HBP Curriculum  
Interdisciplinary Brain Science

The HBP Curriculum on Interdisciplinary Brain Science offers web-based distance learning courses that provide basic lessons in the HBP core fields neuroscience, medicine, cognitive systems and ICT as well as the complementary subjects of ethics and intellectual property rights.

The courses are open to the whole scientific community, regardless of affiliation with the HBP, but especially target the following groups:
• Master‘s students already carrying out research
• PhD students
• Researchers who have received their doctoral degree within the past three years at the time of their application for training

Video lectures are publicly available. Each online lecture is supplemented by a discussion forum and additional learning material for each course. 

By combining the online course with the participation in an Education event, that qualifies as a complimentary part of the online course ECTS credits can be awarded.

Curriculum Info Brochure 3.3 MB




The next opportunity to take an Online Course exam is back to back to:

The EBRAINS Workshop: Anatomy and function of the prefrontal cortex across species taking place from
14_16 March in Paris, France.
If you are interested in taking an exam, please write us an email to: curriculum.edu@humanbrainproject.eu and sign up for the event!




The courses address early career researchers who want to gain knowledge outside their area of specialisation or who are interested in learning about ethical challenges or translation and exploitation of research.


ECTS Credits

Participants have the possibility of taking an exam related to the online content of the courses. Upon successful completion, ECTS credits can be awarded. The credits are awarded by the Medical University of Innsbruck / Austria (MUI) if the following conditions are fulfilled:

  • Full attendance of one qualified Education event
  • Registration for HBP Online Course on Interdisciplinay Brain Science via e-mail to curriculum.edu@humanbrainproject.eu, stating which online course(s) you would like to attend
  • Attendance of the online course(s)
  • Successful completion of exam(s)


In total, it is possible to achieve a maximum of 12 ECTS credits for all 6 courses.

The credits for the 6 courses are distributed as follows:

Brain medicine for non-specialists 2.5 ECTS
Neurobiology for non-specialists* Basic: 1 ECTS
Advanced: 1 ECTS
ICT for non-specialists 1.5 ECTS
Cognitive systems for non-specialists 2 ECTS
Research, ethics and societal impact 1.5 ECTS
Intellectual property rights, translation and exploitation of research 2.5 ECTS

* It is possible to only take the Basic exam, or both Basics and Advanced, but not only the Advanced exam.

Examination fee: 30 € (per exam)