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Last month, members of the NIH BRAIN Initiative Neuroethics Working Group (NEWG) and Multi-Council Working Group (MCWG) discussed the ethics of research participant payment, diversifying brain tissue donation, the BRAIN In

September 16, 2021
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This recently-issued Request for Information (RFI) invites stakeholder input on the utility and useability of sample language developed for use in informed consent documents for data and biospecimen sharing.

September 13, 2021
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This Notice of Special Interest encourages eligible BRAIN Initiative awardees to apply for supplemental funds that will promote diversity in health-related research.

September 08, 2021
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The BRAIN Plan for Enhancing Diverse Perspectives encourages the research community to broadly consider how diverse perspectives advance the proposed specific aims and are integral to equity and inclusion in their science. 

September 01, 2021
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OpenScope opens the Allen Brain Observatory platform to the community, allowing for more sophisticated hypotheses testing on brain function.

August 30, 2021
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Join us today for a virtual event that will bring together NIH BRAIN program staff, BRAIN-funded investigators, and the neuroscience community to discuss the latest findings in our understanding of the human brain, neuropsychiatric disorders, and behavior. 

August 25, 2021
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These newsletters spotlight different BRAIN Initiative investigators with tools, technologies, and/or theories ready for distribution to the research community to advance neurotechnology.

August 23, 2021
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Please join us for two virtual NIH BRAIN Initiative meetings tomorrow and Friday. Videocast will be available for the open meeting sessions.

August 18, 2021
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The NIH BRAIN Initiative recently organized a neuroethics-focused session on engagement between neuroethicists, neuroscientists, and the public and scientific communities, as part of the virtual 7th Annual BRAIN Initiative Investigators Meeting.

August 16, 2021
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What will the future of brain connectivity mapping look like? What have we learned? Where are we now? Find out by reading our recent report summarizing key takeaways from the workshop.

August 12, 2021