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Logo of the BRAIN Initiative Alliance, with "BRAIN INITIATIVE" as a letter block and "BRAIN INITIATIVE ALLIANCE" underneath.

The BRAIN Initiative® Alliance invites BRAIN scientists to share their tools with the scientific community via their new web form and has released the next issue of their Toolmakers Newsletter.

February 28, 2022
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Colorful pathways in a human brain.

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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Neural recoding probe surrounded by colorful neurons.

Two FOAs that fall under the umbrella of the BRAIN Understanding Circuits program are being re-issued with a new PEDP requirement. 

February 16, 2022
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NIH logo

Last month, members of the NIH BRAIN Initiative Neuroethics Working Group (NEWG) and Multi-Council Working Group (MCWG) discussed ethical challenges in implanted neural device research in humans, a new concept for funding, and more. 

February 14, 2022
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Image of a sagittal view of a brain diagram and text: "The BRAIN Initiative Meeting Open Science, New Tools"

Please join us on June 21-22 at the BRAIN Initiative’s 8th annual meeting and help us build a dynamic and collaborative BRAIN research community through your attendance and symposia submissions.

February 08, 2022
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BRAIN Director, Dr. John Ngai

More than two years into a global pandemic, we’ve all had to figure out new ways of living and working. For many, including myself, days of the week and months of the year have seemingly blended together into one continuous blur.

February 03, 2022
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Join the virtual info session on February 7 at 1 pm ET

The initial phase of the competition aims to attract eligible participants to submit innovative proposals on target neuromodulation therapies.

January 27, 2022
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Yellow neuron.

Please join us for two virtual NIH BRAIN Initiative meetings next Monday and Tuesday. Videocast will be available for the open meeting sessions.

January 19, 2022
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NIH Blueprint for Neuroscience Research Banner

The notice encourages BRAIN applicants to apply to the NIH Blueprint MedTech program’s funding opportunities aimed at accelerating the translation of early stage neurotechnologies to first-in-human studies.  

January 12, 2022
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BRAIN 2.0 Transformative Projects Diagram (400px)

BRAIN Initiative Director Dr John Ngai provides a Leading Edge overview of three ambitious “BRAIN 2.0 transformative projects” – a comprehensive human brain cell atlas project, the BRAIN microconnectivity project, and the precision access to brain cell types project – which

January 07, 2022