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Cohorts invited to join dementia trials register

Cohorts invited to join dementia trials register

General Impact Research Trials

DPUK has launched Great Minds, an innovative new register of volunteers for clinical trials who bring rich data from their previous health studies to help clear the deadlock in development of treatments for dementia.

Partner announcement: Cognetivity

Partner announcement: Cognetivity

Partner news Research

Cognetivity is announced as the ninth industry partner for Dementias Platform UK. It joins forces with DPUK’s existing partnership of eight other industry companies and ten universities working to develop new resources to power cohort-based research into dementia.

We welcome your feedback

We welcome your feedback

Research

Are you working in the Data Portal? Have you made an application for DPUK cohort data? We want to hear about your experiences so we can best focus our Data Portal development work. If you have particular requirements or needs for your research, we want to hear about them, so please get in touch.

Miss it, miss out!

Miss it, miss out!

Research

This winter sees a rush of abstract submission deadlines for the major dementia research conferences in 2019 – in the UK and abroad. Check out what opportunities are on offer on our external opportunities pages.

Datathon for dementia

General Research

Data scientists from many different backgrounds combined their expertise to take on dementia in an unusual format for disease research: a three-day datathon. The intensive research event saw teams come together to work on data that is now available in the DPUK Data Portal.

Don't forget to credit DPUK

Don't forget to credit DPUK

Research

Have you used DPUK-funded technology or conducted your analyses in the Data Portal's virtual desktop? You need to credit DPUK. See the publications policy for full details of how to do this.

DPUK approach attracts interest from beyond dementia sector

DPUK approach attracts interest from beyond dementia sector

General

Thanks to leaps forward in computing power, DPUK is able to harness highly advanced technical solutions to maintain data security and non-identifiability of millions of existing health records in the Data Portal. It’s a model that is globally unique for dementia research and one that’s increasingly attracting attention from other sectors.

Why volunteer health data will accelerate the development of treatments for dementia

Why volunteer health data will accelerate the development of treatments for dementia

General

Thanks to the generosity of two million health studies volunteers, there is new hope for accelerating the discovery of treatments for dementia. Their combined data – lifestyle, genes, memory tests, and brain scans – are helping researchers identify changes over time which will reveal how dementia starts in healthy brains.

DPUK makes its first ECR grant

DPUK makes its first ECR grant

Research

Dr Luke Whiley, an Early Career Researcher based at Imperial College London is awarded £1,500 to fund his attendance at a specialist training course in Utrecht.

New partner announcement: Cambridge Cognition

New partner announcement: Cambridge Cognition

General Research

Dementias Platform UK continues to expand as Cambridge Cognition, a global leader in cognitive assessment for clinical trials, upgrades its current position as associate partner to become full partner.

Invitation for scientific comment: DPUK Publications policy

Invitation for scientific comment: DPUK Publications policy

Research

Following recent feedback, DPUK has updated its publications policy. Anyone who uses DPUK data or resources, or whose work is funded through the platform, is invited to comment.

A step forward for dementia studies: body-worn sensors to assess how we walk

A step forward for dementia studies: body-worn sensors to assess how we walk

General Publication Research

Body-worn sensors used by people with mild Alzheimer’s to assess walking could offer a cost-effective way to detect the disease early and monitor its progression.

£200k backs five new dementia studies in the Data Portal

£200k backs five new dementia studies in the Data Portal

DPUK announces the five winners of its Discovery Awards – grants of up to £50k that were awarded to teams with outstanding proposals for dementia research in the Data Portal.

University of Exeter partner announcement

University of Exeter partner announcement

DPUK strengthens its collaboration as the University of Exeter joins the public-private partnership, furthering dementia research by drawing on the distinct power of cohort studies.

Transatlantic research partnership flourishes thanks to Data Portal

Transatlantic research partnership flourishes thanks to Data Portal

DPUK researchers will present the results of their work with US colleagues in a joint symposium in Washington D.C. today, highlighting how DPUK enables international research collaborations.

Meet DPUK at the ARUK conference

Meet DPUK at the ARUK conference

DPUK is delighted to have a big presence at the Alzheimer’s Research UK conference in London this year. See DPUK scientists present a broad range of new developments and findings in the poster exhibition and come and visit us at our stand. If you can't be there, stay tuned on Twitter – we'll be sharing our updates and insights throughout the programme.

Invicro partner announcement

Invicro partner announcement

Invicro becomes the seventh industry partner to join Dementias Platform UK, contributing expertise in brain imaging to further our aim to accelerate treatments for dementia.

Discovery Awards – £200k for research in the Data Portal

Discovery Awards – £200k for research in the Data Portal

DPUK launches its Data Discovery Awards. Individual research grants of up to £50k are available for the best research proposals using the Data Portal.

Data Portal: Your questions answered

Data Portal: Your questions answered

Following the launch of the new Data Portal, DPUK experts will be answering your questions LIVE on Twitter. The Twitter Q & As will be taking place on 11 December at 1pm GMT and 21 December at 4pm GMT, using the hashtag #DPUKportal

New and improved Data Portal launches for DPUK

New and improved Data Portal launches for DPUK

Dementias Platform UK is delighted to announce the launch of a new and improved version of its pioneering Data Portal, and encourages scientists to access the data as soon as they can.

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