Alzheimer’s Disease Research Implementation Milestone Database
This database is a web-based tool for tracking funding initiatives and activities developed by the NIH and other funding organizations supporting Alzheimer's disease (AD) and AD-Related Dementias (ADRD) aimed at achieving the research milestones associated with the first goal of the National Plan to Address Alzheimer's: to treat and prevent Alzheimer's by 2025. The purpose of this new data resource is to facilitate strategic coordination and collaborations among funding organizations in order to maximize the public health impact of the collective investment in AD/ADRD research.
The milestones represent a research framework detailing specific steps and success criteria for the NIH and other stakeholders towards the development of effective treatments for AD and ADRD. They were developed based on recommendations from the Strategic Research Planning Summits: NIH AD Research Summits 2012 and 2015 and the NIH ADRD Research Summits 2013 and 2016 put forward by over 200 leading academic and industry experts, innovators and public advocates. The milestones span the entire AD and ADRD research landscape including basic, translational, clinical and health services research and serve as the basis for the development of the NIH Alzheimer's Disease Bypass Budget.
The database can be searched based on research implementation areas and/or the Common Alzheimer's Disease Research Ontology (CADRO) categories. For each milestone, in addition to listing new funding initiative and programs, the database links to relevant projects funded by over 35 funding organizations, members of the International Alzheimer's Disease Research Portfolio (IADRP).