EBRAINS CoCreate Digital Brain Health

September 2, 2022 9:30 am → October 11, 2022 12:30 am


The workshop series EBRAINS CoCreate Digital Brain Health seek to strengthen research networks and cocreate research and innovation (R&I) roadmaps that will strengthen research, practice, and innovation for Prevention, Diagnostics, Prognosis and Adaptation of neurological disorders.

“If a single brain image can tell us a huge amount about one patient with one condition, how much more could we learn if we could compare every image of every patient with that condition?”


With disease signatures researchers hope to find patterns for better diagnostics of brain diseases. This will allow for early diagnosis and treatment of neurological and psychological disorders and may even allow us to prevent some diseases.

With brain resilience the hope is that understanding neurobiological mechanisms that contribute to resilience in human brains lead to improved prevention, prognosis and adaptation of neurological disorders.

When research projects aim to identify a specific disease, they require a lot of data from the brain. Additional data, such as the patient’s health history, their lifestyle, and genetic data can improve the overall research. Although medical researchers can access data in their own hospital relatively easily, access to data in other hospitals is much more difficult, as patient confidentiality, data protection and the incompatibility of ICT systems are major obstacles.

Therefore, researchers wish to share data with each other!

One such initiative is EBRAINS, a European neuroscience research infrastructure. EBRIANS offers services and ICT solutions which can overcome these constraints, while maintaining the confidentiality that is crucial to the medical profession. Still, international collaboration and sharing health data can be difficult because of different national standards, policies, and cultural norms for data use. Researchers, citizens, and relevant stakeholders therefore need to agree on principles for sharing these personal health data.

The ambition of the EBRAINS services is to allow researchers to exploit medical data, regardless of where it may be stored. Typically, brain diseases have been classified primarily by symptoms. The ability to run experiments using large datasets opens the possibility of applying powerful big data analytical approaches to identify new disease signatures, based on a broad range of factors, from molecular level to whole brain and observable disorders of cognition and behaviour, which should pave the way for improved diagnosis and hence better treatment outcomes.

Dates and outline of the workshop series


Information and workshop vision: Friday, September 2nd from 9.00 – 17.30 GMT+1 – Marseille

Defining challenges and solutions:  Tuesday, september 6th from 12.30 – 15.30 GMT+1 – Online

Initial R&I roadmap identification:  Tuesday, September 20th from 12.30 – 15.30 GMT+1 – Online

Prioritize R&I roadmaps and establish alliances: Tuesday, September 27th from 12.30 – 15.30 GMT+1 – Online

Realization, Lobbying and fundraising: Tuesday, October 11th from 9.00 – 17.30 GMT+1 – Marseille


Additional information

We aim at a maximum of 40 participants. Should we receive more enrollments, we will, based on a desire for diversity, select the 40 participants, and you will receive final confirmation of your participation.

Price: Free

We expect participants to:

  • Engage actively in all workshops.
  • Take active part in tasks and discussions in the group on community.ebrains.eu.
  • Take part in discussions and bring your ideas and point of view to the table during the workshops


Any questions? Don’t hesitate to write to Aske Palsberg and Francisca Nordfalk on community@ebrains.eu, with the title ‘EBRAINS CoCreate’.

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