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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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These funding opportunities support the BRAIN Initiative Cell Atlas Network (BICAN), which aims to build reference brain cell atlases for wide dissemination throughout the research community.

July 29, 2021
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The funding opportunity will support efforts addressing core ethical issues associated with research focused on the human brain and resulting from emerging technologies and advancements supported by the BRAIN Initiative.

July 16, 2021
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Dr. Elba Serrano, a member of the BRAIN Multi-Council Working Group and Neuroethics Working Group, will travel to Portugal in 2022. 

July 13, 2021
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Dr. John Ngai, BRAIN Initiative Director

“We stand on the verge of a great journey into the unknown – the interior terrain of thinking, feeling, perceiving, learning, deciding, and acting to achieve our goals – that is the special province of the human brain … No single researcher or discovery will solve the brain’s mysteries.” – BR

May 24, 2021
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These Notices support the BRAIN Initiative Cell Atlas Network, which aims to build reference brain cell atlas for wide dissemination throughout the community.

May 03, 2021
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BRAIN Investigators may be interested in the Bridge2AI program and Notices through the NIH Office of Data Science Strategy that will support artificial intelligence and big data efforts.

April 30, 2021