A Danish consortium for EBRAINS

The creation of the Danish consortium materialises with the full membership of the Danish Board of Technology in EBRAINS AISBL.

Members of EBRAINS have the opportunity to co-design future iterations of EBRAINS’ cutting-edge tools and services. These state-of-the-art capabilities – which cover data sharing, atlasing, modelling, simulation, high-performance computing, and neurorobotics – aim to help European researchers to address major challenges in brain health, benefiting from insights into data science, brain organisation, and artificial intelligence gathered from the EU Flagship Human Brain Project.

The consortium includes university hospital partners from four of the five Danish regions, and all five Danish Universities, thereby covering the major science and clinical research units in Denmark:

  • Aalborg University
  • Aarhus University
  • Copenhagen University
  • Danish Technological University
  • University of Southern Denmark
  • Capital Region: National Hospital NRU
  • Capital Region: Hvidovre Hospital DRCMR
  • Central Denmark Region, Danish Neuroscience Center
  • Region of Southern Denmark
  • Region of Zealand

Danish researchers from the universities of the consortium commented on the benefits of the emerging national collaboration and their involvement within the EBRAINS ecosystem.


“Bringing Denmark into the EBRAINS organization is a major development for Danish neuroscience and neuro-related technology development. We will work to make this lead to a fast introduction of the EBRAINS infrastructure into education, science and innovation at Danish universities, university hospitals and industries”, says Senior Advisor, DBT, Lars Klüver.


Martin Wirenfeldt, pathologist and clinical associate professor representing the two southern Danish members of the partnership, states: "We are very optimistic at University of Southern Denmark and the Danish Region of Southern Denmark about the potential for Danish neuroscience and neurology of being member of the European research infrastructure EBRAINS. We hope to include our own resources, such as the unique Danish Brain Collection, into EBRAINS and increase our sharing of resources and knowledge all across Europe."


Gitte Moos Knudsen, Prof. Clinical Neurobiology, Neurobiology Research Unit, Danish National Hospital, states: "As a chair of the Scientific and Infrastructure Advisory Board for the EU flagship The Human Brain Project, I have over time seen EBRAINS emerge as an important European infrastructure. I am happy to see that Denmark is playing a role from the beginning of EBRAINS’ life beyond HBP. Data sharing already to some extent is done in neuroscience, but EBRAINS can help facilitate it to a much larger and needed extent."

The Danish Board of Technology – Teknologirådet - is a common good, not-for-profit foundation with the aim of establishing constructive dialogue, collaboration and policy advice involving citizens, stakeholders, experts and decision makers on societally important issues, with a special focus on developments in science and technology. DBT is internationally renowned for its legacy and forefront methodology development for engagement processes, including engagement of multi-actors, citizens, stakeholders, and for integration of science and policy development. The Danish Board of Technology is leading the Community Building and Responsible Research and Innovation efforts in the Human Brain Project.

"We are delighted to welcome the Danish Board of Technology as a full member of EBRAINS," says EBRAINS CEO Paweł Świeboda. "The organization brings with it many years of experience having led the Human Brain Project's Work Package on responsible research and innovation. The DBT leads a broad coalition of leading Danish research institutions and hospitals who are bound to significantly contribute to EBRAINS.”


EBRAINS is a new digital research infrastructure (RI), created by the EU-funded Human Brain Project (HBP), to foster brain-related research and to help translate the latest scientific discoveries into innovation in medicine and industry, for the benefit of patients and society.

It draws on cutting-edge neuroscience and offers an extensive range of brain data sets, atlases, modelling and simulation tools, easy access to high-performance computing resources and to robotics and neuromorphic platforms.

All academic researchers have open access to EBRAINS’ state-of-the art services. Industry researchers are also very welcome to use the platform under specific agreements. For more information about EBRAINS, please contact us at info@ebrains.eu or visit https://ebrains.eu/

EBRAINS is listed on the ESFRI roadmap

About the Human Brain Project

The Human Brain Project (HBP) is the largest brain science project in Europe and stands among the biggest research projects ever funded by the European Union. It is one of the three FET Flagship Projects of the EU. At the interface of neuroscience and information technology, the HBP investigates the brain and its diseases with the help of highly advanced methods from computing, neuroinformatics and artificial intelligence and drives innovation in fields like brain-inspired computing and neurorobotics.

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