Project: EU FundingEU Projects

Project Details


Increased knowledge about risk and protective factors influencing brain health will enable better prevention of mental diseases and neurodegenerative disorders in Europe and worldwide. Better brain health means improved cognitive function in childhood, adolescence, and adulthood, and delayed onset of dementia. Better brain health also means reduced need for health care and improved working ability.

Research Strategy
Lifebrain integrates data from 6000 European research participants collected in 11 European brain-imaging studies in 7 countries. Lifebrain also aims to collect additional data and biological samples from some participants in the project.

Stakeholder Engagement
We invite the public to influence the research process by actively engaging patient organizations, policy makers, clinical and research centers.The project will provide the evidence base for prevention and intervention, improving clinical practice and public health policy for brain, cognitive function and mental Health.
Effective start/end date01.01.1631.12.21

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Research Areas and Centers

  • Research Area: Medical Genetics

DFG Research Classification Scheme

  • 205-20 Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine