ADHDFund launched in april 2014 with online crowdfunding for independent, and patient driven research on ADHD. The first two studies:
1. A diagnostic test for ADHD in childeren (COTAP, 11.000 euro)
2. ADHD, improving sleep and the effect on your heart (FASE, 5.000 euro)
are both funded within the deadline!
This success proves that online crowdfunding is a viable option for funding scientific psychiatric research.
Online crowdfunding for psychiatric research is important because research funds reserves are low by the financial crisis. Funding by pharmaceutical industry will put the independence of ADHDFund into question. ADHDFund is therefore entirely dependent on those who benefit from ADHD research: the ADHD patients, researchers, and their networks. ADHDFund connects both.
Patients determine the research agenda through our online questionnaire and donate to the research of their choice. When the crowd grows, larger studies will be funded online. ADHDFund works international and is based in the Netherlands. New research proposals can be submitted to email@example.com now! Please check the criteria here.