Multi-Council Working Group

The BRAIN Multi-Council Working Group ensures a coordinated and focused effort across NIH. The working group (PDF - 14 KB) includes a member from the Advisory Council of each of the 10 Institutes and Centers that contribute to the NIH BRAIN Initiative, with additional at-large members appointed to supplement the working group’s expertise. In addition, the working group includes ex officio members from DARPA, FDA, IARPA, and NSF—four of NIH’s federal partners involved in the BRAIN Initiative.

The Multi-Council Working Group provides ongoing oversight of the long-term scientific vision of the BRAIN initiative, as endorsed by the ACD, in the context of the evolving neuroscience landscape. It also serves as a forum for initial “concept clearance,” the review of ideas for new initiatives before they become funding announcements. In addition, the working group ensures that each of the BRAIN IC Advisory Councils is informed about BRAIN initiatives, awards and progress – a critical point as the individual IC Advisory Councils will perform the formal second level of review of BRAIN Initiative applications. Finally, the working group regularly offers an assessment of the progress of current projects and programs supported by the BRAIN Initiative.

BRAIN Multi-Council Group Meetings 

Upcoming Meetings 

The twelfth meeting of the Multi-Council Working group will be on Tuesday, February 12th, in Bethesda, MD. A meeting agenda and videocast link for the open session(s) will be provided at a later date. A summary and archived videocast footage of the open session(s) of the meeting will be posted after the meeting is completed.

Previous Meetings 

The eleventh meeting of the Multi-Council Working group was held on Tuesday, August 14th, at the Porter Neuroscience Building on the NIH campus. 

The tenth meeting of the Multi-Council Working group was held on Wednesday, May 30th, at 6001 Executive Boulevard, Rockville, MD. 

The ninth meeting (PDF - 602 KB) of the Multi-Council Working Group was held on Tuesday, January 30th, as a WebEx virtual meeting. 

The eighth meeting (PDF – 588 KB) of the Multi-Council Working Group was held on Thursday, August 17th, in Building 50 on NIH campus.

The seventh meeting (PDF – 711 KB) of the Multi-Council Working Group was held on Tuesday, May 16th, 2017, as a WebEx teleconference. 

The sixth meeting (PDF - 522 KB) of the Multi-Council Working Group occurred on Wednesday, February 15th, 2017, at the NIH Porter Neuroscience Research Center (35 Convent Dr., Bethesda, MD 20892). 

The fifth meeting (PDF - 602 KB) of the Multi-Council Working Group occurred on Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016, at the Hilton Garden Inn Washington DC-Downtown (815 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20005).

The fourth meeting (PDF - 391 KB) of the Multi-Council Working Group was held on Monday, February 8th, 2016, at 6001 Executive Boulevard, Rockville, MD. 

The third meeting (PDF - 359 KB) of the Multi-Council Working Group occurred on Wednesday, July 30th, 2015, at 5635 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD, Rooms 508/509. 

The second meeting (PDF - 368 KB) of the Multi-Council Working Group occurred on Wednesday, March 4th, 2015, on the NIH Campus. 

The first meeting of the Multi-Council Working Group occurred Monday, August 25, 2014, on the NIH Campus. 

Dates of future Multi-Council Working Group meetings will be posted to this page as they become available.