BRAIN Initiative as “Moonshot”

NIH director Francis Collins, M.D., discusses some of the 58 projects funded in the first wave of grants awarded by the NIH under the BRAIN Initiative. He spoke at a press conference announcing the awards, September 30, 2014.

Video published on October 2, 2014 by National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

MCWG Meeting July 30, 2015

NIH BRAIN Initiative Multi-Council Working Group Meeting (MCWG) met on July, 30 2015. Videocast coming soon.

10:15 am - Update on BRAIN
10:30 am - Opportunities for Collaboration
11:40 am - Group Discussion
12:45 pm - Neuroethics
1:15 pm - FY 16 Plans
3:00 pm - FY 17 and Beyond

For more information on previous MCWG meetings and members, go to "Working Group"under the "About" menu.


President Obama on the BRAIN Initiative

President Barack Obama launches the BRAIN Initiative on April 2, 2013. The video in this post was titled "President Obama Speaks on the BRAIN Initiative and American Innovation."

..."President Obama unveils a bold new research initiative designed to revolutionize our understanding of the human brain, and discusses the importance of investing in American innovation to create jobs and strengthen our economy."

Published on YouTube by the White House April 2, 2013.

Early Access to Neuromodulation and Recording- 6/3-6/4

TITLE: NIH BRAIN Initiative Workshop: Industry Partnerships to Facilitate Early Access to Neuromodulation and Recording Devices for Human Clinical Studies

TIME: 12:00:00 PM DATE: June 3 and 4, 2015

PLACE: Neuroscience Center Building (NSC)

Live NIH Videocast (archived after seminar)

August 25, 2014 MCWG meeting

The purpose of the working group is to provide input on a variety of issues to the advisory councils of the 10 NIH Institutes participating in the BRAIN Initiative.

The meeting included an overview of the BRAIN Initiative, an overview of the working group’s responsibilities, and a discussion of the applications received in response to the NIH’s initial six BRAIN Initiative funding announcements. In the afternoon, concepts for potential future BRAIN funding announcements were presented for input and approval

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