NIH Soliciting Feedback on Future Directions for the BRAIN Initiative

September 20, 2018

As NIH reaches the midpoint on the BRAIN Initiative, described in BRAIN 2025: A Scientific Vision, the agency is seeking input (NOT-NS-18-075) to guide updates to the plan for the next five years. According to NIH, the first five years of the BRAIN 2025 plan emphasized the development of tools and technologies. The next five years will focus on using the tools “to make fundamental discoveries about how brain circuits work and what goes wrong in disease.” A new BRAIN Initiative Advisory Committee of the NIH Director Working Group has been created to provide scientific guidance, and will use the RFI responses and public workshop input to provide advice on updating the plan. Responses are due by November 15, 2018.