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,

PREMOS Cluster held a stakeholder meeting

How do we ensure the models we use and the preclinical studies we conduct in neurological and psychiatric research are clinically relevant? How important is it that the biological mechanisms studied are evolutionary conserved? Positions on these and related questions developed by the PREMOS cluster working group will be discussed with a wider community during the stakeholder meeting on Friday, April 1st, 2022.

The primary objective of the PREDICTIVE MODEL SYSTEMS (PREMOS) cluster is […]


EBRA releases an open consultation on the Shared European Brain Research Agenda

The development of the Shared European Brain Research Agenda was launched in December 2019 and is currently underway within the EBRA project, with the aim to provide recommendations on future areas for excellent, innovative and translational research.

The process began by analysing existing agendas as well as the overlapping fields, which was shared with 90 experts in the brain research area. In the context of two surveys (one in March 2020 and another in July 2020), […]


Save the date for the EBRA Final Conference

The EBRA project partners are delighted to invite you to Save the Date for the upcoming Final Conference, which will take place on 11 October 2022 in Brussels, Belgium. The European Brain Research Area was launched on 1 November 2018, designed to respond to the Horizon 2020 call SC1-HCO-10-2018, entitled ‘Coordinating European brain research and developing global initiatives’, with a consortium consisting of some of the main players in the field of brain advocacy and […]


EBRA releases Mapping Report: investment in European brain research still vital

9 February 2022

The EU-funded European Brain Research Area project today releases its long-awaited European Research Inventory and Mapping Report, providing insight into the brain research activities funded at the European level within the EU framework programmes FP7 and Horizon 2020, as well as the funding initiatives of the EU Joint Programme – Neurodegenerative Disease Research (JPND), ERA-NET NEURON and the Human Brain Project. The mapping report provides an overview of the current state of […]


Thematic workgroup on Down Syndrome research priorities: Research infrastructures and biocollections

The TRISOMY21 EBRA cluster held its second activity at the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG) in Barcelona on November 29th on Down syndrome research priorities: research infrastructures and biocollections, hosted by Prof. Mara Dierssen. Sixteen participants attended on-site and 34 online, with clinicians, researchers, representatives of 8 EU infrastructures and 3 USA initiatives, 4 patient associations and national resources.

EU local cohorts and registries of individuals with Down syndrome and biobanks were presented, highlighting the […]


REPORT: Q-EBRA Workshop on Robust Evidence in Translational Biomedicine

November 10th – 12th, 2021

The workshop addressed experienced researchers, PostDocs or Principal Investigators (PIs) with their own projects and was attended by 12 participants. It was a 2-days presence event at the BIH QUEST Center – Charité in Berlin, Germany. Besides presentations on e.g. translational validity, reliability and robust evidence a major part of the program concerned interactive rounds to discuss these complex issues in an open and constructive way.  Participants appreciated the inspiring workshop […]


Accelerating Patient Involvement in European Epilepsy Research

With the overarching goal of showcasing ways and best practices for bringing people with epilepsy and researchers to work together on common ground, this EPICLUSTER event aims to unveil the opportunities arising from patient involvement in epilepsy research. The workshop will begin with an overview of definitions, trends, and key themes around PPI and how they can successfully advance epilepsy research. Hints and case histories will lead participants to learn the “why”, “how”, and “what” […]