BRAIN Partners

The Brain Research Through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies® Initiative, or The BRAIN Initiative®, is a partnership between Federal and non-Federal partners with a common goal of accelerating the development of innovative neurotechnologies.  

National Institutes of Health 

With the National Institutes of Health (NIH) serving as a central and leading role in achieving this ambitious goal, the NIH BRAIN Initiative is made up of and managed by 10 Institutes and Centers whose missions and current research portfolios complement the goals of the BRAIN Initiative.   

National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) 

National Institute on Aging (NIA) 

National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) 

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) 

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) 

National Eye Institute (NEI) 

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) 

Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) 

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) 

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) 


Federal Partners 

National Science Foundation (NSF) 

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) 

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) 


BRAIN Initiative Alliance 

Comprised of U.S. federal and non-federal members and affiliates, the mission of the BRAIN Initiative Alliance (BIA) is to coordinate and facilitate communications from its members with a common goal of sharing BRAIN Initiative research outcomes and information. The BIA website is a platform for funding opportunities, news, events, achievements, resources, and more.