The EU-funded Human Brain Project (HBP) adds 5 new projects, among which Simona Olmi’s NextGen, to its partner network dedicated to translating the societal benefits of brain science. Focused on topics such as tackling schizophrenia, developing models to better understand the brain and helping expand human sensorial perception, these projects represent a key milestone in HBP’s transition towards a user-driven research infrastructure, the new EBRAINS.
All 5 partnering projects went through an evaluation and selection procedure which took both scientific excellence and implementation rigor into account. This means they have been scientifically and ethically reviewed, and approved by the Science and Infrastructure Board of HBP. 4 of these projects are recipients of the 2020 EBRAINS Research Infrastructure voucher.
“The Human Brain Project and EBRAINS stand for openness and collaboration. Our state-of-the-art digital research infrastructure is meant to bring people together – those with great ideas, those with a capacity to implement them, and also those enthusiastic about the potential outcomes. This is how open science can help society at large”, says Pawel Świeboda, HBP Director General and EBRAINS CEO.
See also NextGen on this site.