Human Neuroscience


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NIH pairs cutting-edge neuroethics with ground-breaking neurotechnologies
NIH BRAIN Initiative collaboration looking at clinical research considerations

Understanding Circuits


The BRAIN Understanding Circuits program encompasses a family of "Integrated and Quantitative Approaches to Understanding Circuits" funding opportunity announcements (FOAs). These FOAs range from small or exploratory, targeted brain circuits projects with specific research deliverables (R34, R01) to large, team-research projects with exploratory aims (U01) or with extensive and elaborated goals and a 5-10 year horizon of discovery (U19). 

Understanding Circuits

Cleared Initiatives

The Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies® (BRAIN) Initiative is an ambitious multi-agency effort aimed at revolutionizing our understanding of the human brain. Specific goals for NIH contributions to the Initiative were formulated over a year-long planning process that culminated in the release of BRAIN 2025: A Scientific Vision, a seminal planning document produced by a working committee of the Advisory Council to the NIH Director.