The aim of the call is to facilitate multinational, collaborative research projects that will address important questions relating to external insults to the central nervous system. These insults often cause permanent disability and constitute a heavy burden for patients and their families. The call will accept proposals ranging from understanding basic mechanisms of disease through proof-of-concept clinical studies in humans to neurorehabilitation. The focus of the call is on primary physical insults to the central nervous system, i.e. Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Spinal Cord Injury (SCI). The call covers acute traumatic events over the entire lifespan.
Excluded from this call are research projects on haemorrhage and hypoxia. Moreover, research on psychological/mental consequences of insults, including stress related disorders (e.g. post-traumatic stress disorder) is not part of the present call. Research on neurodegenerative disorders will not be eligible in the present call.
The ERA-NET NEURON funding organizations particularly wish to promote multi-disciplinary work and to encourage translational research proposals that combine basic and clinical approaches, for the benefit of the affected patients.
Research proposals should cover at least one of the following areas:
a) Fundamental research investigating consequences of external insults to the central nervous system on a biological and functional level. This may include the development of innovative or shared resources, and new technologies for the prediction, prevention or therapy of disease.
b) Clinical research, including the exploitation of novel and/or existing clinical data sets, to develop new strategies for diagnosis, therapy, and technology-driven neurorehabilitation (e.g. brain computer interfaces, EEG and neuroimaging approaches) for diseases after external insults to the central nervous system.
Proposal submission: It is strongly recommended that all applicants thoroughly read the information provided below.
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► Contact persons: It is strongly recommended that applicants call their national/regional contact person prior to submitting a proposal.
For general information, please contact the Joint Call Secretariat:
Dr. Sascha Helduser
ERA-NET NEURON Joint Call Secretariat
German Aerospace Center (DLR)
Project Management Agency
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