NeuroDevNet: A Canada Network of Centres of Excellence--to realize a vision by effective operations and collaborative mechanisms

Semin Pediatr Neurol. 2011 Mar;18(1):5-9. doi: 10.1016/j.spen.2011.02.008.


The management structure of NeuroDevNet is a key feature of this collaborative enterprise. To a large extent this structure is prescribed by the funding agency, the Network of Centres of Excellence, but its operability is critically dependent on key elements such as an engaged Board of Directors and complementary activities of the Scientific and Executive Directors. The support of the Projects and Cores by the NeuroDevNet administrative team is geared toward building a network mentality. NeuroDevNet has a lean administrative staff that works with the Board and its research members to reach out to involve care-givers, families and children, policy makers and other researchers. By this means we hope to build a progressive and sustainable organization that helps support efforts toward improved outcomes in children with neurodevelopmental disorders.

MeSH terms

  • Brain / growth & development
  • Brain Diseases / diagnosis
  • Brain Diseases / therapy
  • Canada
  • Cooperative Behavior*
  • Government Programs / organization & administration*
  • Humans
  • Interdisciplinary Studies*
  • Neurosciences / methods*
  • Program Development*
  • Research / organization & administration