The membership went into effect on 1 January 2023. It will give the University of Granada 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 University of Granada, founded in 1531, is the fourth largest University in Spain, with more than 60.000 students. It hosts approximately 2000 international European students every year in the framework of the Erasmus program.
National and international ranking agencies collectively indicate that the UGR continues to make strides as a higher education institution, including it among the top 3% of universities worldwide. The Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) places the University of Granada among 201-300 position in the world and as the third-highest ranked university in Spain, reaffirming its position as an institution at the forefront of national and international research.
“With a long expertise and track record in computational neuroscience we have learned the high complexity of addressing the challenge of better understanding the brain” says Professor Eduardo Ros, Head of the Computational Neuroscience Research Line at University of Granada. “During these years we have developed our own specific simulation and validation methods in this rapidly evolving field. Increasingly available data and neural simulation tools are facilitating the research in this field. We see EBRAINS as an opportunity and an instrumental infrastructure to catalyze the incremental advances in neuroscience and specifically computational neuroscience when aiming to understand how the brain works”.
"We are very pleased to welcome the University of Granada as an associate member at EBRAINS," says EBRAINS CEO Paweł Świeboda. “The membership will allow us to continue the collaboration which was established in the Human Brain Project, during which the university conducted outstanding research on artificial neural networks and robotics."
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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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