€1B Human Brain Project back on track after Commission signs new contract

The European Commission has guaranteed funding for the controversial Human Brain Project (HBP) until at least 2019, following a review of the project and restructuring of the research programme. An agreement signed with project leader the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL) last week sets out the research direction for the next seven and a half years and confirms HBP will continue to receive funding from the EU Horizon 2020 programme, pending successful independent reviews and proposal evaluations. EPFL Provost Philippe Gillet, president of HBP’s board of directors, cheered the massive overhaul of the structure. The three-member executive committee led by neuroscientist Henry Markram, which exercised most of the management power, has been dissolved and replaced by a 22-member governing board.In addition, plans are underway to create a…


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