Mental disorders are a major cause for morbidity, mortality and impaired quality of life in Europe. Biomedical and health research provides important knowledge to better understand mental disorders and helps improving diagnosis, therapy, and rehabilitation procedures. The 'Network of European Funding for Neuroscience Research' (NEURON) aims at coordinating such research efforts and funding programmes across European countries. Under the umbrella of NEURON, 16 funding organisations from 15 countries aligned their efforts to launch a Joint Transnational Call for Research Proposals on the topic of mental disorders.
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▪ 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 detail
▪ Evaluators: 46 international experts supported the NEURON proposal selection process
▪ Funded Projects: Twelve transnational consortia work on mental disorders
▪ Call statistics: Success rates, country of origin and gender aspects
▪ Impact report: Major achievements and outline of the overall impact of JTC2013 ‘Mental Disorder’