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NINDS is inviting public input on the challenges and opportunities for supporting and enhancing research in fundamental neuroscience. The deadline for submission of input through a Request for Information is September 1.  

August 18, 2022
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NINDS is inviting researchers to provide comments and advice on gaps and opportunities for research in fundamental neuroscience. 

May 17, 2022
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The Shared European Brain Research Agenda has entered its second stage to create a framework for advancing brain research. The European Brain Council is now accepting public feedback until April 30 to incorporate into the draft framework.  

April 26, 2022
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A message to the community from Dr. John Ngai, Director of the NIH BRAIN Initiative. 

Dear BRAIN Community, 

March 29, 2022
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This Request for Information (RFI) invites community input on opportunities to facilitate collaborations between academic/clinical researchers and potential commercial partners, to enhance the development and dissemination of non-invasive brain imaging technologies.

March 03, 2022
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NIH issues Request for Information on Genomic Data Sharing Policy update by February 28th, 2022, as it strives to maintain balance between confidentiality and maximizing scientific advances from human genomic data.

February 23, 2022
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Colorful pathways in a human brain.

A series of 14 virtual listening sessions from December 1, 2021 through February 1, 2022 organized by the National Institute of Health’s UNITE Initiative to listen and learn from key stakeholders at all levels of the biomedical research community.

December 01, 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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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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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