Discover the future of the European Brain Research Area!

31 October 2022

Neuroscience News, Society & Partner News

The European Brain Research Area (EBRA) promotes cooperation and exchange between brain research projects and networks through the formation of research clusters

Since 2019, the open calls launched by the EBRA consortium resulted in the creation of six clusters. The focus of these clusters revolved around brain health and nutrition (BRAINFOOD), epilepsy (EPICLUSTER), the prevention of severe mental disorders such as psychosis and bipolar disorders (PSMD),  predictive model systems (PREMOS), Down syndrome and disorders of the developing brain (TRISOMY21) and imaging biomarkers (ECIB).  

2022 is the final year of EBRA and to mark the end of the project, we invited cluster representatives to discuss the objectives, outcomes, and future directions of their work.

Representatives of the research infrastructure EBRAINS, a partner of the EBRA project through the Human Brain Project, conducted interviews with cluster coordinators. The interviews consisted of a presentation regarding the purpose of the clusters and a description of the role of the partner involved, but they also touched upon the key research and advocacy points raised during the cluster activities (messages to policymakers, needs about data-sharing, or ethical considerations, for example) and outline future plans of the clusters.

We hope you enjoy learning about the EBRA clusters in these interviews.

Find out more about FENS and EBRA.