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Human Brain Project (HBP)

Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) Flagship of the European Commission to create an innovative, ICT-based scientific research infrastructure for brain research, cognitive neuroscience and neuro-inspired computing. The project will run for ten years from 2013 to 2023 and involves scientists from 118 institutions and 19 countries. INM-1 is leading subproject 2, Human Brain Organization and Prof. Dr. Katrin Amunts is the scientific research director of the HBP.



As part of the Helmholtz International BigBrain Analytics and Learning Laboratory HIBALL, we further advance the BigBrain Project with our partners of The Neuro at McGill University and MILA in Montreal.



Together wit JSC we form the Helmholtz AI Local Unit for the research field Information. At INM-1 we focus on robust deep learning methods for microscopic image analysis. Driven by high-throughput data acquisition and the ambition to quickly transfer knowledge across tasks and scientific domains, the implementation of AI methods on HPC systems is a key aspect.



AIDAS - AI, Data Analytics and Scalable Simulation - is a virtual lab between CEA, France and FZJ, Germany. The goal is to build a joint international research institute for simulation, quantum computing, data analytics and AI in the era of Exascale Computing and beyond.


Helmholtz Metadata Collaboration

Within the Helmholtz Metadata Collaboration (HMC) platform, new concepts and technologies for the sustainable handling of complex research data are developed. The information HUB is located at the Forschungszentrum.



EBRAINS is a new digital research infrastructure, created by the EU-funded Human Brain Project, that gathers an extensive range of data and tools for brain-related research. EBRAINS will capatalize on the work performed by the Human Brain Project teams in digital neuroscience, brain medicne, and brain-inspired technology and will take it to the next level.