Novel Methods and Approaches towards the Understanding of Brain Diseases

New technologies are the key for scientific breakthroughs - opening up new avenues for better understanding brain function, as well as diagnosing and treating brain diseases. The ERA-NET NEURON has therefore chosen this topic to promote small transnational research consortia developing novel methods and approaches in the field of disease-related brain disorders. Research projects must be hypothesis-driven and have to combine cutting edge technological developments with a clear, substantial research question in the field of brain diseases. There is no sharp restriction concerning the specific methodologies or approaches used in the projects, although a clear justification is required that clearly shows why the approach/methodology is novel or that existing methodology will be applied to a new research area.

The ERA-Net NEURON particularly wishes to promote integrated, multidisciplinary approaches and to encourage translational research proposals combining basic and clinical research.

Find out more…

  • Call text: The call text describes the aims of call and formal application procedures
  • Implementation of the call: The call’s time line, procedures and supporting funding organisations in detai
  • Evaluators: 83 international experts supported the NEURON proposal selection process
  • Funded projects: Eleven transnational consortia work on the development of novel methods
  • Call statistics: Success rates, country of origin and gender aspects
  • Outcome report: Major achievements and outline of the overall impact of JTC2012 'Novel Methods'



  • Call text (pdf)

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