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Human Brain Project SGA2

Understanding the human brain is one of the greatest scientific challenges of the 21st century. The Human Brain Project (HBP) is building a sustainable research infrastructure to help advance neuroscience, medicine and computing. As one of the first two FET Flagships, it is one of the largest scientific projects ever funded by the European Union. The Flagship initiative was launched in 2013 and has the potential to revolutionise the future of neuroscience, medicine, and computing.

The HBP is funded in multiple phases. The work carried out in each of the phases is defined in Specific Grant Agreements (SGA). During the first two phases, six ICT Platforms have been developed, driven by the requirements of the neuroscientists working in HBP. In turn, these neuroscientist are the first to use the new tools and services, before they are made available to the European and world-wide research community. The Platforms will be further advanced and integrated into the HBP Joint Platform under SGA2, which will be an infrastructure for the entire neuroscience community with a central web portal and a High-Level Support Team as single face to the user community.


École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland
Project Coordinator

Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, Germany
The contact persons are Anna Lührs and Boris Orth

and about 120 partners.

HBP SGA2 is funded by the European Union under Grant Agreement 785907.

The grant period is April 2018 until March 2020.

The previous phases of the Human Brain Project were:
HBP Ramp-up Phase: funded by the EU FP7 programme, grant period October 2013 - Februar 2017, grant agreement no. 604102;
HBP SGA1: funded by the EU's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, grant period April 2016 - March 2018, grant agreement No 720270

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More detailed information about the project is available at the project's homepage.