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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
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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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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