The NIH Blueprint seeks feedback from the scientific community about how to best continue to support neuroscience research over the next 10 years.

May 14, 2015

The Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) InitiativeSM is a bold undertaking aimed at revolutionizing our understanding of the human brain.

February 17, 2015

As delineated in the “BRAIN 2025: A Scientific Vision” report, crucial scientific knowledge of brain function comes from patients who voluntarily consent to the collection of research data as they…

October 16, 2014

The NIH BRAIN working group presented its long-term vision for the BRAIN Initiative to the NIH Director’s Advisory Committee on June 5, which was enthusiastically endorsed by the Committee and the NIH director.  This vision, detailed in the working group’s…

June 06, 2014

On May 14, the Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues issued its first set of recommendations in response to President Obama’s charge to “identify proactively a set of core ethical standards – both to guide neuroscience research and to address some of the ethical dilemmas that may be…

May 14, 2014

Last week, President Obama announced his budget proposal to double the Federal investment in the BRAIN Initiative from about $100 million in Fy 2014 to approximately $200 million in FY 2015.

March 14, 2014

On January 15, 2014, the President signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2014 (P.L. 113-73.).  In this bill, Congress signaled its strong support for the BRAIN Initiative by appropriating funds for NIH Institutes and Centers to begin its implementation in fiscal year 2014.

January 27, 2014

The Advisory Committee to the NIH Director (ACD) is holding a public teleconference on September 16, 2013 (3:00-5:00 EDT) to discuss the interim report of the BRAIN working group.

September 09, 2013

Welcome to the launch of! Here you’ll hear from me and the co-chairs of my Advisory Committee’s Working Group on the bold new BRAIN (Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies) Initiative.

May 07, 2013