ERA-NET NEURON in the area of brain-related diseases and disorders of the nervous system

Project Reference: 680966
Call: H2020-HCO-2015
Coordinator: Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt


The ERA-NET NEURON Cofund will coordinate and align European and international research funding programmes in the area of brain-related diseases and disorders of the nervous system. Key activity is the implementation of an EC co-funded joint transnational call for research proposals.

The mission of NEURON is based on the fact that disorders of the brain are the major cause for impaired quality of life, and they are a heavy burden not only for patients, their families and carers, but also a socioeconomic problem for society. By improving collaboration and by implementing a variety of additional activities (such as further joint transnational calls and support of early-career scientists) NEURON Cofund will decrease fragmentation of research programmes and improve the funding situation for neuroscience researchers thereby strengthening the search for novel therapeutic approaches to fight brain disease; NEURON Cofund will also develop and provide concrete plans for (i) expanding data sharing, (ii) promoting common data elements for the establishment of patient registries, and (iii) involving stakeholders and relevant existing initiatives such as patient organizations. The aforementioned challenges will be addressed in a network of 22 funding organizations across 14 European Member and Associated States and Third countries.


  • Fonds zur Förderung der Wissenschaftlichen Forschung, Austria
  • Fonds National de la Recherche Scientifique, Belgium
  • Fonds voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek-Vlaanderen, Belgium
  • Suomen Akatemia, Finland
  • Agence Nationale de la Recherche, France
  • Institut National de la Sante et de la Recherche Medicale (Inserm), France
  • Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung, Germany
  • Ministry of Health, Israel
  • Ministero della Salute, Italy
  • Valsts Izglitibas Attistibas Agentura, Latvia
  • Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek, Netherlands
  • Narodowe Centrum Badan i Rozwoju, Poland
  • Fundacao para a Ciencia e a Tecnologi, Portugal
  • Unitatea Executiva Pentru Finantarea Invatamantului Superior, a Cercetarii, Dezvoltarii Si Inovarii, Romania
  • Slovenska Akademia Vied, Slovakia
  • Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Spain
  • Ministerio de Economia y Competitividad, Spain
  • Medical Research Council, United Kingdom
  • Turkiye Bilimsel ve Teknolojik Arastirma Kurumu, Turkey
  • Fonds de Recherche du Quebec – Sante, Canada
  • Norges Forskningsrad, Norway

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      Project details

      Start Date: 2016-10-01
      End Date:   2020-12-31
      EU Contribution:
      EUR 6 772 342
      Total Costs:
      EUR 20 882 250
      Funding Scheme:
      ERA-NET Cofund
      Topic: HCO-11-2015 - ERA NET Collaboration and alignment of national programmes and activities in the area of brain-related diseases and disorders of the nervous system
      Funded under: H2020-EU.3.1.