BRAIN Multi-Council Working Group

The purpose of the working group is to provide input on a variety of issues to the advisory councils of the 10 NIH Institutes participating in the BRAIN Initiative.

The working group, co-chaired by NINDS Director Walter Koroshetz and NIMH Director Tom Insel, is composed of 14 outstanding extramural neuroscience researchers and a neuro-ethics expert, in addition to three ex officio members representing Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), US Food & Drug Administration (FDA), and the National Science Foundation (NSF).

MCWG Meeting July 30, 2015

NIH BRAIN Initiative Multi-Council Working Group Meeting (MCWG) met on July, 30 2015. Videocast coming soon.

10:15 am - Update on BRAIN
10:30 am - Opportunities for Collaboration
11:40 am - Group Discussion
12:45 pm - Neuroethics
1:15 pm - FY 16 Plans
3:00 pm - FY 17 and Beyond

For more information on previous MCWG meetings and members, go to "Working Group"under the "About" menu.

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March 4, 2015 MCWG meeting

On Wednesday, March 4, 2015, the BRAIN Multi-Council Working Group met at the Neuroscience Center Building.

The meeting agenda included discussion of BRAIN research supported by NIH, neuroethics, and presentations on BRAIN-related activities supported by the four additional Federal agencies involved in The BRAIN Initiative: DARPA, NSF, the FDA, and IARPA.

The meeting was open to the public and videocast can be accessed from this post.

August 25, 2014 MCWG meeting

The purpose of the working group is to provide input on a variety of issues to the advisory councils of the 10 NIH Institutes participating in the BRAIN Initiative.

The meeting included an overview of the BRAIN Initiative, an overview of the working group’s responsibilities, and a discussion of the applications received in response to the NIH’s initial six BRAIN Initiative funding announcements. In the afternoon, concepts for potential future BRAIN funding announcements were presented for input and approval

Science in 3D: 2015 Bioinformatics Festival

Day one videocast: Morning sessions included 3D printed Eyewire neurons by James Drake and Oculus fly through the brain.

Afternoon seesions included strategies for how to implement open source bio printing accessible and inexpensive... available for research. NIH 3D printer exchange is creating file formats for bioprinting cell types.

National Advisory Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NANDS) Council Meetings

September 10, 2015 Meeting

Natcher Conference Center, Building 45, Conference Room E1/E2
Bethesda, Maryland 20892
Closed Circuit Viewing Overflow on September 10 (Conference Rooms F1/F2 and D)
NIH Videocast Website: http://videocast.nih.gov/

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