The EBRAINS French Node is coordinated by the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission, CEA, in partnership with the main French Research Organisations and Universities supervising the research laboratories involved in the Node: INSERM, CNRS, Aix-Marseille University, Bordeaux University, Grenoble Alpes University, Sorbonne University, the Brain Institute, ICM, and the Clinatec Center. The EBRAINS-FR has been on the French roadmap of Research Infrastructures of the Ministry of Higher Education and Research since September 2021, as an infrastructure project.

The Node proposes services in the following five sets:

  • Research databases, mainly in neurophysiology and imaging, with open access according to FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable) standards
  • Anatomical and functional atlases of the brain, modifiable and searchable, as well as their storage
  • Software and processing resources, including digital modelling and simulation tools, including artificial intelligence
  • Analysis resources for clinical research projects on neurological and psychiatric diseases
  • Image data management resources in a high security environment

The Node fills a gap in the domain of services for computational neuroscience and simulation and modelling facilities. It aims to bring together the main research units and laboratories involved in computational neuroscience and cognitive neuroscience in France.

The French node relies on the European Institute of Theoretical Neuroscience, the teaching and training organization of the Human Brain Project, to validate the use of the services and tools integrated in the EBRAINS service offer.

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