March 17, 2022

Your contribution to shaping the course of neuroscience


Researchers across Europe are invited to comment on a recently published position paper on the vision for the coming decade of digital brain research.

The position paper outlines a vision for neuroscience at the intersection of technology and computing and stresses how a systematic approach will be essential in meeting the pressing medical and technological challenges of the coming decade. The paper is being developed in a participatory process that has been initiated by the Science and Infrastructure Board (SIB) of the Human Brain Project (HBP) and is now open to the entire research community. A first version of the living document has been published on Zenodo and can be commented on via an online form.

The new science of the brain described in the manuscript integrates high-quality basic research, systematic data integration across multiple scales, a new culture of large-scale collaboration and translation into applications. The common position paper is being drafted with the aims of developing a concept for the coming decade of digital brain research and identifying points of convergence and common goals. The authors are convinced that discussions around the theme of digital brain research will help drive progress in the broader field of neuroscience.

The participatory process will be open until the beginning of 2023. Comments will be continuously reviewed and integrated, and new versions of the manuscript will be published every few months. During the Human Brain Project Summit 2023, the manuscript will be adopted by HBP and non-HBP participants. Shortly after, a final version will be published. Everyone contributing to the manuscript will be considered for authorship (please find more detailed information in the commenting form below).

Publication: Amunts et al. (2022). The coming decade of digital brain research - A vision for neuroscience at the intersection of technology and computing (Version 1.0)

Commenting: To submit comments to the current version of the manuscript, please use the commenting form here.