Part 3
Projects & Landmarks
Data, Computing and Digital Research Infrastructures / Project


European Brain ReseArch INfrastructureS

The European Brain ReseArch INfrastructureS (EBRAINS) is a distributed Digital Infrastructure at the interface of neuroscience, computing and technology. It is a ‘one-stop-shop’ offering scientists and technology developers the most advanced tools and services for brain research, including FAIR data services, next-generation brain atlasing, simulation platforms and AI-based analysis of big data. EBRAINS catalyses new findings in science, and innovative brain-inspired technologies and computing to help reach a deeper understanding of the human brain. Beyond neuroscience, it will empower a broad spectrum of biomedicine and other research, including work on Covid-19. It should also enable forward-looking, digital applications for industrial and medical use, for the benefit of patients and society.

Entered in the ESFRI Roadmap in 2021, EBRAINS is a major outcome of the Human Brain Project EU FET Flagship and will provide the coordination nucleus of the post-FET structure. It is powered by the Federated Exascale Network for data Integration and eXchange (Fenix) Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), itself a blueprint for other research communities. Since 2019, EBRAINS is an International non-profit Association under Belgian law (AISBL), whose members currently represent seven European countries. EBRAINS AISBL acts as a Central Hub for RI and support services spread across the participating Member States that will shortly form the National Nodes of EBRAINS with the aim to integrate ‘best-in-class’ resources, creating synergy and building upon national scientific developments and efforts.

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Brussels, Belgium

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