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

As part of the celebrations marking the 60 th anniversary of the Treaties of Rome , the EC has organized Digital Day in Rome on 23 March 2017. This event focuses on Europe's digital future...

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

Co-Design Project 5 - Functional Plasticity for Learning in large-Scale Systems Co-Design Project 5 is targeting learning the phenomenon of learning, providing a link between the transfer...

The Science and Infrastructure Board - Content

The Science and Infrastructure Board The Science and Infrastructure Board (SIB) drives forward the HBP's scientific excellence, ensures the implementation of its research plan, and...

Partnering Projects

The HBP aims to build large user communities of its ICT Platforms by teaming up with end-user partners. The HBP also seeks partnerships with large projects that generate neuroscience data, which...

Contacts - content

General Enquiries info@humanbrainproject.eu Project Coordination admin@humanbrainproject.eu Partnering Projects and Industrial Relations partnering@humanbrainproject.eu ...

New opinion article proposes an approach linking brain organisation stages from genes to consciousness

A new opinion article by Jean-Pierre Changeux in Trends in Cognitive Sciences presents a new approach to link the stages of brain organisation from genes to consciousness. In the article,...

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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Understanding the Brain Through Large, Multidisciplinary Research Initiatives

The multidisciplinary and multicenter approach needed to tackle the issues around understanding the brain are highlighted in an article in the latest issue of Lancet Neurology.

Written by representatives of three of the leading brain research initiatives (HBP in Europe, BRAIN in the US and Brain/MINDS in Japan), together with members of the European Commission and the European Parliament, the article highlights issues from the recent STOA workshop held at the European Parliament. The relevant issues identified at the workshop were 1) the need to coordinate and standardize the wealth of data produced, 2) the benefits of data sharing, 3) the need to educate young scientists in the integration of information technology and experimental neuroscience, and 4) the importance of ethics in brain research.

An editorial piece in the same issue of Lancet Neurology also explains the successful adjustments the Flagship HBP has made since its inception, and offers some suggestions for fruitful engagement with the scientific community in the future.

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