Cineca joins EBRAINS to foster brain-related research

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On 1 January 2023, Cineca joined EBRAINS, the 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

EBRAINS’ goal is to accelerate the effort to understand human brain function and disease, supporting scientists in performing modelling and simulation of brain function, by providing digital tools and services which can be used to address challenges in brain research and brain-inspired technology development. The EBRAINS research infrastructure is the entry point for researchers to discover EBRAINS services, developed by the EU-funded Human Brain Project

Cineca’s role in the project 

Cineca is contributing to the development of the EBRAINS Italian National Node, providing expertise to define the data management plan, fostering the adoption of technology solutions developed in HBP and Fenix, providing computational and storage resources, and supporting the implementation and optimization of neuroscience workflows and workflows as service. Moreover, Cineca will maintain the operational services needed to develop and release future services identified by the EBRAINS Italian National Node, guaranteeing the compatibility with EBRAINS’ policies and strategies, in a close collaboration with the EBRAINS National Nodes in Europe. 


"We are honored and keen to join EBRRAINS and have the opportunity to contribute to the development and implementation of new technological solutions to enable research into human brain physiology, functions and disease - commented Sanzio Bassini, Head of the Cineca’s HPC department - We will strive to support the EBRRAINS research infrastructure so that it can play a leadership role in Europe for the benefit of the neuroscience community and become an important player in the ESFRI world.” 

"We've very happy to welcome Cineca as a new associate member at EBRAINS," says EBRAINS CEO Pawel Swieboda. "The centre plays an integral role in the EBRAINS computing and storage services.”