The importance of enhanced collaboration in the world of brain research

The EBRA project was created in 2018 to bring together members that share the common goal of enhancing coordination and collaboration among brain related projects and initiatives, to address gaps and enable the translation of breakthroughs.

There was, and still is, a consensus on the need for the promotion of an inclusive approach to brain research, enhancing productive collaboration among European and international brain initiatives and proposing the generation of a shared strategic brain research agenda. […]


EBRA at FENS Forum 2020

The bi-annual Federation of European Neuroscience Society (FENS) Forum, the largest international neuroscience meeting in Europe, was held on 11-15 July 2020. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the FENS Forum was held entirely virtually, making it accessible from all over the world and giving access to all sessions, lectures, events and the exhibition hall up to three months afterwards.

In this context, EBRA held a virtual presentation on the topic of Promoting and enhancing collaboration in brain […]


EBRA releases project video

EBRA has released its project video, introducing the project as a whole – at both the operational and strategic levels – as well as the main activities ongoing and still to come. The video is an additional tool to disseminate the project at a much wider level, breaking down the project in a clear and understandable manner, providing insight on the Shared European Brain Research Agenda (SEBRA), the clusters and the key aims […]


EBRA Autumn School announced & dates set

On October 22-23, 2020, EBRA and Neuron will hold an Autumn school in Berlin, Germany.

The following topics will be discussed, with special emphasis on real life examples and exercises:

– Analysis of existing evidence: systematic reviews
– Animal models in preclinical research
– How to increase quality of research
– Pre-registration of studies
– How to write a good project application

The workshop follows the EBRA Spring school on Open Research in collaboration with […]


EBRA presented at Virtual EAN Congress 2020

The EBRA project was recently presented during the Scientific Theatre of the Virtual EAN Congress, held on 23-26 May 2020. Dr. Kristien Aarts, Project Manager at the European Brain Council (EBRA Coordinator), presented various aspects of the project: introducing the EBRA project as a whole, providing an overview of the landscape analysis results, insight into the Shared European Brain Research Agenda and the various activities of the (currently) 4 EBRA clusters.

The presentation video is […]


EBRA announces two new clusters

Following the January 1 cluster call deadline, EBRA is pleased to confirm the addition of two new clusters: BRAINFOOD and Trisomy21.

BRAINFOOD aims to positively impact brain health by improving nutrition of European citizens based upon fundamental insights in the bidirectional links between brain health and nutrition, with a mission to synergistically and in a coordinated and non-fragmented manner, to specifically identify knowledge gaps and priorities in ways that can impact on the societal […]


Communication guidelines to support the coronavirus global response effort

The European Union has set up a global campaign to raise €7.5 billion to develop diagnostics, treatments and vaccines and deploy them to every corner of the world at an affordable price. To promote this, the European Commission provided some resources to promote this effort of the to fight the Coronavirus, highlighting the role of research and innovation in this progress.

The material available contains graphics for use on social media, key messages, guidelines and everything […]


EBRA holds Spring School on Open Research in collaboration

On March 19-20th  2020 the EBRA Spring school on Open Research in collaboration with the QUEST Institute Berlin was conducted as online conference. 22 participants attended the virtual meeting and discussed the presentations. From ‘Quality and Robustness in Biomedical Research’ via ‘Experimental Design (Strategies against Biases, Exploration to Confirmation)’, and ‘What is N? Experimental, observational, and measurement units’ to ‘Statistics and p-value’ the lectures detailed a tremendous amount of information and support for experimental preclinical […]


EBRA launches 3rd call for clusters

The 3rd EBRA Call for Clusters is currently underway! You have until 1 June 2020 to submit your application to become a cluster.

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. The aim of forming a cluster under EBRA is to promote co-operation and exchange between brain research projects and networks, […]