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The two re-issued funding opportunities support both small targeted projects and large, team-research projects. They encourage the utilization of innovative tools, diverse species, and comparative approaches.

April 06, 2021
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Last year, The BRAIN Initiative® proposed a challenge for students to describe their perspectives on the ethics and implications of emerging neurotechnologies. This month, Drs. John Ngai and Walter Koroshetz announced the winners live via an online broadcast.

March 31, 2021
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In January, members of the NIH BRAIN Initiative Neuroethics Working Group (NEWG) and Multi-Council Working Group (MCWG) met virtually to discuss emerging ethics themes in BRAIN and ongoing efforts to promote and enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion in neuroscience.

March 17, 2021
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A recent Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) will support the translation of BRAIN technologies from academic and non-small business research to the marketplace.

March 12, 2021
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Dr. John Ngai, BRAIN Initiative Director

Meet Dr. John Ngai, Director of the NIH BRAIN Initiative.

March 09, 2021
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Dr. Andrea Beckel-Mitchener, Deputy Director of NIH BRAIN Initiative

Dr. Beckel-Mitchener has been serving as acting deputy director of the BRAIN Initiative alongside Dr. John Ngai, who was named BRAIN Initiative director in January 2020.

March 08, 2021
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Evaluating the validity of flexible models… Astrocytes control inhibitory neural synapses… The future of open source optogenetic data in non-human primates… A brain region that can predict the future…

February 26, 2021
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A recently issued BRAIN Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) will support the dissemination of promising technologies and resources generated from BRAIN awards, fostering collaborations and integrating these research innovations into research practice.

February 25, 2021
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A message to the community from the Directors of the Institutes, Centers, and Offices involved in the NIH BRAIN Initiative and NIH Blueprint for Neuroscience Research.

February 12, 2021
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This next workshop series of 2021 will bring together non-invasive neuroimaging tool developers, neuroscientists, engineers, and industry partners to discuss emerging tools and pathways for disseminating current imaging technologies. Please join us on Feb.

February 11, 2021