Co-designing the HBP digital infrastructure for advancing the understanding of multilevel brain organisation
End date 2017-09-30 17:00:00 (GMT+1)
The Human Brain Project
The Human Brain Project (HBP, https://www.humanbrainproject.eu/) is an ambitious 10-year research initiative, and part of the EU flagship program. The HBP is developing an innovative ICT infrastructure (the HBP Joint Platform), that will help neuroscientists and clinical researchers integrate data and knowledge about the brain across all levels of its spatial and temporal organisation. Using detailed digital representations, reconstructions, and simulations it aims to give tools to thousands of researchers to advance and accelerate our understanding of the functioning of the human brain and its diseases.
Through this Call for Expressions of Interest (CEoI), the HBP is looking for new Partners with a strong track record in the development of digital infrastructure in large neuroscience projects or equivalent to join the project's next phase, which will be funded under Horizon 2020 (H2020).
Scope of the call for Co-designing the HBP digital infrastructure for advancing the understanding of multilevel brain organisation
Under this CEoI, potential new Partners are expected to group up with other prospective Partners of their choice, and together submit a proposal for a challenging project addressing high-level Use Cases to further advance the development of the HBP’s digital research infrastructure.
- Two proposals will be selected for EU funding for the HBP SGA2 period (1 April 2018 to 31 March 2020). The selected projects and their Partners will become new Work Packages and Tasks as part of the overall envisioned HBP Work Plan for the second Specific Grant Agreement (SGA2). The projects will be located within those HBP Subprojects, which best fit their aims (applicants may propose the relevant Subprojects). The work will focus on co-designing the HBP digital infrastructure for advancing the understanding of multilevel brain organisation. Teams could be composed of Scientist, Developers and Engineers. For a more detailed description of the HBP Subprojects, please refer to https://www.humanbrainproject.eu/en/collaborate/open-calls/subprojects-ceols/ .
- The selected Partner Organisations will be incorporated in the HBP Consortium. The new Partners will be requested to sign the relevant agreements with the European Commission as well as the Consortium Agreement that regulates the relations between the Partners of the Consortium.
- The agreements with the EC include a Framework Partnership Agreement (FPA) and a Specific Grant Agreement (SGA). The FPA-Consortium Agreement applies to all SGAs under the FPA. The addition of new Partners to the Consortium is subject to the approval of the required FPA amendment by the HBP Stakeholder Board and the EC.
Success in this Call should not be considered as a commitment by the HBP or the EC to continue funding the Partners after the end of the SGA2 period. The continuation of this activity will be subject to the same review as all other HBP activities.
 Partner = an organization, not an individual