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Healthy minds from 0-100 years: Optimising the use of European brain imaging cohorts

Objective

Our main objective is to identify determinants of brain, cognitive and mental health at different stages of life. By integration, harmonisation and enrichment of major European neuroimaging studies of age differences and changes, we will obtain an unparalleled database of fine-grained brain, cognitive and mental health measures of more than 6.000 individuals. Longitudinal brain imaging, genetic and health data are available for a major part, as well as cognitive/mental health measures for extensively broader cohorts, exceeding 40.000 examinations in total. By linking these data, also to additional databases and biobanks, including birth registries, national and regional archives, and by enriching them with new online data collection and novel measures, we will address risk and protective factors of brain, cognitive and mental health throughout the lifespan. We will identify the pathways through which risk and protective factors work and their moderators. Through exploitation of, and synergies with, existing European infrastructures and initiatives, this approach of integrating, harmonising and enriching brain imaging datasets will make major conceptual, methodological and analytical contributions towards large integrative cohorts and their efficient exploitation. We will thus provide novel information on brain, cognitive and mental health maintenance, onset and course of brain, cognitive and mental disorders, and lay a foundation for earlier diagnosis of brain disorders, aberrant development and decline of brain, cognitive and mental health, as well as future preventive and therapeutic strategies. Working with stakeholders and health authorities, the project will provide the evidence base for policy strategies for prevention and intervention, improving clinical practice and public health policy for brain, cognitive and mental health. This project is realized by a close collaboration of small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) and major European brain research centres

Call for proposal

H2020-SC1-2016-RTD
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITETET I OSLO
Address
Problemveien 5-7
0313 Oslo
Norway
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 2 410 087,50

Participants (13)

UMEA UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 643 725
Address
Universitetomradet
901 87 Umea
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 533 775
Address
Wellington Square University Offices
OX1 2JD Oxford
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 682 875
Address
Hofgartenstrasse 8
80539 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITAT DE BARCELONA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 435 028,75
Address
Gran Via De Les Corts Catalanes 585
08007 Barcelona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
REGION HOVEDSTADEN
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 624 406,25
Address
Kongens Vaenge 2
3400 Hillerod
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
UNITED KINGDOM RESEARCH AND INNOVATION

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Polaris House North Star Avenue
SN2 1FL Swindon
Activity type
Research Organisations
VITAS AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 1 617 360
Address
Gaustadalleen 21
0349 Oslo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FOLKEHELSEINSTITUTTET
Norway
EU contribution
€ 681 685
Address
Lovisenberggata 8
0456 Oslo
Activity type
Research Organisations
STICHTING VUMC
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 526 402,50
Address
De Boelelaan 1117
1081 HV Amsterdam
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITE DE GENEVE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Rue Du General Dufour 24
1211 Geneve
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Stiftelsen Frischsenteret for samfunnsøkonomisk forskning
Norway
EU contribution
€ 149 375
Address
Gaustadalléen 21
0349 Oslo
Activity type
Research Organisations
THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 417 505
Address
Trinity Lane The Old Schools
CB2 1TN Cambridge
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAET zu LUEBECK
Germany
EU contribution
€ 1 277 775
Address
Ratzeburger Allee 160
23562 Lubeck
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments