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HBP Feature
The Human Brain Project

supported by EMDESK

Gaining profound insight into what makes us human, developing new treatments for brain diseases and building revolutionary new computing technologies.

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EMDESK instrumental in winning the largest research excellence award in history

EMDESK was thrilled when in January 2013, the European Commission officially announced the selection of the Human Brain Project (HBP) as one of its two FET Flagship projects. Congratulating the consortium, EMDESK is proud to have contributed to the successful HBP proposal submission.

The project joins European efforts to address one of the greatest challenges of modern science: understanding the human brain. Federating over 80 European and international research institutions, the Human Brain Project is to run ten years (2013-2023) with an estimated cost of 1.19 billion euros. It is coordinated at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland by neuroscientist Henry Markram, with co-directors Karlheinz Meier of Heidelberg University, Germany and Richard Frackowiak of Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois (CHUV) and the University of Lausanne (UNIL).

The selection of the Human Brain Project as a FET Flagship was the result of over three years of preparation. With so much data to collect and hundreds of users to coordinate, the HBP consortium needed a flexible, reliable and specialised software to ensure accurate budgeting and data consolidation. After some difficulties in finding the right support, EMDESK was the tool of choice for the HBP team. Despite considerable time constraints and specific challenges due to the sheer size and complexity of the project, EMDESK managed to meet the client needs.

Proud to have facilitated the successful submission of this extraordinary research endeavour, EMDESK is happy to continue supporting the HBP project implementation.

The Human Brain Project - an EMDESK supported proposal submission:

Dr. Christian Fauteux, (Chief Administrative Officer @ HBP): "We selected EMDESK to submit the HBP proposal after facing problems with other tools. We switched to EMDESK less than 3 months before submission and were very happy that the collaboration went so smoothly. The EMDESK team met our individual requirements quickly and professionally. With budget and administrative data to be consolidated for more than 80 partners, this was quite an achievement. I believe that such a big proposal could not have been prepared without its help and we plan to use EMDESK even more now, in particular as our project management tool."

Eric Martrou, (Finance Officer/Risk & Performance Manager @ HBP ): "We thoroughly enjoy working with EMDESK. As a large project with hundreds of partners and lots of deadlines, we have a tight schedule and special requirements. This software has proven to be an invaluable tool for reporting, collaboration, and completing our daily project administration tasks. We're grateful that EMDESK has been able to provide competent support, personalized service, and custom developments. We'd recommend EMDESK to anyone looking for a comprehensive collaboration solution."

HBP Consortium

  1. École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
  2. Aalto-korkeakoulusäätiö
  3. Athens University Of Economics And Business
  4. Barcelona Supercomputing Center Centro Nacional de Supercomputacion
  5. Bergische Universität Wuppertal
  6. Bloomfield Science Museum Jerusalem
  7. Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique
  8. The Chancellor, Masters and Scholars of the University of Oxford
  9. Commissariat a l energie atomique et aux energies alternatives
  10. Consorzio Interuniversitario Cineca
  11. De Montfort University
  12. Eberhard-Karls-Universitat Tuebingen
  13. Ecole Normale Superieure
  14. Ernst Struengmann Institute/
  15. ETHZ Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich
  16. Fonden Teknologirådet
  17. Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH
  18. Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
  20. German Research School for Simulation Sciences GmbH
  21. Hebrew University of Jerusalem/
  22. Heinrich Heine Universität Düsseldorf
  23. Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois
  24. HITS gGmbH
  25. Institut de Cerveau et de Moelle Epiniere Fondation
  26. Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et en Automatique
  27. Institut Pasteur
  28. Institute of Experimental Medicine, Hungarian Academy of Sciences (in Hungarian: Magyar Tudományos Akadémia Kísérleti Orvostudományi Kutatóintézet)
  29. Johann Wolfgang Goethe Universität Frankfurt am Main
  30. Karlsruher Institut fuer Technologie
  31. Karolinska Institutet
  32. King's College London
  33. Kungliga Tekniska Hoegskolan
  34. Laboratorio Europeo di Spettroscopie Non Lineari
  35. Linneuniversitetet
  36. Medizinische Universität Innsbruck
  37. National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
  38. Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University
  39. Politecnico di Torino
  41. The Regents of the University of California
  42. Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen
  43. Riken the Institute of Physical and Chemical Research
  44. Royal Institution for the advancement of learning McGill University
  45. Ruprecht-Karls-Universitaet Heidelberg
  46. Sabanci University
  47. SAP AG
  48. Stichting Centrum voor Wiskunde en Informatica
  49. Stichting Katholieke Universiteit
  50. Stichting Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
  51. Technical University of Crete
  52. Technische Universitaet Dresden
  53. Technische Universitaet München
  54. Fortiss
  55. Technische Universität Graz
  56. Tel Aviv University
  57. Umea Universitet
  1. Universidad Autonoma de Madrid
  2. Universidad de Granada
  3. Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
  4. Universidad Rey Juan Carlos
  5. Universita degli Studi di Pavia
  6. Universitaet Bern
  7. Universität Zürich
  8. Universitat de Barcelona
  9. Universitat Pompeu Fabra
  10. University of Gent
  11. Universitetet for Miljo og Biovitenskap
  12. Universitetet i Oslo
  13. University of Cambridge
  14. University College London
  15. The University of Edinburgh
  16. Universiteit of Haifa
  17. The University of Manchester
  18. The University of Tennessee Health Science Center
  19. Université Victor Segalen Bordeaux II
  20. Uppsala Universitet
  21. Weizmann Institute of Science
  22. Wenzhou Medical College
  23. Yale University
  24. Academisch Ziekenhuis Leiden – Leids Universitair Medisch Centrum
  25. Agencia Estatal Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas
  26. Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche
  27. University of Nicosia
  28. European Brain Research Insitute Rita Levi-Montalcini Fondazione – EBRI
  29. Helsingin Yliopisto
  30. Institut Jozef Stefan
  31. Insitute of Science and Technology Austria
  32. KU Leuven
  33. Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen
  34. Middlesex University London
  35. Scuola Normale Superiore Pisa
  36. Scuola Superiore Sant‘ Anna
  37. Stiftung FZI Forschungszentrum Informatik am Karlsruher Institut für Technologie
  38. Swiss Insitute of Bioinformatics
  39. Synaptologics BV
  40. Synome Ltd
  41. The Foundation for Medical Research Infrastructural Development and Health Services next to the Medical Center Tel Aviv
  42. Tampere University od Technology
  43. Universidad de Castilla – La Mancha
  44. Uni Basel
  45. Universität Bielefeld
  46. Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf
  47. Universite d'Aix Marseille
  48. Université Joseph Fourier Grenoble 1
  49. Université Lyon 1 Claude Bernard
  50. Universite Pierre et Marie Curie - Paris 6
  51. Maastricht University
  52. Universiteit van Amsterdam
  53. University of Leeds
  54. Unversity of Surrey
  55. Unversity of Sussex
  56. Les Hôpitaux Universitaires de Genève