The Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Centre affiliated to the Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences (PAN) in Poznan has become a full member of EBRAINS, a new digital research infrastructure that brings together a wide range of data and tools for brain-related research.
EBRAINS is a new digital research infrastructure developed as part of the European Union-funded Human Brain Project (HBP) that brings together a wide range of data and tools for brain-related research. It builds on the latest advances in neuroscience, computer science, robotics and related technologies to help harness the latest scientific discoveries for medical and industrial innovation, for the benefit of patients and society.
The Institute of Experimental Biology of the Polish Academy of Sciences has also joined the association as an Associated Member. Until now, Polish units have not participated in these activities.
The mission of EBRAINS is to provide the broad scientific community with open, advanced solutions that stimulate collaboration in brain science, pave the way for breakthroughs and aim to secure Europe’s leadership in the rapidly growing field of multi- and transdisciplinary brain research and use.
EBRAINS aims to accelerate brain research through a comprehensive combination of data, tools and infrastructure, including data sharing, atlas creation, modelling, simulation, high-performance computing, big data analytics, neuro-robotics, neuromorphic computing and more.
EBRAINS, as a research infrastructure, is coordinated by EBRAINS AISBL (Belgium), an association acting as Central Hub, which has 10 members to date. In addition, there are more than 45 associate members (Associated Members) participating in EBRAINS.