDF, 357K)

Summary of planned research milestones for FY 2020, with success criteria, organized by research implementation areas.

milestones databaseAlzheimer's Disease Research Implementation Milestone Database

Search this database for milestones from the National Plan to Address Alzheimer's Disease. Search by year, AD research implementation area, and CADRO category.

As mandated in Section 230, Division G of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act of 2015, NIH will prepare and submit to the President, for review and transmittal to Congress, this annual professional judgment budget through 2025. Only two other areas of biomedical research—cancer and HIV/AIDS—have been the subject of such special budget development aimed at speeding discovery. This approach is often referred to as a “bypass budget” because of its direct transmission to the President and then to Congress without modification through the traditional Federal budget process.

NIH welcomes this opportunity to develop a budget for expanding on the robust research program for Alzheimer’s and related dementias. It is built on a rigorous, extensive planning process that gauged progress in research, assessed emerging and new scientific opportunities to build on that progress, and calculated the additional funds necessary to capitalize on those opportunities and move more quickly in the most promising directions.

For Bypass Budget Proposals from earlier years, access the Bypass Budget Proposal archive.