EBRAINS on the ESFRI Roadmap 2021

EBRAINS, the research infrastructure being developed by the EU-funded Human Brain Project (HBP) since 2013, has been included in the ESFRI Roadmap 2021. EBRAINS thus now ranks among the list of the best European research infrastructures.

EBRAINS is a new digital research infrastructure gathering an extensive range of data and tools for brain-related research. It aims to capitalize on the work performed by the HBP teams in digital neuroscience, brain medicine, and brain-inspired technology, and will take it to the next level. ESFRI is the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures, which aims to promote scientific integration at a European level, strengthen its international outreach, and provide scientists with access to Europe’s most up-to-date research infrastructures. Research infrastructures included in the ESFRI Roadmap are subject to a thorough evaluation and selection procedure, taking both scientific excellence and implementation rigour into account.

Forschungszentrum Jülich has been a member of the HBP since the beginning and contributes to EBRAINS by developing and operating key tools and services. JSC leads the HBP’s “EBRAINS Computing Services” work package and is one of the five European supercomputing centres building and operating the Fenix e-infrastructure, providing HPC, cloud, and data services as a basis of EBRAINS. In addition to these and many other activities, it has also been involved in the design of the EBRAINS architecture and is active in the development of brain simulation tools such as Arbor, NEST, and TVB.

Contact: hpcns-coord@fz-juelich.de

from JSC News No. 282, 27 July 2021