Q. What does “Submit to this Challenge” mean?
A. “Challenge” is a word used by IdeaScale that refers to requests for ideas, questions, or comments on a topic. In this case, the National Institute on Aging is soliciting your ideas on optimizing our intended Eureka Prize Competition using technology to improve care for people living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. For the purposes of IdeaScale the word “challenge” is not referring to the prize competition.

Q: How will the input I submit be used by the NIA?
A: NIA staff will review and categorize all the input submitted during the comment period. The input gathered through this effort will be an important resource used to optimize the development and planning of a Eureka Prize Competition for Alzheimer's disease and related dementias care coordination.

Q. Why is there an attachment field?
A. The optional attachment field is available in case you would like to provide additional information. It is not necessary to provide any references.

Q. Am I allowed to submit more than one idea?
A. Yes, feel free to submit as many opportunities or gaps as you are aware of.

Q. Why was I asked to provide an email address during registration?
A. IdeaScale will alert you by email to confirm your idea has been received and if someone has commented on your idea. A moderator from NIA may reach out to you by email in the event that further input on your part is needed to clarify an idea, question, or comment you have submitted; this is the only reason NIH will use your email, and NIH will not store email addresses provided to IdeaScale beyond this purpose. Your email address is not shared with the public. Your input will be attributed to the Username, Full Name, and Affiliation you provided during registration. A pseudonym can be used for either or both Username and Full Name. Please see the Disclaimers Page for privacy information.

Q. If I have already registered and would now like to change my real name to a pseudonym, how do I make this change so that I can post anonymously?
A: It is possible to edit both your Full Name and Username from your dashboard at any time. You can access the dashboard and your profile by clicking on your profile icon in the upper right corner of the screen (the default icon is a blue box with the first initial of the name you used to sign up), or on your full name in your mini-profile (appears in the righthand panel).

Q. Is there a way for me to mention another community member in my idea or comment?
A: You can use @mentions in your ideas and comments. Begin typing @“user name” and you will see an auto-complete list of matching usernames to select from. The selected community member will receive an email pointing towards the referenced content.