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Illustration of human brain with electrodes.

The NIH BRAIN Initiative is hosting an informational webinar to discuss the aims and features of the Research Resource Grants for Technology Integration and Dissemination (RFA-NS-22-011).  

January 03, 2022
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Neural recoding probe surrounded by colorful neurons.

Today’s post highlights a new funding opportunity announcement (FOA) that supports short courses for skills development that will significantly advance the educational goals of the BRAIN Initiative.

December 22, 2021
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Illustrative camera icon with a photo of a brain.

We’ve collected stunning imagery as part of our annual Show Us Your BRAINs! Photo and Video Contest. In a series of five articles, we highlight the top artwork from the 2020 and 2021 contests and the scientific tools used to uncover the beauty of the brain.

December 21, 2021
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Image of a sagittal view of a brain diagram and text: "The BRAIN Initiative Meeting Open Science, New Tools"

Your attendance at this open meeting June 21-22, 2022 will help us continue to build the BRAIN community and provide a forum for discussing exciting scientific developments and potential new directions, and to identify areas for collaboration and research coordin

December 16, 2021
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Mouse brain slice with bright green neurons.

European Parliament hosted leaders from the International Brain Initiative this fall to discuss strategies that foster collaborative science across borders. A newly published report summarizes key takeaways.

December 15, 2021
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Yellow neuron.

Recent BRAIN Initiative-funded study finds promise in the use of adaptive deep brain stimulation for treatment of neuropsychiatric disorders like obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).

December 13, 2021
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Illustration of human brain with electrodes.

This week, we will highlight BRAIN Initiative funding opportunity announcements (FOAs) for fiscal year 2022. This post features funding opportunities to develop, test, and utilize next-gen neural devices to advance our knowledge about the brain.

December 09, 2021
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Neural recoding probe surrounded by colorful neurons.

This week, we will highlight BRAIN Initiative funding opportunity announcements (FOAs) for fiscal year 2022. Today’s post summarizes FOAs for neural recording, modulation, and stimulation tool development in animals and humans.

December 08, 2021
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Mouse brain slice with bright green neurons.

This week, we will highlight BRAIN Initiative funding opportunity announcements (FOAs) for fiscal year 2022. Today’s post features FOAs for data analysis and archival approaches.

December 07, 2021