What does EBRA do? 

  • Focus on existing or newly created research clusters*; 

*a cluster is understood as a research community that can be directed towards basic research, clinical research and/or methodological approaches under a common topic and disease area within brain research; 

  • Support clusters to 
    • consolidate or expand further the research community 
    • engage with policy makers and other relevant stakeholders 
    • build consensus on various issues (research priorities, research roadmapdata sharing, etc.) 
    • promote links with existing research infrastructures  
    • develop the agenda for events 
    • increase the visibility of the research community in a given field 
  • Provide guidance for the following activities: 
    • Workshops/Roundtables/ConferencesSymposia Agenda  
    • Consultation  
    • Communication and dissemination 
  • Coordinate the development of the expected deliverables which may include:  
    • Position/Consensus papers 
    • White papers  
    • Guidelines  
    • Meetings proceedings  
  • Provide: 
    • In-kind contribution: time of an officer 
    • Financial: part of the costs for venue hire, catering, travel expenses and communication materials.  


What is expected from the cluster? 

  • Commit time to organise and performed the activities planned and agreed with EBRA 
  • Take responsibility for the preparation of the deliverables planned and agreed with EBRA 
  • Bear the costs exceeding EBRA contribution 


What does EBRA not do? 

  • Support single individual researchers; 
  • Support Training programmes 
  • Provide events/conferences/workshops secretariat (e.g. booking travel and hotel rooms, etc) 
  • Provide funding for research grantpersonnel, consumables and equipment; 
  • Support activities aiming to develop a new or improve a technologyinfrastructure (e.g. databases), product, process, service or solution; 
  • Support activities aimed to prototyping, testing, demonstrating, piloting, large-scale product validation and market replication, 
  • Reward researchers for their outstanding work. 


The EBRA call for cluster is closed.

Deadline (17:00 CET) Call results
1 June 2019 Mid-September 2019
1 January 2020 Mid-April 2020
1 September 2020 Mid-December 2020


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The EBRA project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 825348. The information provided on this website reflects only the author’s view and that the Commission is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information it contains.