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Press release29 Jul 2022

EBRAINS is part of the consortium selected for European Health Data Space pilot project

European Health Data Space

EBRAINS is pleased to announce that it has been chosen to be part of a consortium which will build the first version of the future European Health Data Space (EHDS).

The pilot project – which is led by the French Health Data Hub – has been set up to practically validate the proposal for the EHDS that the European Commission published on 3 May 2022.

The EHDS will seek to address the challenges associated with health data sharing in the EU – such as lack of interoperability and unclear legal systems – by establishing a health data sharing framework that will benefit patients, healthcare professionals, researchers, policy makers, and industry.

“We are delighted to be part of the EHDS pilot project. At EBRAINS we are committed to the sharing and reuse of scientific data through our Data and Knowledge services. The creation of the EHDS will be a game-changer in accessibility to health data with enormous value-added to research. We look forward to contributing to this effort alongside our consortium partners.”

Paweł Świeboda
CEO of Ebrains

Launch of a pilot project for the EHDS: towards new opportunities for health research in Europe


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 or visit


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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