NIH BRAIN Interim Report Released
The NIH has released the interim report of the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) working group. The full report is available from NIH as is the slide presentation that highlights key recommendations. NIH encourages feedback through the dedicated BRAIN feedback webpage.
There will be additional opportunities to learn about and provide feedback on this initiative during the SfN annual meeting, held in San Diego November 9-13. A panel discussion on BRAIN and the European Human Brain Project will take place on Mon., November 11 and an NIH satellite event later that day will provide a forum for additional discussion with the working group leaders.
“When announcing the BRAIN Initiative in April, President Obama spoke powerfully about the tremendous need to increase investment in brain research, and the extraordinary opportunities to expand and speed basic and clinical discovery to serve humankind,” noted Larry Swanson, SfN president. “SfN encourages the neuroscience community to welcome an increased focus on brain research and we invite members to participate in the dialogue on the working group interim report, now and during Neuroscience 2013. Ultimately, advances in brain research will be possible only with sustained and growing funding, and SfN looks forward to partnering with many groups to advocate globally for robust scientific investment.”