Calls for Expression of Interest for SGA2

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Testing pathophysiological models of brain diseases - Medical Informatics Platform

This Call for Expression of Interest (CEoI) is addressed to organisations interested in pathophysiological models of brain disease, in the field of Psychiatry or Neurology.

The objective of this CEoL is to develop a specific, hypothesis-driven use case, by testing the validity of one or more original, promising, elaborated pathophysiological models of brain disease(s) using MIP-driven analysis of large-scale clinical data. These models shall incorporate knowledge from one or more of the following fields: systems biology and systems neuroscience; neuroinformatics; computational neuroscience; and any other relevant contributing field. This knowledge might be provided by activities developed by other HBP Subprojects covering these various fields.

The model(s) might cover specific brain diseases or, alternatively, tackle mechanisms thought to operate across diseases, or challenge current classification of brain disorders. Applicants are encouraged to involve clinicians in the model validation, to strengthen its potential clinical impact.

The predictive models tested should prioritise the validation of potential clinically-relevant biomarkers, which could then be implemented in clinical practice.

This CEoI is open from 29 January 2018 and closes on 15 March 2018.

Testing pathophysiological models of brain diseases(EUR 850,000, including 25% of Indirect Costs)

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For questions regarding this CEoI please email: model-testing@opencalls.humanbrainproject.eu

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Federated analysis of human intracerebral stimulation and recording data - Medical Informatics Platform

This Call for Expression of Interest (CEoL) is addressed to organisations specialised in the fields of human intracerebral stimulation and recording data obtained during procedures of deep brain stimulation (DBS) for psychiatric or neurological diseases requiring such treatment (e.g. movement disorders), as well as during stereoelectroencephalography (SEEG) investigations for epilepsy surgery.

The objective of this call is to recruit into the HBP a partner or group of partners which will develop and run an operational framework for federated analyses of human intracerebral stimulation and recording data, as well as integrating the results with computational modelling, neuroscience, brain atlasing, neuroinformatics, etc., in order to gain further insights into:

  • the relationship between the location of intracerebral electrodes and patients’ clinical outcomes
  • the pathophysiological mechanisms of the various conditions investigated or treated with intracerebral electrodes (e.g. epilepsy and movement disorders), as well as improved therapeutic perspectives
  • the physiology and functional role of the various brain structures investigated with intracerebral electrodes in human subjects
  • the relationship between electrophysiological measures, recommendations for surgery and patients’ post-surgery clinical outcomes.

The applicants should ensure that their study will not promote indications for DBS that raise ethical issues.

This CEoI is open from 29 January 2018 and closes on 15 March 2018.

Federated analysis of human intracerebral stimulation and recording data (EUR 850,000, including 25% of Indirect Costs)

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For questions regarding this CEoI please email: intracerebral@opencalls.humanbrainproject.eu

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Comprehensive ontologies for brain diseases - Medical Informatics Platform

This Call for Expression of Interest (CEoL) is addressed to organisations interested in Ontologies, in particular in the field of brain diseases. Ontologies represent the foundation of any project based on the collection and analysis of medical data. This applies even more particularly to the objectives of the Medical Informatics Platform (MIP), according to the heterogeneity, diversity and complexity of the hospital data made available through the MIP network. In this context, it is essential to establish a comprehensive set of ontologies that will allow leveraging of the research potential of the MIP.

The objective of the call is to develop a broad set of ontologies, covering a wide range of brain diseases and types of data. The development of these ontologies should take into account or be consistent with:

  • the structure of available hospital data
  • the general architecture of the MIP
  • existing, well accepted or recommended ontologies and common data elements, in particular those approved by scientific societies.

In addition, they should promote a transdisciplinary approach across current diseases classifications.

This CEoI is open from 29 January 2018 and closes on 15 March 2018.

Comprehensive ontologies for brain diseases (EUR 314,000, including 25% of Indirect Costs)

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For questions regarding this CEoI please email: ontologies@opencalls.humanbrainproject.eu

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Call for Expression of Interest for HBP ICT-Workshop in July 2018 - HBP Education Programme

We are pleased to announce that the HBP Education Programme Office has launched a Call for Expression of Interest (CEoI) to identify a Scientific Chair to take over the scientific lead of an HBP Education Workshop on ICT for non-specialists.

The HBP Education Programme is inviting HBP and non-HBP scientists to submit a proposal for an HBP Workshop in July 2018 to help educate a new generation of young scientists. Further details can be found in the respective Guides for Applicants (available through the link below).

This Call for Expression of Interest (CEoI) is open from 10 January and closes on 21 February 2018.

HBP ICT-Workshop 2018 (EUR 18,000 and additional work support of 3-4 person/months)

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For questions regarding this CEoI please email: hbp-workshop18@opencalls.humanbrainproject.eu

 

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Background on the Calls

The Human Brain Project (HBP) aims to bring a large number of users to the HBP-Joint Platform  to make it even more attractive for the external science community and to foster new collaborations across the full width of the HBP’s Subprojects. To achieve this, a substantial amount of funding has been made available in the next two-year funding period (the SGA2) for partner organisations to help contribute.

The HBP has asked potential new Partners to submit proposals (see recently closed calls below) that will directly contribute to the development of the HBP Platforms and increase the scope of their application, in terms of neuroscience and clinical research. The selected Partners will become full Partners in the HBP Consortium.  The projects will run from April 2018 to March 2020 (SGA2 phase).

Please note that for some of the CEoIs, current Partners of the HBP Consortium are explicitly invited to write a proposal with new Partners and apply together. Details will be explicitly laid out in the Guide for Applicants.

(Please note: Funding for the CEoIs for SGA2 are dependent on the successful application of the HBP to the European Commission (EC) for this next funding phase. SGA2 currently is in the Grant Preparation Phase.)

 

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SGA2 CEoI evaluation Process

 

Independent external evaluators will assess the submitted proposals. This remote evaluation process will be followed by a physical panel meeting, which will make the final selection.

The selected projects will be funded via the European Commission grant for SGA2.

The CEoI are managed by the Technische Universität München (TUM) together with the coordinator Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL) on behalf of the HBP Consortium. Applications will be received through the ECHORD++ system, kindly provided by TUM.

 

Recently Closed Calls

  • HBP Schools for SGA2
  • HBP Workshops 2018
  • Co-designing the HBP digital infrastructure for advancing the understanding of multilevel brain organisation
  • Coordination of Data Protection in the HBP
  • Modelling allosteric drugs
  • Coordination of gender equality activities
  • Comparative single cell analyses of principal neurons and Interneurons in mice and humans