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
Universiteit Hasselt Belgium
Danish Board of Technology Denmark
Commissariat à l'énergie atomique France
Forschungszentrum Jülich Germany
Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche Italy
University of Oslo Norway
Universidad Politécnica de Madrid Spain
KTH Royal Institute of Technology Sweden
École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne Switzerland

Associate Members

Institution Country
Ghent University Belgium
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven Belgium
Universiteit Antwerpen Belgium
Vrije Universiteit Brussel Belgium
Aix-Marseille Université France
Inserm France
Institut du Cerveau et de la Moelle épinière France
Université de Bordeaux France
Université Grenoble Alpes France
Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin Germany
Heidelberger Institut für Theoretische Studien Germany
Universität Heidelberg Germany
Zentralinstitut für Seelische Gesundheit Germany
Università degli studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia Italy
Lietuvos sveikatos mokslų universitetas Lithuania
Bitbrain Technologies Spain
Fundación de Investigación HM Hospitales Spain
Fundació Institut de Bioenginyeria de Catalunya Spain
Institut de Recerca Sant Joan de Déu Spain
Institut D'Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer Spain
Quirónsalud Spain
Universidad Rey Juan Carlos Spain
Karolinska Institutet Sweden
Mittuniversitetet Sweden
Stockholms universitet Sweden
Umeå Universitet Sweden

Governance Structure

EBRAINS governance is organized around 3 governing bodies, the General Assembly, the Board of Directors and the Management Board.

Board of Directors
Daniela CORDA (CNR)
Wolfgang MARQUARDT (Jülich)
André SYROTA, Chairman of the Board of Directors (CEA)

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

Viktor Jirsa
Chief Science 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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