EBRAINS’ ambition is to enable a new era in brain research. Here you can find more information about the EBRAINS effort to build a shared digital brain research infrastructure for the EU.


EBRAINS provides digital tools and services which can be used to address challenges in brain research and brain-inspired technology development. Its components are designed with, by, and for researchers. The tools assist scientists to collect, analyse, share, and integrate brain data, and to perform modelling and simulation of brain function.

EBRAINS’ goal is to accelerate the effort to understand human brain function and disease.

This EBRAINS research infrastructure is the entry point for researchers to discover EBRAINS services. The services are being developed and powered by the EU-funded Human Brain Project.

You can register to use the EBRAINS research infrastructure HERE

EBRAINS is open to integrating brain research technologies developed elsewhere and seeks collaboration with other research infrastructures. Contact info@ebrains.eu with inquiries.


EBRAINS is an AISBL (Association Internationale Sans But Lucratif) under Belgian Law. Its mission is to coordinate the Human Brain Project (HBP) in SGA3 (2020 - 2023) and to build the future of the EBRAINS Research Infrastructure.

The HBP’s explicit goal is to develop the EBRAINS research infrastructure and make it available to the scientific research community and other user groups, as a beneficial legacy that will continue to help advance knowledge and understanding of the brain after the end of the HBP FET Flagship in 2023. The EBRAINS AISBL will play a key role in bringing about that transformation and will provide the coordination nucleus of the post-FET Flagship EBRAINS structure.

An Association Internationale Sans But Lucratif, or International not-for-profit association, is the legal term used in Belgium for an internationally acting non-profit organization based on Belgian law and located in Belgium.


Full Members


Institution Country Representative in the Board of Directors
Commissariat à l'énergie atomique France André SYROTA, Chairman of the Board of Directors
Universidad Politécnica de Madrid Spain Asunción GÓMEZ PÉREZ
Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche Italy Eugenio GUGLIELMELLI
KTH Royal Institute of Technology Sweden Gunnar LANDGREN
Forschungszentrum Jülich Germany Wolfgang MARQUARDT
University of Oslo Norway Frode VARTDAL
École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne Switzerland Jan HESTHAVEN


Associate Members


Institution Country
Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin Germany


Management Board

Pawel Swieboda
Chief Executive Officer, EBRAINS AISBL
Director General, Human Brain Project

Jan Bjaalie
Member of the Management Board and Special Advisor for Neuroinformatics

Christian Fauteux
Chief Programme Officer, EBRAINS AISBL

France Nivelle
Chief Communications and Content Officer, EBRAINS AISBL

Juan Sanchez
Chief Operations Officer, EBRAINS AISBL

Steven Vermeulen
Chief Information Infrastructure Officer, EBRAINS AISBL

EBRAINS AISBL is headquartered in Belgium and also has an office in Switzerland.
Our head office is located at Glaverbel building - Chaussée de la Hulpe 166 – B-1170 Brussels - Belgium

Our Swiss Branch is located at Campus Biotech - Chemin des Mines, 9 - CH-1202 Geneva - Switzerland

Send us an email at info@ebrains.eu

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