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” […]


Workshop on Robust Evidence in Translational Biomedicine

Note: The invitation for the workshop is reserved for members of clusters

Translation from basic and preclinical research to patients is challenging and failures are frequent. Robust preclinical studies can help to consolidate evidence in promising treatments and sort out non-efficacious ones before engaging in costly clinical trials. But what makes evidence robust? In a 2-day workshop, organized by EBRA and a team at the BIH QUEST Center for Transforming Biomedical research, you will critically reflect […]


PSMD 1st activity: Workshop on the ethics of precision psychiatry

Precision medicine offers new opportunities to improve mental health but also raises ethical tensions and challenges. The lack of an established ethics framework is one of the core barriers that impede the realization of predictive, preventive, personalized and participatory psychiatry in an ethically acceptable manner that optimizes benefits and minimizes harms. In this context, the European Brain Research Area (EBRA) cluster in Prevention of Severe Mental Disorders (PSMD), coordinated by Prof. Paolo Fusar-Poli and Prof. […]


The whole world of EBRA in one link

It is now easier to keep up to date with all the news concerning the world of EBRA.

We have created a single link from which you can access all relevant news, events EBRA will participate in and cluster activities: save it as a favourite in your browser and have a look every now and then so you don’t miss any news! The landing page will be constantly updated with all the latest project developments.

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Takeaways from the first PREMOS EBRA cluster meeting

As part of its first activity, the PREMOS EBRA cluster held its first working group meeting on the translational value of animal models on 19th March 2021. In preparation for the meeting, a survey had been conducted among cluster members about the most important translational gaps. During the meeting, the coordinators of the 3 main large networks INFRAFRONTIER, PRISM and EQIPD discussed the priorities of their networks with respect to the identified translational gaps. This […]


New pages for EBRA Clusters!

All the information you were looking for on clusters gathered on one page: now each cluster has its own page with a fresher and more user-friendly look.

Keep an eye on your relevant cluster page to stay up-to-date with the latest activities. For everything else, discover the other areas of the site such as the upcoming events or the digital materials to make sure you don’t miss out on anything happening around EBRA […]


EBRA Data Sharing Workshop – “Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Data Sharing”

On the 17th of March 2021, the European Brain Research Area (EBRA) workshop “Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Data Sharing” took place virtually from 9 am to 1 pm. During this workshop data sharing issues in brain research including legal and ethical considerations in data governance, were discussed with representatives from EBRAINS and EBRA’s clusters. At the end of the workshop, they concluded that data sharing is not a one-solution-for-all requirements issue, but […]


EBRA announces final two Clusters

EBRA is pleased to announced the final two clusters selected in January 2021:

Predictive Model Systems Cluster

The primary objective of the Predictive Model Systems (PREMOS) cluster is to enhance the alignment of EU disease model development resources and preclinical research expertise with clinical and brain research community needs across academia and industry.

European Cluster for Imaging Biomarkers

The European Cluster for Imaging Biomarkers (ECIB) forges a complimentary and synergetic harmonization […]