RISE Joins Digital Neuroscience Project – EBRAINS 2.0 

RISE, one of the hosting entities of ENCCS, joins EBRAINS 2.0 project. EBRAINS is an EU-funded collaborative research platform designed to advance neuroscience and brain health. Developed as a legacy of the Human Brain Project, EBRAINS is a digital ecosystem where researchers, clinicians, and experts converge to explore the complexity of the brain at various scales and to derive therefrom new solutions for brain medicine and technology. The new project aims to establish a new standard for brain atlases. It gathers and connect multimodal neuroscientific and clinical data, and push forward the development of digital twin approaches.  

The role of RISE in EBRAINS

RISE  will focus on coordinating competences across the network. It will set up and operate the EBRAINS support helpdesk and the Science Support team. ENCCS will promote effective usage of EuroHPC supercomputers to EBRAINS 2.0 end users. 

Close collaborations will contribute added value for Swedish neuroscience researchers. Collaboration includes the International Neuroinformatics Coordinating Facility (INCF), led by the Karolinska Institute, Testing and Experimentation Facilities (TEFs) and European Digital Innovation Hubs (EDIHs), coordinated by RISE.


The project involves 59 partner institutions from 16 European countries. AISBL, a non-profit organisation founded in Brussels during the Human Brain Project is the coordinator of the EBRAINS. The project started in January 2024.

"The grant agreement marks an important milestone for the EBRAINS research infrastructure,” says Katrin Amunts, Joint Chief Executive Officer of the EBRAINS AISBL. “We look forward to further developing our tools and services, to share it with our colleagues and empower the community to make progress in neuroscience.”  

“We are delighted to have been awarded the SERV grant,” says Philippe Vernier, Joint Chief Executive Officer of EBRAINS. “It is a recognition of the sustainable scientific value of the research infrastructure." 

“Our involvement in EBRAINS 2.0 will allow us to support the project’s goals and contribute to the advancement of neuroscience. Synergies with ENCCS and access to computing power will allow us to contribute significantly to the advancement of neuroscience. We look forward to connecting with the European community through our curated NorN – Nordic Neuromorphs community as well.” says Anastasiia Andriievska, researcher at RISE. 

By joining EBRAINS 2.0, RISE aims to establish a new standard for brain atlases. It will push forward digital twin approaches through modelling and simulation. With a focus on creating tools, models, and workflows, it facilitates research on brain organisation, disease mechanisms, and biomarkers. It supports the development of computational disease models, fostering collaboration, and promoting diversity and inclusion in neuroscience. The goal is to deepen our understanding of brain structure and function, leading to advancements in brain medicine and relevant technologies.