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When the President launched the BRAIN Initiative in April 2013, he charged his Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues with exploring the ethical, legal, and societal implications raised by both this research initiative and other recent advances in neuros

February 05, 2014
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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
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NIH will hold several informational conference calls for prospective applicants to the recently released funding opportunities under the BRAIN Initiative.  For specifics, visit http://www.nih.gov/science/brain/funding.htm#faq.

January 06, 2014
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BRAIN Funding Opportunities

Today, NIH is excited to release six new funding opportunities in support of the BRAIN Initiative.

December 17, 2013
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Check out the findings of the ACD working group on the NIH BRAIN Initiative identifying high priority research areas that should be considered for BRAIN Initiative NIH funding in Fiscal Year 14.

September 16, 2013
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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
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The American Brain Coalition is hosting a webinar to engage the patient advocacy community on July 22 from 1:00-2:00 p.m. (EDT). For more information, check out their site at http://www.americanbraincoalition.org/

July 01, 2013
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Dr. Collins introduces President Obama at the White House

Welcome to the launch of BRAINfeedback.nih.gov! 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