Common Alzheimers Disease Research Ontology: National Institute on Aging and Alzheimers Association Collaborative Project
Lorenzo M. Refolo,
Maria C. Carrillo
Alzheimers disease is recognized as a public health crisis worldwide. As public and private funding agencies around the world enhance and expand their support of Alzheimers disease research, there is an urgent need to coordinate funding strategies and leverage resources to maximize the impact on public health and avoid duplication of effort and inefficiency. Such coordination requires a comprehensive assessment of the current landscape of Alzheimers disease research in the United States and internationally. To this end, the National Institute on Aging at the National Institutes of Health and the Alzheimers Association developed the Common Alzheimers Disease Research Ontology (CADRO) as a dynamic portfolio analysis tool that can be used by funding agencies worldwide for strategic planning and coordination.