Research, Open Science and Big Data global team
Our Research team aims to foster and promote a culture of open science and collaborative global research into dementia; a strategic approach to research across the spectrum of the disease; and research into interconnected dementia related issues.
Global Team Lead: Philippe Amouyel
Team Members: George Vradenburg; Hilary Doxford; Tom Russ; Martin Rossor; Dirk Pilat; Luc Truyen
Aims of the group
- To foster and promote a culture of open science and collaborative global research into dementia, including through the use of advanced data analytics methods (‘big data’).
- To foster and promote a strategic approach to research across the spectrum of the disease.
- To foster and promote research into interconnected dementia related issues, such as health and economic disparities and gender differences.
Current work priorities
- Facilitating the global expansion of research programmes, such as the EU Joint Programme: Neurodegenerative Disease Research (JPND).
- Developing a global WDC statement promoting open science, i.e. facilitating data sharing and collaboration.
- Promoting the use of national healthcare and administrative databases amongst public and private payers and commissioners to anticipate impact of treatments and care in real life.
- Encouraging stakeholders to be advocates for improved collaboration around dementia research and addressing barriers to them doing so.
- Influencing and encouraging governments to invest in public intervention trials designed to demonstrate the potential for reducing the risk of dementia, in partnership with the risk reduction team.