PrintThe JUMPAHEAD project was a coordination action that supported the implementation of JPND. It was a four-year project funded by a two million euro FP7 grant (GA no. 260774.)

JUMPAHEAD built the foundations for the JPND initiative by supporting the development and implementation of the JPND Strategic Research Agenda, as well as its dissemination and evaluation. This was achieved under the direction of the JPND Management Board.

The output of JUMPAHEAD over its 48 month duration included innovative ways of pooling national expertise and resources and the establishment of closer and robust research collaborations among the participating states in the field of neurodegeneration research.

JUMPAHEAD contributed to the European Research Area by addressing the existing fragmentation of national research programmes.  It aimed to improve to improve integration and co-ordination amongst research funders and research activities. By doing so, it aimed to ensure the maximum benefit for all European citizens from our research efforts into neurodegenerative diseases.

There were five workpackages in the project which were carried out by 13 different organisations.  The participating organisations were:

Name Short name Country
1 Institut National de la Sante et de La Recherche Medicale INSERM France
2 Medical Research Council MRC United Kingdom
3 Federal Ministry of Education and Research BMBF Germany
4 Deutsches Zentrum fuer Luft – und Raumfahrt EVPT-DLR Germany
5 Health Research Board HRB Ireland
6 The Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development ZonMw Netherlands
7 Ministero Dell’Istruzione, Dell’Universita’E Della Ricerca MIUR Italy
8 The Scientific and Research Council of Turkey TUBITAK Turkey
9 Instituto De Salud Carlos III ISCIII Spain
10 Institute of Neuroimmunology – Slovak Academy of Sciences NUI-SAV Slovakia
11 National Office for Research and Technology NKTH Hungary
12 Inserm-Transfert SA IT France
13 Swedish Research Council V-SRC Sweden

The five work packages were

Number Name Lead organisation
Work package 1 Management & coordination INSERM
Work package 2 Development of the Strategic Research Agenda MRC
Work package 3 Implementation of the Strategic Research Agenda BMBF
Work package 4 Communications and dissemination HRB
Work package 5 Framework for monitoring and evaluation of JPND ZonMw