About the Portal

The JPND Global Cohort Portal is a searchable catalogue of cohort studies that covers both disease-focused and general population studies from countries around the world. By providing users with an overview of and contact details for each cohort, this publicly available resource aims to facilitate information exchange and collaborations. The portal will open up new research opportunities, improve efficiency and avoid duplication of existing work. This will enable a greater volume of neurodegenerative disease research for increased scientific impact.

Why cohorts?

Longitudinal cohort studies allow researchers to collect data on populations over time in order to establish high quality correlations and tease out new clues regarding the determinants and risk factors of disease. As such, cohorts are among the most important tools for current and future research on neurodegeneration.