Presentation on HBP at the 1st World Congress of the World Association of Dual Disorders

Javier DeFelipe (Director of the Cajal Blue Brain Project at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain) will present at a symposium at the 1 st World Congress of the World Association of Dual...

Jobs - Link to Blue Brain website

This section provides an overview of jobs posted by the Partners of the HBP Consortium. Research Commissariat a l'Énergie Atomique et aux Énergies Alternatives Computer...

Ethics Rapporteurs

Ethics Rapporteur Program The HBP "Ethics Rapporteur" is a scientist, a technologist or an administrator engaged in the work of the HBP who is designated with responsibility to communicate...

Key HBP Leaders Speak at EC Digital Day

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Ramp-Up Phase Deliverables - Content

SP1 - Mouse Brain Organisation Approved Submitted 25.04.2014 D1.4.1: Methods, indicators of progress and target values for mapping of the mouse brain (report). Approved ...

Co-Design Project 5

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The Science and Infrastructure Board - Content

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Partnering Projects

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Contacts - content

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Events - Education Programme

The HBP Education Programme provides an array of events throughout the year. These events are open to the  whole student community , as well as early post-docs, and the participation of...
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HBP Begins Work on Gender Equality

The HBP aims to play a pioneering role in advancing gender equality by targeting a balanced share of male and female scientists in research teams and decision-making, as well as promoting awareness of gender equality in research and innovation. One of the main challenges will be to increase the number of women in higher positions, in particular in governing bodies and in education activities.

Over the next two years, foundations will be laid for a comprehensive and sustainable gender strategy for the entire term of the HBP. The HBP is supported in this challenging task by EAF Berlin, an independent, non-profit research and consulting organization.

The activities planned for the next 15 months include:

  • An online survey of all HBP staff, the results of which will serve as a baseline to ensure that future policies can be aligned with identified needs and barriers. Both female and male scientists will be invited to share their experiences and recommendations.
  • A good practice study and a database will collect innovative policies and existing measures from the collaborating partners and institutions in order to disseminate good practices and to raise awareness.
  • In order to monitor gender equality activities and to transfer them into the entire HBP, a gender advisory committee, linked to the governing structures of the HBP, will be set up. A gender action plan with targets and milestones will be developed.
  • Finally, a conference on gender perspectives will take place in 2018. 

The gender equality activities are coordinated by the Project Coordination Office in Geneva.

Founded as a spin-off of the Technical University of Berlin, the EAF Berlin has 20 years of experience of advising clients in the public and private sector, as well as in academia, on gender equality and diversity. For more information, visit www.eaf-berlin.de.

What People are Saying

  • Collaborate, collaborate, collaborate. This is our opportunity.

    Prof. Karlheinz Meier, University of Heidelberg,
    Co-leader of the Neuromorphic Computing Subproject

  • The Human Brain is the most complex system that we know of. We would like to develop some kind of ‘google' brain where we can zoom in and out, see it from different perspectives and understand how brain structure and function is related. The ultimate aim of the Human Brain Project is to understand the human brain. This is only possible when we understand the structural organization of the human brain.

    Prof. Katrin Amunts, Institute of Neuroscience and Medicine,
    Forschungszentrum Jülich

  • The Human Brain Project will become a major driver of ICT in Europe.

    Prof. Thomas Lippert, Institute for Advanced Simulation, Jülich Supercomputing Centre,
    leader of the High Peformance Computing subproject