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Our guidelines for proposing new projects for funding

BRAINnet Foundation is a 501c3 organization that works with researchers to apply for research funding. The Foundation provides access to a standardized set of assessments, an existing library of data from these methods, the infrastructure for being the data center and repository for data sharing at the end of a project.

The guidelines we follow are –

  • New projects include one or more of the standardized assessments in their design, so that they build on the existing database of knowledge.
  • The existing database is used as a frame of reference, pilot data and/or norms.
  • Project PIs determine who the research team is. They may benefit from directed invitations or open invitations to previous collaborators that are part of the BRAINnet community.
  • BRAINnet Foundation functions as the administering institution and Data Center. Funds go directly to the research and researchers, and the foundation has administrative and operating costs to cover its operational functions.
  • In its role as Data Center, the Foundation confirms the feasibility of new project proposals. In this role, it provides access to data scoring.
  • BRAINnet Foundation has no cap on amount of funds or time period for a project. Its preference is for projects designed with progressive goals and timelines, in order to demonstrate outcomes regularly.
  • After completion of the project and primary publications, we offer an immediate mechanism for data sharing that meets grant requirements. Data would be made available to other scientists via BRAINnet’s transparent mechanisms.

Who is eligible?
All researchers who are doing non-profit research are eligible.

What are the standardized assessments?

  • Computerized Screening Questionnaires
  • Computerized battery for General and Emotional Cognition
  • Hardware and software acquiring EEG, ERPs, and Autonomics data under resting and task conditions
  • Software for acquiring MRI, fMRI and DTI using the same tasks as with ERPs
  • Genomics: genotyping using saliva or blood sampling protocols