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Human Research Opportunities Involving the Brain



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The National Institutes of Health is issuing Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) human research opportunities. Pre-applications and application details and deadlines are available below. 

BRAIN Public-Private Partnership Program: Industry Partnerships to Facilitate Early Access to Neuromodulation and Recording Devices for Human Clinical Studies 
Pre-applications due: November 18, 2015
Full applications due: April 26, 2016 

  • Partnerships between clinical investigators and manufacturers of the latest-generation implantable devices for human clinical research
  • Template Collaborative Research Agreements to streamline agreements between academic institutions and manufacturers
  • Pre-applications (PAR-15-345) for partnering with commercial manufacturers are optional.
  • Full Proposals for Phased Translational-to-Clinical (RFA-NS-16-009) or Direct-to-Clinical (RFA-NS-16-010) Research 
Research Opportunities using Invasive Recording/Stimulation in Humans (RFA-NS-16-008) 
Applications due: December 15, 2015
  • Human research studies aimed at understanding brain function and disorders
  • Take advantage of surgical settings using implantable stimulation and recording devices
Foundations of Non-Invasive Functional Human Brain Imaging and Recording - Bridging Scales and Modalities (RFA-MH-16-750) 
Applications due: January 6, 2016
  • Studies to understand the biological basis and information content of contemporary non-invasive functional brain imaging techniques such as fMRI
  • Bridge the gap between human neuroimaging signals and the underlying neural circuit events 

Non-Invasive Modulation in the Human Brain: in planning -- stay tuned!

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