A team of researchers across Canada has received a $1.5 million grant from the Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) to develop a strategy that will position the advancement of knowledge about the brain as a national research priority and support the creation of the Canadian Brain Research Strategy Network.

The Network is co-lead by Dr. Judy Illes, DMCBH researcher and Director of Neuroethics Canada. This Network will coordinate Canada’s participation in the International Brain Initiative, which brings together the world’s major brain research projects. There will be 31 team leads from Canda’s leading neuroscience institutes and research centres who will collaborate with Dr. Illes and co-lead Dr. Yves De Koninck in developing the Canadian strategy.

“Key aspects of the Canadian Brain Research Strategy in this regard are the ethical, legal, societal and cross-cultural importance of discoveries about the brain and their meaningful translation into practice,” says Dr. Illes. “The neuroethical piece has already grounded the formulation and execution of the strategy.”

Congratulations to Dr. Illes on this amazing achievement! You can read more about this on the Faculty of Medicine website, here.