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Advancing brain research in children’s developmental neurocognitive disorders

Objective

The European Brain Council (EBC) has recommended the disorders of the brain to be prioritised for funding. The purpose of this ChildBrain ETN is 1) to train young scientists, Early Stage Researchers (ESRs), to utilise evidence-based neuroscientific knowledge for helping children, especially those at high risk for dropout due to neurocognitive disorders, to meet future educational and societal demands. The network aims 2) to develop new, innovative brain imaging-based tools through research and industry to be applied by researchers and clinical sector end users for 3) increasing understanding and improving diagnosis and treatment of neurocognitive disorders, as well as enhancing targeted educational programs. To accomplish these goals, we aim 4) to form a cross-disciplinary and trans-sectorial European network of experts. Three research and two training work packages (WPs) are planned to reach these goals. The Childhood neurodevelopmental disorders WP comprises new research and training on the neural underpinnings of dyslexia, ADHD, epilepsy, and hearing loss and creates links to healthcare industry and special education. The Brain development WP will focus on understanding the systems-level brain development at the level of the individual child. The Brain research methods WP will develop new multi-modal data analysis methodologies that are essential for children and will also further brain research in adults. The academic, industrial and private sector partners will work across these themes, offering the ESRs project-specific collaboration, secondments, workshops, summer school and courses on scientific, transferable and entrepreneurial skills, as well as supervision. The ChildBrain ETN will produce a new generation of scientists with the theoretical, technological, and entrepreneurial skills necessary for making breakthroughs in the understanding of brain development and childhood neurocognitive disorders.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/educational sciences/special education
  • /medical and health sciences/basic medicine/neurology/epilepsy
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/data science/data analysis

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2014
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-ITN-ETN - European Training Networks

Coordinator

JYVASKYLAN YLIOPISTO
Address
Seminaarinkatu 15
40100 Jyvaskyla
Finland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 807 436,08

Participants (7)

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 751 680
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
WESTFAELISCHE WILHELMS-UNIVERSITAET MUENSTER
Germany
EU contribution
€ 498 432,96
Address
Schlossplatz 2
48149 Muenster
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
STICHTING KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 510 748,56
Address
Geert Grooteplein Noord 9
6525 EZ Nijmegen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ASTON UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 546 575,76
Address
Aston Triangle
B4 7ET Birmingham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ICOMETRIX NV
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 250 560
Address
Kolonel Begaultlaan 1B
3012 Leuven
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MEGIN OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 269 145,36
Address
Siltasaarenkatu 18-20 A
00530 Helsinki
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BESA GmbH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 249 216,48
Address
Freihamer Strasse 18
82166 Grafelfing
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

Partners (6)

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE ENINFORMATIQUE ET AUTOMATIQUE
France
Address
Domaine De Voluceau Rocquencourt
78153 Le Chesnay Cedex
Activity type
Research Organisations
KING'S COLLEGE LONDON
United Kingdom
Address
Strand
WC2R 2LS London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TERMESZETTUDOMANYI KUTATOKOZPONT
Hungary
Address
Magyar Tudosok Korutja 2
1117 Budapest
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NIILO MAKI -SAATIO
Finland
Address
Asemakatu 4
40100 Jyvaskyla
Activity type
Research Organisations
TOBII TECHNOLOGY
Sweden
Address
Karlsrovagen 2D
18253 Danderyd
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
British Dyslexia Association
United Kingdom
Address
Unit 6A, Bracknell Beeches
RG12 7BW Bracknell
Activity type
Research Organisations