Uncovering the roots of Parkinson's disease, together

A global basic research initiative

Aligning Science Across Parkinson’s (ASAP) is fostering collaboration and resources to better understand the underlying causes of Parkinson’s disease. With scale, transparency, and open access data sharing, we believe we can accelerate the pace of discovery, and inform the path to a cure.

Network Spotlight Series

Through our ASAP Network Spotlight series, we highlight members who continue to distinguish themselves in their advancement of Parkinson’s disease research and the ASAP mission for open and collaborative science. Their work—and the work of all our network—moves us closer to better understanding PD. Get to know some of our standout members featured as part of our Spotlight series so far.

9 researchers and scientists nominated for their outstanding contributions to ASAP's mission.

Closing the Equity Gap in Parkinson's Research

To date, around 90% of global genetic studies in the Parkinson’s disease field have been performed on European ancestry populations. Our pioneering BLAAC PD study, launched this year, is committed to assessing the diverse aspects of Parkinson’s disease within underrepresented communities by advancing research that includes Black and African American participants. Read GP2’s latest blog post to learn more.

GP2 Launches Training Platform

GP2’s new online learning platform makes development opportunities accessible and enables learners from around the world to explore courses on topics related to Parkinson’s disease genetics and a range of related areas. It is easy to register and available to everyone interested.

Latest News

MJFF Announces New Research Opportunity

The Parkinson’s Progression Markers Initiative, a landmark study sponsored by the Michael J. Fox Foundation, is expanding with a new online platform. Your participation could help researchers find better ways to measure, treat and potentially prevent Parkinson’s. Get started today!

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First-of-its-Kind DNA Biobank Opens in Peru

ASAP, through GP2 and in partnership with LARGE-PD and the MJFF, celebrated a shared milestone with the inauguration of the DNA Biobank at the Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Neurológicas. The Biobank will help accelerate collaboration and greater genetic representation of Latin American participants in research.

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