An open research infrastructure that gathers data, tools and computing facilities for brain-related research, built with interoperability at the core.
EBRAINS is a new digital research infrastructure created as part of the EU-funded Human Brain Project (HBP). The aim is to promote brain research and the translation of scientific findings in this field into brain-inspired innovations in computing, medicine and industry. To this end, multidisciplinary neuroscience works closely with the developers of state-of-the-art information technologies and uses powerful computers to assemble the ever-growing knowledge about the brain from different research fields. With EBRAINS, the HBP is establishing the hub for this cooperation in Europe.
Being the first research infrastructure of its kind in the world, EBRAINS provides a web portal that offers access to the most comprehensive database on the human brain to date as well as to powerful digital tools, for example for simulation or AI-based analytical methods. The “EBRAINS Computing Services” coordinated by the Jülich Supercomputing Centre form the computationally powerful basis of EBRAINS and make it possible to integrate platforms and solutions from the various EBRAINS services into complex workflows. The offer also includes the extremely high-resolution 3D atlas of the human brain created by the Jülich Institute of Neuroscience and Medicine, supercomputing methods specially developed for neuroscientists and “neuromorphic” computers inspired by the brain.
as of February 2021