International Max Planck Research Network on Aging
This interdisciplinary network of the Max Planck Society was initiated by Paul B. Baltes in 2004. Many Max Planck Institutes (including the Max Planck Institute for Human Development) collaborate with international universities and research institutions to focus on the causes, patterns, processes, and consequences of aging. James W. Vaupel, Director at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research in Rostock, has been Director of MaxNetAging since 2007. It also involves a graduate program, the MaxNetAging Research School (MNARS).
International Max Planck Research Network on Cognition (2008–2012)
The main focus of the Max Planck Research Network on Cognition (MaxNetCognition) was on human cognitive performance, functional brain circuitries, neuronal activities, and computational algorithms. MaxNetCognition increased the cooperation and coordination between institutes and across sections of the Max Planck Society.