EBRAINS - Digital Research Infrastructure for Studying the Human Brain
The digital research infrastructure EBRAINS, part of the Human Brain Project (HBP), has been included in the Roadmap 2021 of the European Strategy Forum for Research Infrastructures (ESFRI). This has once again highlighted the importance of the research topic and the project.
Within the framework of the EU flagship initiative Human Brain Project (HBP), numerous insights into the structure and function of the human brain have already been gained since its launch in 2013. With the EBRAINS research infrastructure, the HBP has a platform to further advance the research in this field. The digital infrastructure supports the advancement of neuroscience and the translation of the resulting findings into neuro-inspired technologies, computing, and medicine. With the help of state-of-the-art information technologies and powerful computers as well as AI processes, the large amounts of data and results from the various research areas are to be bundled and utilized. The scientific community as a whole will benefit from the collected insights, which will be accessible via a web portal.
The European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI) has now included EBRAINS in to its Roadmap 2021 and thus attests the special importance and significance of the project. Every two years, the ESFRI updates the roadmap and identifies strategically and research-politically important research infrastructure measures for Europe.
Currently, more than 500 researchers at over 130 European partner institutions from a total of 19 countries are involved in the project. The scientific director of the Human Brain Project is JARA-BRAIN scientist Prof. Katrin Amunts.
Further information in the press release (german) of Forschungszentrum Jülich: https://www.fz-juelich.de/SharedDocs/Pressemitteilungen/UK/DE/2021/2021-07-01-ebrains-in-esfri.html