In DepthNeuroscience

International brain projects proposed

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Science  15 Apr 2016:
Vol. 352, Issue 6283, pp. 277-278
DOI: 10.1126/science.352.6283.277

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Neuroscience is becoming big science, with the 2013 launches of the European Union's Human Brain Project and the United States's Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnology (BRAIN) initiative leading the way. Last week, leaders of these massive, multi-institution projects and others around the world met at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, to discuss an even loftier goal: a global neuroscience collaboration that would link their efforts and rival big science investments in astronomy and physics. More than 60 neuroscientists from 12 countries pitched diverse visions for such a project at the meeting, sponsored by the Kavli Foundation and the National Science Foundation.

  • * in Baltimore, Maryland