International Brain Initiative: An Innovative Framework for Coordinated Global Brain Research Efforts

International Brain Initiative

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Abstract

The International Brain Initiative (IBI) has been established to coordinate efforts across existing and emerging national and regional brain initiatives. This NeuroView describes how to be involved and the new opportunities for global collaboration that are emerging between scientists, scientific societies, funders, industry, government, and society.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)212-216
Number of pages5
JournalNeuron
Volume105
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 22 2020

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The Strategy Committee thanks Frédéric Cantin from the Canadian Brain Research Strategy for assistance in preparing the figures. The IBI has no specific external funding and is currently supported solely by the participants. Financial support has been provided by The Kavli Foundation to the IBI Facilitation Team, to support members of the Strategy Committee and Stakeholders Collective to attend meetings, and for the development and support of the website and outreach events. Meeting support has also been provided by the National Science Foundation , United States (2016 Global Brain Workshop, 2016 Coordinating Global Brain Projects Conference, 2018 Workshop to Develop a Global Inventory of Brain Initiatives); Korea Brain Research Institute , Korea Ministry of Science and ICT ( 2017M3C7A1048092 ), and City of Daegu (2017, 2018, and 2019 IBI Neuroethics Working Group meetings, 2018 and 2019 IBI Coordinating Body Meetings); Australian Academy of Sciences and Australian Brain Alliance (2017 Brains at the Dome workshop); E.U. Human Brain Project (2018 IBI Coordinating Body Meeting, 2019 Public Engagement in Neuroethics Workshop); International Neuroinformatics Coordinating Facility (2018 social event “Brain Bash” at SfN); University of California Irvine (2018 Inventory Implementation Workshop); China Ministry of Science and Technology, China National Center for Biotechnology Development, Tongji University (2019 IBI Coordinating Body Meeting); Tianqiao and Chrissy Chen Institute (2019 IBI Coordinating Body Meeting); Danish Board of Technology Foundation (2019 Public Engagement in Neuroethics Workshop); Canadian Brain Research Strategy, Canadian Institutes of Health Research , Brain Canada (2019 Strategy Retreat). In-kind staff support for IBI Working Groups has been provided by the: E.U. Human Brain Project (IBI Communications and Outreach Working Group), International Brain Research Organization (IBI Communications and Outreach Working Group, IBI Education and Training Working Group), International Neuroinformatics Coordinating Facility (IBI Communications and Outreach Working Group, IBI Data Standards and Sharing Working Group), Australian Academy of Sciences (2018 Secretariat, IBI Communications and Outreach Working Group), National Institutes of Health , United States (IBI Inventory and Global Neuroethics Working Groups), Allen Institute for Brain Science (IBI Inventory Working Group), and Japan Brain/MINDS and Beyond (IBI Data Standards and Sharing Working Group).

Funding Information:
The Strategy Committee thanks Fr?d?ric Cantin from the Canadian Brain Research Strategy for assistance in preparing the figures. The IBI has no specific external funding and is currently supported solely by the participants. Financial support has been provided by The Kavli Foundation to the IBI Facilitation Team, to support members of the Strategy Committee and Stakeholders Collective to attend meetings, and for the development and support of the website and outreach events. Meeting support has also been provided by the National Science Foundation, United States (2016 Global Brain Workshop, 2016 Coordinating Global Brain Projects Conference, 2018 Workshop to Develop a Global Inventory of Brain Initiatives); Korea Brain Research Institute, Korea Ministry of Science and ICT (2017M3C7A1048092), and City of Daegu (2017, 2018, and 2019 IBI Neuroethics Working Group meetings, 2018 and 2019 IBI Coordinating Body Meetings); Australian Academy of Sciences and Australian Brain Alliance (2017 Brains at the Dome workshop); E.U. Human Brain Project (2018 IBI Coordinating Body Meeting, 2019 Public Engagement in Neuroethics Workshop); International Neuroinformatics Coordinating Facility (2018 social event ?Brain Bash? at SfN); University of California Irvine (2018 Inventory Implementation Workshop); China Ministry of Science and Technology, China National Center for Biotechnology Development, Tongji University (2019 IBI Coordinating Body Meeting); Tianqiao and Chrissy Chen Institute (2019 IBI Coordinating Body Meeting); Danish Board of Technology Foundation (2019 Public Engagement in Neuroethics Workshop); Canadian Brain Research Strategy, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Brain Canada (2019 Strategy Retreat). In-kind staff support for IBI Working Groups has been provided by the: E.U. Human Brain Project (IBI Communications and Outreach Working Group), International Brain Research Organization (IBI Communications and Outreach Working Group, IBI Education and Training Working Group), International Neuroinformatics Coordinating Facility (IBI Communications and Outreach Working Group, IBI Data Standards and Sharing Working Group), Australian Academy of Sciences (2018 Secretariat, IBI Communications and Outreach Working Group), National Institutes of Health, United States (IBI Inventory and Global Neuroethics Working Groups), Allen Institute for Brain Science (IBI Inventory Working Group), and Japan Brain/MINDS and Beyond (IBI Data Standards and Sharing Working Group).

Funding Information:
The FT facilitates collaboration, coordination, and flexible financial and in-kind contributions. Members of the FT support and ensure consistency within the IBI, engage with stakeholders, and maintain the IBI as an effort that transcends any single institution. Support and coordination of financial and staff resources help to build and maintain a sustainable, responsive, and independent entity and a strong community that meets the goals of the initiative. The FT is currently comprised of secretariat support from initial SC brain initiatives and The Kavli Foundation.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2020 Elsevier Inc.

Keywords

  • brain research
  • collaboration
  • data sharing
  • impact
  • neuroethics
  • neuroscience
  • neuroscience communication
  • neuroscience funding
  • neuroscience research training
  • neuroscience stakeholders
  • neuroscience tools
  • neurotechnology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Neuroscience

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