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The EBRAINS Italian node is led by Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche and consists of several universities and research centers across the country.  

The Italian EBRAINS node offers a multiscale, multi-modal and multi-model approach whereby brain functions, such as for example in focal and multifocal brain lesions – leading to a broad set of neuropathologies and dysfunctions – can be explored through advanced stimulation and recording techniques, and, through unique genetically encoded activity and plasticity probes, be simulated using multiscale modelling techniques. The Italian EBRAINS node provides access to various facility hubs providing the electrophysiological, molecular, imaging, and computational tools that allow users to:  

  • Characterise brain architecture  

  • Analyse brain functions and dysfunctions  

  • Implement large datasets  

  • Integrate this knowledge into multilevel computational models  

This integrated system will advance our understanding of brain functions and the mechanisms underlying brain diseases.  

The Italian node will offer multiple services, ranging from data production to data analysis and management, from modelling and simulations to technological transfer of brain-inspired technologies such as neuromorphic computing, neurorobotics and deep learning architectures, from education to innovation and training.

Italian Recovery and Resilience Funds: The Italian Government has allocated funds for activities aimed at establishing a network of Italian institutes capable of providing services to external users. The approved project (, coordinated by the National Research Council, has provided funding to some institute candidates to deliver services in the future EBRAINS Italian National Node.

Additionally, some other institutions not funded through the National Recovery and Resilience Funds are also participating in the building of the EBRAINS Italian National Node.

Do you have any questions about the Italy node? Please submit your question and email address below.

Italy Organisations

  • Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche

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  • Università degli studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia

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  • European Brain Research Institute Rita Levi-Montalcini

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  • Politecnico di Milano

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  • Università degli Studi di Pavia

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  • Università degli Studi di Firenze

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  • Laboratorio Europeo di Spettroscopie Non Lineari

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