Search function

The search function works by text matching data entered into all fields of the mapping survey:

As a default the survey searches across all these fields.

The basic search function will return pages containing any of the words or phrases included in the search box. If multiple words are included, the search will return pages containing all of the words

  • The basic search has an inbuilt wildcard (*) option. The result is that variants of words will be returned if the common element is searched for; for example, searching forAlzheimer will return entries containing Alzheimer and Alzheimer’s (and Alzheimers). However, it should be noted that matching is not limited to related or whole words; for example, a search for ALS will return entries containing the word individuals and trials.


Search results can be limited to a particular type of entry by checking one or more of the option in Resources or research projects by type.

Search results can be limited to a disease classification of entry by checking one or more of the option in Disease relevance. This filter option is based on a particular field within the survey and is not related to the text contained in the title, abstract etc. Thus selecting a particular option will not necessarily return all the entries that could be considered relevant to that disease or where the disease is mentioned; it will only return those entries where the specific option was selected when the data was entered.

Search results can be limited to data entered by/on behalf of a specific JPND member country by selecting one of the options from the JPND Member State dropdown option. Filtering on this option is based on the details of the person entering the data (not displayed in the survey results).

  • The category Europe-wide will return data relating to funding and resources provided by European Commission (or European Research Council), other pan-country bodies (such as Europe-wide charities) or not originating from any one country. When the search results are displayed, and within individual records, the country to which the major part of the funding was allocated or where resource is based is shown.

Display of results and navigation

Results are grouped by type in the order shown in the filter options (i.e. Major Programmes or Grants followed by Research Networks etc). Within this grouping no specific order is applied i.e. display of search results is not weighted or filtered in anyway.

To navigate back to the main page please use the back button on your search engine browser – no back or return to homepage button is present on individual pages.

Search/filter tips

As the basic search function is based on text matching and the text used in individual database entries has not been standardised, relevant entries may not be returned by a simple search; for example, searching for motor neurone disease (MND) will not return entries using the term amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). To maximise the number of relevant entries returned utilise the inbuilt wildcard aspect of the basic search option listing as many relevant synonyms as possible.

To return all entries of a particular type/assigned to a particular category select the appropriate filter option(s) and click the Search button.

Database content

Data contained in the JPND database is either in the public domain or has been directly supplied by the funding body or resource in question.