Upcoming May Meeting for the NIH BRAIN Initiative Multi-Council Working Group

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Videocast will be available for the open session of the upcoming BRAIN Multi-Council Working Group (MCWG) meeting on Thursday, May 16, 2019.

The NIH BRAIN Initiative Multi-Council Working Group (MCWG), consisting of non-Federal representatives from various NIH Institutes and Centers participating in BRAIN, at-large members, and ex officio representatives from DARPA, FDA, IARPA and NSF, provides ongoing oversight of the long-term scientific vision of the NIH BRAIN Initiative, in the context of the evolving neuroscience landscape. The thirteenth meeting of the MCWG will occur on Thursday, May 16, 2019, at the Neuroscience Conference Center, Conference Rooms C/D (6001 Executive Boulevard, Rockville, MD 20852). The videocast may be accessed here.

The open session will include presentations on BRAIN 2.0 efforts. First, there will be an update from Dr. John Maunsell, co-chair of the Advisory Committee to the NIH Director (ACD) BRAIN Initiative Working Group (WG) 2.0, which is sharing with the community its initial thoughts on the current state of the BRAIN Initiative and inviting public comment. Please submit comments through the Request for Information (RFI) or by emailing BRAINfeedback@nih.gov by May 15, 2019. There will also be an update from Dr. Jim Eberwine, co-chair of the ACD Working Group on BRAIN 2.0 Neuroethics Subgroup (BNS). The BNS is welcoming comments from the public on draft findings and analysis detailed in the Neuroethics Roadmap. The BNS has also provided analysis and findings to the ACD Working Group on BRAIN 2.0 for inclusion in their initial thoughts. Please submit comments to BNS@nih.gov by May 20, 2019.

A written summary and a link to the video archive of the open session from the May MCWG meeting will be posted on the BRAIN MCWG webpage after it has concluded.