Troubled billion-euro Brain Project secures another three years’ funding.

Kiyoshi Takahase Segundo / Alamy The Human Brain Project is intended to be a €1 billion, decadal research effort that combines neuroscience and computing. Europe’s troubled Human Brain Project (HBP) has secured guarantees of European Commission financing until at least 2019 — but some scientists are still not sure that they want to take part in the mega-project, which has been fraught with controversy since its launch two years ago. On 30 October, the commission signed an agreement formally committing to fund the HBP past April 2016, when its preliminary 30-month ‘ramp-up’ phase ends. The deal also starts a process to change the project’s legal status so as to spread responsibility across many participating institutions. The commission hopes that this agreement will restore lost confidence in the HBP, which aims…


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