The International Brain Initiative has established Working Groups to deliver its goals. These groups include all member countries of the IBI to ensure knowledge exchange and a commitment to progress in neuroscience research globally.
There are currently five active Working Groups: Data Standards and Sharing, Neuroethics, Cross-Cultural, Emotional Brain, and Brain Mapping. The Executive Committee oversees strategic planning, communications and outreach, and the connections between the IBI and the larger neuroscience community.
To implement mechanisms for data harmonization between existing global research efforts, international neuroscience-relevant societies, and neuroscience researchers. Learn more here.
To address the ethical implications of neuroscience and the relationship between neuroscience and society from a global perspective. Learn more here.
To bring together cross-cultural and non-Westernized strategies and ways of knowing and learning to advance the goals of the IBI for inclusive and global neuroscience. Learn more here.
To catalyze and advance neuroscience research through international collaboration and knowledge sharing that relate to circuitry and molecular multiscale brain mapping for understanding mental illness trajectories and building mental health strategies. Learn more here.
To develop international collaboration for mapping cell types and their spatial distribution and connectivity across the whole brain of various species of non-human primates. Learn more here.
Forthcoming and Previous Working Groups
To share and disseminate tools and technology to globally accelerate discovery. Next steps forthcoming.
To empower future generations of neuroscientists through innovative transdisciplinary training that embraces a global research perspective and the benefits of neuroscience for all. Next steps forthcoming.
To examine and catalogue the world’s major brain initiatives systematically, by tracking funding sources, amounts, timelines, overall mission, specific deliverables, and points of collaboration. Learn more here.