Call for Co-designing the HBP digital infrastructure for advancing the understanding of multilevel brain organisation


14 Jul 2017 - The Human Brain Project (HBP) has published a call for Co-designing the HBP digital infrastructure for advancing the understanding of multilevel brain organisation. Closing date for application is 2017-09-30. HBP is developing an innovative ICT infrastructure (the HBP Joint Platform), that will help neuroscientists and clinical researchers integrate data and knowledge about the brain across all levels of its spatial and temporal organisation. Using detailed digital representations, reconstructions, and simulations, it aims to give tools to thousands of researchers to advance and accelerate our understanding of the functioning of the human brain and its diseases.Through this Call for Expressions of Interest (CEoI), the HBP is looking for new Partners with a strong track record in the development of digital infrastructure in large neuroscience projects or equivalent to join the project's next phase, which will be funded under Horizon 2020 (H2020).

Under this CEoI, potential new Partners are expected to group up with other prospective Partners of their choice, and together submit a proposal for a challenging project addressing high-level Use Cases to further advance the development of the HBP's digital research infrastructure.

Two proposals will be selected for EU funding for the HBP SGA2 period (1 April 2018 to 31 March 2020). The selected projects and their Partners will become new Work Packages and Tasks as part of the overall envisioned HBP Work Plan for the second Specific Grant Agreement (SGA2). The projects will be located within those HBP Subprojects, which best fit their aims (applicants may propose the relevant Subprojects). The work will focus on co-designing the HBP digital infrastructure for advancing the understanding of multilevel brain organisation.

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