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Press release13 Sep 2023

EBRAINS welcomes Instituto De Salud Carlos III as new associate member

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The membership will give ISCIII 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.

ISCIII is the national and international reference in biomedical research and public health in Spain. It is the Public Research Organization (OPI) of the Government responsible for funding and executing national biomedical research. It depends on the Ministry of Science and Innovation although it is also attached to the Ministry of Health. ISCIII promotes and coordinates biomedical research, it offers scientific and health technical services to the National Health System (SNS), and has training programs in public health, health management and scientific management.

Daniel Ruiz, deputy director of International Research Programs and Institutional Relations at ISCIII, points out that the Institute, in its role as the backbone of the National Health System (NHS) and the Spanish Science, Technology and Innovation System (SECTI), "welcomes its incorporation into EBRAINS, since our objectives, vision and mission are aligned with its goal of revolutionizing the way neuroscience is carried out, accelerating collaborative preclinical and clinical brain research". He adds that the ISCIII brings together and collaborates with the Health Research Institutes (IIS) in Spain, which are a fundamental part of this infrastructure.

We're very happy to welcome Instituto De Salud Carlos III as an associate member at EBRAINS. The institute brings with it a wealth of experience related to research in health sciences and biomedicine.

Katrin Amunts
Joint Chief Executive Officer of EBRAINS


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, atlasesmodelling 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

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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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