ECNP Networks bring together researchers with different expertise across Europe to foster successful collaboration and sharing ofideas, discoveries and practices in translational neuroscience. The overarching aim of ECNP Networks is to facilitate the collection of essential biological, clinical and therapeutic data in a standardised way to guarantee their robustness, reproducibility and translatability.
The Networks form a matrix of disease-oriented and transnosological groups.
ECNP disease-oriented Networks promote the study of specific disorders of the brain (such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorders, anxiety disorders, ADHD and others), to develop new methods of diagnosis and treatment in patients.
ECNP transnosological Networks are instead oriented towards themes or methodologies whose applications may comprise different brain diseases and several aspects of translational neuroscience (such as preclinical studies and experimental medicine for the development of new drugs).
In response to the ongoing developments in brain research and the changing nature of the European and international research funding landscape, the ECNP Networks Board instituted the ECNP Thematic Working Groups (TWGs) as a way to further stimulate the Networks activities and facilitate their missions.
TWGs cover (transnosological) themes that cannot be covered by existing ECNP Networks and offer a new opportunity of collaboration within the Networks community. TWGs are designed to flexibly support novel and targeted collaboration across existing ECNP Networks by gathering and creating groups of experts in translational neuroscience to rapidly respond to a call, establish a certain technology or launch a promising initiative.
The ECNP Networks and TWGs are led by the Networks Board. Each Network and TWG is represented in the Networks Taskforce.