How research applications lead to outcomes
Successful applications selected for funding by the ASRP include research proposals which outline:
- Aims of the investigation
- Methods that will be used
- Hypotheses-Research Questions- i.e. population(s) studied, comparison group(s), intervention(s), outcomes(s)
Once funding commences, investigators carry out their research using the approved research design proposed in their applications, which generally involve the following:
Every 12 months a progress report is required of the grant/award recipient affirming the aims and methods are the same in the investigation and providing an update on results attained to date. As per ASRP Application Guidelines, in the event that this report is not provided, funding may be revoked.
Within six months following the end of the grant/award, investigators are to submit a final report to the Alzheimer Society, outlining the final results of their investigation. Any papers submitted for publication, in press or published in peer-reviewed journals, which result from this funding, are to be provided at this time.
All ASRP grant and award recipients must produce a Knowledge Dissemination method/tool as a way of sharing the results of their research with the public, in a way that is useful and easily understood. Examples include webinars, booklets, tools, workshops, and educational sessions with patients, practitioners or stakeholders that are to be completed and sent to the ASRP along with the final report. Also required are any research questions posed by the target audience in hope of informing future investigations.