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Advisory Committee to the Director

ACD Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Working Group

Working Group Reports

Mission and Charge

The BRAIN Working Group of the ACD is charged with the following:

  • Review recent advances in neuroscience;
  • Articulate the short-, mid-, and long-term scientific goals for achieving the vision of the NIH BRAIN Initiative; and
  • Develop a scientific plan for achieving these goals. This plan should include:
    • Areas of research that should be considered “high priority”. Recommendations should include, but are not limited to: research that is currently supported but warrants additional focus; development of new technologies; research on a range of model systems, from simple to complex, with an appropriate balance; and/or entirely new directions for research that will be necessary to achieve these ambitious goals;
  • Principles for achieving the scientific goals, and structures appropriate for them, including the balance of individual groups and larger consortia, the relative roles of technology development and problem-driven experiments, and the relationship with other areas of neuroscience;
  • Areas in which collaboration with others (i.e., foundations, industry, other agencies) would result in either complementary activities or the leveraging of efforts; and
  • Specific recommendations for timelines, milestones, and cost estimates for short-, mid-, and long-term objectives, in order to provide explicit opportunities for evaluating success or failure going forward.

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This page last reviewed on February 12, 2011

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