Catalyzing Impact

ASAP is using open science to support the larger goals of collaboration, resource generation, and data sharing and accessibility to make a positive impact on Parkinson’s disease (PD) research:

We apply a theory of change framework to cohesively and comprehensively measure progress — from idea to result — and reflect upon and iterate processes as we proceed.


Scientific progress can be accelerated when researchers exchange ideas early and often, in a collaborative rather than competitive manner.


By supporting resource development, we are building an infrastructure, available to the larger scientific community, that improves access to research tools, reproducibility of studies, and process efficiency to accelerate discoveries.


By sharing research outputs like data, code, and protocols, we are allowing researchers to build upon the work of others. This facilitates collaboration among investigators, attracts new talent and expertise to the field, and allows us to increase the power of our studies through meta-analysis.


We believe that by supporting collaboration, facilitating research, enabling resource generation, and creating a culture of data sharing, we can deliver faster and better outcomes for Parkinson’s disease research.

Open science is at the core of all our work. We facilitate the rapid and free exchange of scientific ideas, ensuring that the research we fund can be leveraged for future discoveries. See our Supported Programs for more information around our five initiatives, each with the goal of advancing research for the benefit of the entire PD community.

ASAP by the Numbers

as of March 2024


Research Outputs




Average Months Between Preprints and Published Outputs


GP2 Data Releases


CRN Datasets

17 million+

PPMI Data Downloads




CRN Lab Resources



Our Catalog lists ASAP-funded research outputs, including blog posts, articles, protocols, datasets, code for analytical pipelines, and lab resources such as plasmids, cell lines, or animal models.

Protocol Particulars

Check out our interview series with ASAP-funded researchers explaining the process to recreate their protocols and sharing best practices.

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Mujahid Azfar, MSc
Team Vangheluwe

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Examining the Ultrastructural Components of Dopamine Neurons

Natalie Doig, PhD
Team Cragg

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Jonathan Breiter, MSc
Team Wood

Latest News

Bloomberg News provides a deep dive into our work and our partnership with The Michael J. Fox Foundation. Working together, we’re proud to be at the forefront of Parkinson’s disease research. Click to view a PDF of the article.