EBRA project comes to a close with Final Conference

The four-year EU-funded European Brain Research Area (EBRA) project came to a close at the end of October 2022, its forged partnerships and successes officially celebrated in a Final Conference held in Brussels, Belgium on 11 October.

Launched in 2018, the EBRA project  — led by the European Brain Council in partnership with the Network of European funding for Neuroscience research (NEURON), the Joint Programme – Neurodegenerative Disease Research (JPND) and the 


EBRA releases interviews with clusters, highlighting achievements and next steps

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

Since 2019, open calls were launched by the EBRA consortium that 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 […]


EBRA at ECNP Congress 2022

The annual European College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ECNP) Congress is Europe’s premier scientific meeting for disease-oriented brain research, annually attracting more than 5,000 psychiatrists, neuroscientists, neurologists and psychologists from around the world.

The European College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ECNP) is an independent scientific association dedicated to the science and treatment of disorders of the brain. It is the largest non-institutional supporter of applied and translational neuroscience research and education in Europe.

EBRA took part in the


EBC-EBRA roundtable on Global Partnerships in Brain Research at the Science Summit @ UNGA77

On 26 September 2022, in the framework of the Science Summit at the 77th United Nations General Assembly, the European Brain Research Area, led by European Brain Council, and Cohen Veterans Bioscience, in partnership with the Brain Capital Alliance and OECD Neuroscience-inspired Policy Initiative convened a meeting on Global Partnerships in Brain Research in New York, USA.

Bringing leaders in neuroscience around the table, the meeting highlighted existing global partnerships and aimed to explore collaboration and […]


Final BRAINFOOD cluster meeting held in Brussels

On 22 September 2022, a final meeting was held in Brussels of the EBRA BRAINFOOD cluster with the title: What actions improve nutrition for brain health for European citizens?

The meeting was attended by 90 stakeholders ranging from scientists and clinicians to patient organizations and consultants. The meeting started with introductions of Prof Felice Jacka (Australia, Food and Mood center), Prof Eline van der Beek (Nutricia Research, Lausanne) and Prof Louise Dye (Health […]


EBRA at the FENS Forum 2022

EBRA was pleased to be back to another in-person congress last week, attending the FENS Forum on 9-13 July in Paris, France. Led by project coordinators the European Brain Council, EBRA was featured in a number of places throughout the congress, including a permanent stand in the Exhibition Hall, which brought a lot of interest and saw many EBRA materials and giveaways distributed to the 8000+ congress attendees.

Special Interest Event: The European Brain Research area: Building […]


Registration open for the EBRA Final Conference

On behalf of the European Brain Research Area (EBRA) project partners, we are delighted to invite you to register for the upcoming Final Conference, to take place on 11th October 2022 in Brussels, Belgium.

Four years have already passed and plenty of work is to be presented this coming October, including the EBRA Landscape Analysis, the Shared European Brain Research Agenda (SEBRA) as well as the work undertaken by the six EBRA Clusters.  The event is an occasion to bring the […]


Event Report of Q-EBRA Workshop: Your Next Grant Application – Methodological Approach

April 27th – 29th, 2022

The ERA-NET NEURON, as partner of EBRA, would like to strengthen the support of researchers in Responsible Research Innovation and Open Science. As fourth event of a series of successful workshops since 2019, the group collaborated again with the Quality, Ethics, Open Science, and Translation Center, QUEST at BIH/Charité to conduct an intense three-day workshop aimed at preparing the clinical and preclinical Principal Investigators (PIs) as well as […]


Deadline Extended for the SEBRA Open Consultation

The preparation of the Shared European Brain Research Agenda (SEBRA) is currently underway within the EBRA project, with the aim to provide recommendations on future areas for excellent, innovative, and translational research. Existing strategic research agendas have been taken into consideration and input has been collected from a first set of identified experts in the European brain research area.

An open consultation on SEBRA was launched last month and is currently underway, with the deadline extended two […]


ECIB Cluster organises a new activity

Sharing “big brain imaging data” on a European and global level holds great promise to rapidly translate the latest scientific advances into important medical innovations.
The European Cluster for Imaging Biomarkers (ECIB) aims to carve out some of these excellent opportunities, while addressing the challenges and limitations of sharing brain imaging data in online data repositories, particularly considering the requirements of EU data protection laws.
In a meeting on 7-8 April,