Scientists await details of reform of the controversial Human Brain Project

A little over a year after a revolt against the European Commission’s €1 billion Human Brain Project (HBP) by a group of European neuroscientists, researchers are still awaiting details of promised reforms. In July last year, scientists from across Europe and beyond put their names to an open letter of protest to the Commission, questioning the project’s scientific validity and its governance, and threatening a boycott.   The 10-year flagship neuroscience research programme, involving 112 European institutions, is an attempt to create a computer model of the brain down to the level of individual cells. Last year’s uprising started after the decision of the former executive board to eliminate cognitive and systems biology from the next phase of the project. Signatories of the open letter saw that as turning the…


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