Webinar to outline application process for brain research funding

An upcoming Brock University webinar should be top of mind for brain researchers.

The online session, held Wednesday, July 20 from 2 to 3 p.m., will focus on details of the Ontario Brain Institute’s (OBI) invitation for research proposals under its six Integrated Discovery Programs (IDP).

Building Better Research: Ontario Brain Institute Open Call for Integrated Discovery Programs” will feature presentations by Tom Mikkelsen, OBI President and Scientific Director, and Kirk Nylen, OBI Deputy Scientific Director and Vice President, Integrated Discovery and Informatics.

“This webinar will be of wide interest to the Brock University research community, which includes researchers across campus who study a whole host of brain-related topics, often in collaboration with clinicians, patients or industry partners,” says Brock Associate Vice-President, Research Michelle McGinn.

“The session represents an important opportunity to learn about OBI, funding opportunities and available resources.”

The OBI’s Open Call is looking for large-scale scientific programs that have a primary focus on prospective patient cohorts, hypothesis-driven research, testing and validation of new clinical tools, and open science.

This is done through the institute’s Integrated Discovery Programs , which are collaborative, translational brain research networks that harness patient and community involvement, industry collaboration and data-driven innovation.

They are established with the goal of deeply understanding clinical cohorts and generating evidence that will be translated into better care.

Successful IDPs will prioritize partnerships with industry, patients, caregivers and community organizations that drive patient-level impacts.

Part of Brock’s Building Better Research (BBR) series, an initiative jointly run by the Brock University Library and the Office of Research Services, the webinar is free, but registration is required.

Geared to faculty members, graduate students and researchers across campus, the BBR series offers current and timely support in a complex and evolving research environment.

For more information, contact Jayne Morrish, Knowledge Mobilization Officer with the Lifespan Development Research Institute, at jmorrish@brocku.ca

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