Valuable assistance for the BRIDGET project

The BRIDGET project (Brain imaging, cognition, dementia and future genomics: a trans-disciplinary approach to search for risk and protective factors in neurodegenerative diseases) seeks to explore the genetic and epigenetic determinants of quantitative MRI markers of brain aging, which are powerful predictors of dementia and the risk of Alzheimer's disease, and to examine the clinical significance of these markers in a given population. The objective is to establish an efficient strategy for the prevention of dementia and Alzheimer's disease. Coordinated by Stéphanie Débette, this project called on the European project officers to respond to a call for proposals issued by the EU Joint Programme - Neurodegenerative Disease Research (JNPD) initiative.

The European project officer thus provided assistance with the following: determining the relevance of the project with respect to the objectives of the call for proposals, preparing the submission, assessing the quality of the proposal, the impact and effectiveness of the implementation, and the critical review of the project. She also provided her expertise for the "ethical" aspect of the project and the part concerning Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) in the JNPD.

This assistance was highly beneficial as the BRIDGET project was selected.