The complexity of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and the multiplicity of factors implicated in its etiology, makes ALS research a multifaceted field involving diverse scientific disciplines, either related specifically to the disease, or, more generally, relevant for diverse neurodegenerative conditions. Ever increasing number of centers and research groups are focusing their attention to ALS related topics.
The purpose of AriSLA is to promote the research that confers a better understanding of disease causes and mechanisms, in an effort to reach an effective diagnostic and therapeutic approaches and thus introduce, as soon as possible, significant improvements in the lives of ALS patients.
To achieve these objectives AriSLA intends to support projects and initiatives in different but complementary areas: basic research, translational, clinical and technological research.
However, AriSLA vocation is not limited to the mere supply of financial support: AriSLA’s aim is to sustain researchers all the way from the work design stage, through the optimization and coordination of investments into research, so to avoid duplication or repetition, and identifying and encouraging synergies between the research actions at national and international level.