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Press release12 Sep 2022

EBRAINS welcomes Karolinska Institutet as new associate member

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The membership went into effect on 3 May 2022. It will give KI 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.

Karolinska Institutet is one of the world’s leading medical universities. Their vision is to advance knowledge about life and strive towards better health for all. Karolinska Institutet accounts for the single largest share of all academic medical research conducted in Sweden and offers the country’s broadest range of education in medicine and health sciences. The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet selects the Nobel laureates in Physiology or Medicine.

“EBRAINS is a further development of the EU flagship the Human Brain Project, which started in 2013 with Karolinska Institutet as one of the initiators. It is important that we now reap the fruits of that work and at the same time help build the future of European infrastructure for brain simulation and neuroinformatics.”

Professor Sten Grillner
Department of Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet
Sten Grillner

“We are happy to welcome Karolinska Institutet. It brings with it thorough experience in integrating clinical and basic research and covers a breadth of areas, including cellular and molecular level research and study of complex mechanisms underlying cognition and behaviour”.

Paweł Świeboda


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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