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Continuing trial responsibilities for implantable neural devices

In a recent paper published in Neuron, a collaborative team of neuroethics experts highlight key ethical considerations surrounding continuing trial responsibilities for implantable neural devices and provide points to consider for researchers and others working in this space.
  • Neuroscience Research and Technology

Open Science, New Tools: Highlights from the 9th Annual BRAIN Initiative Meeting

In June, we welcomed more than 2,000 members of the BRAIN community—1,250 attending virtually—to the 9th Annual BRAIN Initiative Meeting. What a thrill it was to host this meeting in-person for the first time since 2019!
  • Neuroscience Research and Technology

BRAIN-funded researchers capture first-ever mobile intracranial EEG recordings during real-world human movements

The team is working with in vivo neurotechnologies to better understand the behavioral and cognitive variables that modulate deep brain activity during freely moving behavior, with an aim of contributing to innovative therapies designed to treat memory disorders in humans.
  • Neuroscience News
  • Neuroscience Research and Technology

BRAIN Initiative Alliance Toolmakers Newsletter – August 2023

Have you read the latest BRAIN Initiative Alliance newsletter? BRAIN scientists are invited to share their tools with the scientific community in the Toolmakers Newsletter. These newsletters spotlight BRAIN Initiative investigators with tools, technologies, or theories ready for distribution to the larger research community to advance neurotechnology.  
  • Neuroscience News
  • Neuroscience Research and Technology

BRAIN announces funding supplements to support resource dissemination

A recently issued BRAIN Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) will support the dissemination of promising technologies and resources generated from BRAIN awards, fostering collaborations, and integrating these research innovations into research practice.
  • Neuroscience Grants and Funding

Upcoming NIH BRAIN Initiative Neuroethics and Multi-Council Working Group meetings

Please join us for two virtual NIH BRAIN Initiative meetings on Monday, August 28 and Tuesday, August 29. Videocast will be available for the open meeting sessions.
  • Neuroscience News

Call for participation: BRAIN Initiative Alliance toolmaker social at Neuroscience 2023

The BRAIN Initiative Alliance is hosting Tools, Tech, and Theory: A BRAIN Initiative Alliance Social at the 2023 Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting on November 12, 2023. Applications are now open! 
  • Neuroscience Research and Technology

Join the BRAIN Initiative’s “Patient Recruitment in Deep Brain Stimulation Clinical Trials” virtual workshop

The workshop, taking place August 8, 2023, provides an opportunity to discuss and understand the current barriers to recruiting patients and diverse populations for clinical trials of deep brain stimulation (DBS). Registration is now open! 

  • Neuroscience News
  • Neuroscience Research and Technology

Montana State University to host upcoming workshop on BRAIN-funded multiphoton characterization resource

This three-day, hybrid workshop, taking place August 9-11, 2023, provides an opportunity to learn about multiphoton characterization of fluorescent probes. Registration is now open!

  • Neuroscience News

Researcher spotlight: F32 recipient Dr. Nicole Ann Aponte Santiago

Dr. Nicole Ann Aponte Santiago is a current F32 award recipient who used the funding opportunity to investigate in vivo brain development. The F32 funding opportunity supports the research training of promising postdoctorates early in their postdoctoral training period.

  • Neuroscience News