Blueprint Basics

The NIH Blueprint for Neuroscience Research is a cooperative effort among the 15 NIH Institutes, Centers and Offices that support neuroscience research.
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Blueprint is a lead contributor to The BRAIN Initiative℠, aimed at revolutionizing studies of the human brain. The NIH BRAIN Working Group presented its final plan to the Advisory Committee to the Director, NIH (ACD) on June 5, 2014. The report – representing the scientific vision for the BRAIN initiative through 2025 – has been accepted by the ACD and the NIH Director. More information on the report can be found in the NIH Director's statement.
The Neuroimaging Informatics Tools and Resources Clearinghouse (NITRC) now offers a cloud-based computing environment to help researchers manage and analyze large volumes of brain imaging data. With NITRC-CE, an analysis that would typically require 24 hours can be done in less than 10 minutes, for a nominal fee.
NIH Toolbox logo A special issue of Neurology marks the unveiling of the NIH Toolbox, a set of standard measures for assessing neurological and behavioral health in clinical studies. A series of articles describes the tests within the Toolbox, how the Toolbox was constructed and validated, and efforts to establish norms for Toolbox data.

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