Charité joins EBRAINS AISBL as associate member

EBRAINS is pleased to announce that Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin – one of the largest university hospitals in Europe – has joined the EBRAINS AISBL as an associate member.

The membership will be effective as of June 1st 2021, and will give Charité 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 organization, and artificial intelligence gathered from the EU Flagship Human Brain Project.

The membership is a natural step for Charité. Prof. Dr. Petra Ritter, Director of the Brain Simulation Section at Charité, recently led the integration of The Virtual Brain simulation platform on the EBRAINS research infrastructure. Upon confirmation of the membership, Prof. Dr. Ritter commented: “We are proud to be an associate member of EBRAINS AISBL, and as such to be a key player in the future of brain research.”

“We are happy to welcome Charité, one of the pre-eminent university hospitals in Europe, to EBRAINS”, said CEO of EBRAINS Paweł Świeboda. “It shows that the research infrastructure is a key tool for the leading stakeholders of brain health research in Europe.”