Roadmap for Mental Health Research in Europe (ROAMER)

At a Glance
  • Status: Active Consortium
  • Year Launched: 2011
  • Initiating Organization: European Commission Seventh Framework Programme (FP7)
  • Initiator Type: Government
  • Disease focus:
    Mental Health
  • Location: Europe

Abstract

The Roadmap for Mental Health Research in Europe (ROAMER) consortium is a three-year effort funded by the European Commission, under the Seventh Framework Programme, to create a coordinated road map for the promotion and integration of mental health research across Europe, based on a common methodology and conceptual framework that covers the full spectrum of biological, psychological, epidemiological, public health, social, and economic aspects of mental health and well-being.

Mission

The goal of the ROAMER consortium is to create a coordinated roadmap for the promotion and integration of research in mental health and well-being across Europe.

ROAMER’s main objectives are to:

Structure & Governance

The core of the project is formed by six scientific work packages (WPs) comprised of groups of scientific experts. These WPs will analyze the key areas of mental health research in Europe.

Each area of knowledge will be addressed consistently by following a common methodology that comprises several general steps, including the examination of the current state-of-the-art, identification of gaps, and prioritization of advances to address those gaps.

The general approach in each field will take advantage of several activities, such as survey consultations, systematic literature reviews, scientific workshops, and consecutive consensus meetings.

The outputs of each scientific WP will be integrated with a geographic, multidisciplinary, and life-course approach, revised by the Scientific Advisory Board, the Stakeholder Advisory Board, and the Government and Funding Institution Council, discussed in Policy Workshops and finally agreed by consensus and translated into Roadmaps. Other WPs are carrying on the essential tasks of project management, coordination of stakeholder involvement, dissemination and promotion of the results, and the final translation of the outputs into Roadmaps.

Financing

EU FP7, FP7-HEALTH-2011/No 282586, Total cost: EUR 2 265 950

Homepage

http://www.roamer-mh.org/

Points of Contact

Research and Development Unit
Parc Sanitari Sant Joan de Déu - CIBERSAM
C/ Dr. Antoni Pujades 42

08830 Sant Boi de Llobregat (Barcelona, Spain)

Tel: (+34) 93 5569677
Fax: (+34) 93 5569674
Email address: roamer@pssjd.org

Sponsors & Partners

Centro de Investigacion Biomedica en Red

King’s College London

Fondation Fondamental

Institut National de la Sante et de la Recherche Medicale (INSERM)

Universiteit Maastricht

Technische Universitaet Dresden

London School of Economics and Political Science

Zentralinstitut Fuer Seelische Gesundheit

Nordiska Hogskolan For Folkhalsovetenskap

Seconda Universita Degli Studi di Napoli

Semmelweis Egyetem

The University of Manchester

The University of Cambridge

CF Consulting Finanziamenti Unione Eurpea Srl


Last Updated: 04/15/2016

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