EBRAINS: a key enabler to advance brain research

A new digital research infrastructure to foster collaborative brain science


EBRAINS is a new digital research infrastructure (RI), created by the EU-funded Human Brain Project (HBP), that gathers an extensive range of data and tools for brain-related research. It draws on cutting-edge neuroscience, big data, simulation and modelling tools, robotics and related technologies, and access to High Performance computing platforms to help translate the latest scientific discoveries into innovation in medicine and industry, for the benefit of patients and society.


EBRAINS’ ambition is to provide the scientific community at large with an open state-of-the-art capability that fosters collaborative brain science, opens the way to ground-breaking discovery and aims to secure Europe’s leading position in the dynamically growing field of multidisciplinary brain research and its exploitation.



EBRAINS is meant to be truly pan-European and key to generating the necessary synergy between research efforts that are often fragmented, across nations and between different scientific disciplines.  Its aim is to dramatically increase the efficiency and productivity of European brain research, by making findable, reusable data and state-of-the art digital research tools available to the scientific community within Europe and offering them openly for use and expansion across the planet. The EBRAINS research infrastructure and its user community will accelerate collaborative scientific, clinical and industrial research across disciplines and borders.


EBRAINS is looking forward to enlarging its user community. All academic researchers have open access to EBRAINS’ state-of-the art services.  Industry researchers are also very welcome to use the platform under specific agreements.  For more information about EBRAINS, please contact info@ebrains.eu



Background information

FET-Open and FET Proactive are now part of the Enhanced European Innovation Council (EIC) Pilot (specifically the Pathfinder), the new home for deep-tech research and innovation in Horizon 2020, the EU funding programme for research and innovation

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