EBRAINS CoCreate: Improved Investigation of Brain-related Disorders

February 6, 2023 1:00 pm → March 20, 2023 4:00 pm

You can still become a participant for the remaining 4 workshop sessions, 3 of them held in Copenhagen in March!


Dates and outline of the workshop series

Information and brainstorming on sub-topics:
Monday, February 6th from 13.00 – 16.00 CET – completed

Defining vision and mission & identifying challenges and solutions: Wednesday, March 1st from 09:00 – 17.00 CET – Copenhagen, Denmark

Initial R&I roadmap formulation:  Thursday, March 2nd from 09:00 – 17.00 CET – Copenhagen, Denmark

Prioritise R&I roadmaps and realisation: Friday, 3rd from 09.00 – 14.00 CET – Copenhagen, Denmark

Finalisation and exploitation: Monday, March 20th from 13.00 – 16.00 CET – Online

EBRAINS CoCreate is a forward looking cocreation process that delivers roadmaps of visionary science and innovation targets that are important for both EBRAINS as an infrastructure, and for the multi-actor and interdisciplinary environment around it. The vision in a CoCreate is a societally beneficial one and, accordingly, the roadmap should lead towards positive impacts for society and the individual citizen. A roadmap splits the realization of the vision up into a stepwise process and identifies needed collaborators and funding paths for at least the first steps.

This CoCreate on “Improved Investigation of Brain-related Disorders”, takes up the challenge of visioning a future in which individual brain disorders are investigated using a comprehensive brain, body, and environmental health, and lifespan perspective. The discussions and roadmaps this CoCreate wants to facilitate, focus on expanding and improving the investigation of brain related disorders. We envision open, constructive, and unbiased discussions and evaluations of current research, clinical and health care practices, infrastructures, and capabilities, and upcoming analytical and technical, e.g., artificial intelligence (AI), solutions.


Can we imagine an individualized precision process in which individual (longitudinal) multidimensional physical and mental health, clinical and environmental information is compared with information of thousands of other individuals by means of e.g., pattern recognition and normative modeling? If we can – how may this lead to new insights for identifying available best intervention and treatment practices? How can new insights inform basic, translational, and clinical research efforts, and the development of new, more personalized, preventive, and clinical treatment strategies, and (public) health policies?


An EBRAINS CoCreate has the clear aspiration to sketch an ambitious and promising roadmap and define which first steps can be realized by collaboration across disciplines and stakeholders. To this end, we want to gather a multidisciplinary group of stakeholders that collectively has insights into all relevant challenges and possibilities, as well as potential solutions and their realization. Ideally, this means participation from stakeholders in the fields of neuroscience, neurology, psychology, psychiatry, ethics, health data security, AI, and big data analysis, and patient organizations, health authorities, industry, and funding agencies.


Updates from the first workshop session (February 6th online): Information and brainstorming on sub-topics 

In the first workshop session we were enlightened by some of the participants when they gave us pitches about their perspective of how to improve the investigation of brain-related disorders. Furthermore, sub-topics of the overarching theme were cocreated by a brainstorming and elaboration phase in groups. These are the cocreated sub-topics:

  • Data acquisition
  • FAIR data
  • Legal, ethical, societal compliance
  • Models needed for the patient assessment
  • Innovation/science needs
  • The envisaged patient assessment process

The sub-topics are not set in stone and will be co-developed, elaborated on, or modified during the workshop sessions. However, they will be the starting point for the discussions in Copenhagen March 1st-3rd.

Additional information

We aim for a maximum of 40 participants. Should we receive more enrollments, we will, based on a desire for diversity, select the 40 participants. You will receive a confirmation of your participation by email.

Price: Free (we will reimburse your travel- and accommodation expenses)

We expect participants to:

  • Engage actively in all workshops.
  • Take an 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


Venue in Copenhagen: KULTURHUSET VARTOV, Farvergade 27,  1463 København K


Any questions? Don’t hesitate to write to Lars Klüver, Augusta Bennedbæk, and Aske Palsberg at community@ebrains.eu, with the title ‘EBRAINS CoCreate’.

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